There is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke. Tobacco kills up to half of its users. In order “to protect, current and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke,” the first global public health treaty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), was adopted by the World Health Assembly on May 21, 2003. The Convention was entered into force on February 2005 and now there are 180 parties to the treaty. There are 13 CARPHA Member States that are parties to the treaty.
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