The FCTC was developed in response to the increased globalisation of the patterns of tobacco use and was adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2003. It is the world’s first international public health treaty and has since been ratified by 152 countries, including the European Commission and 25 of the 27 member States.

The first briefing paper "Spotlight on the FCTC” was launched on January 30 2008 at in the European Parliament, Brussels. The event was hosted by Linda McAvan MEP and was attended by key MEPS, Commission officials and national health attaches. The pictures of the event are available on the Smokefree Partnership website.

The ‘Spotlight on the FCTC’ is available in 17 languages.

To read the full document please visit the Smokefree Partnership website.

For further information

- WHO Framework on tobacco control-&g...

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Last modified on February 29 2008.