Center for Disease Control – tobacco and smoking fact sheet

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Smoking causes many diseases and reduces the health of smokers in general.1


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Tobacco Commons

For real time Marketing tactics abused by big tobacco visit Tobacco commons where you will find the most recent examples of international tobacco marketing.

Global Policies

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control was adopted unanimously by the 56th World Health Assembly on 21 May 2003. The final text is contained in World Health Assembly Resolution 56.1.

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the first international treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization. It was adopted by the World Health Assembly on 21 May 2003 and entered into force on 27 February 2005. It has since become one of the most rapidly and widely embraced treaties in United Nations history.

The WHO FCTC was developed in response to the globalization of the tobacco epidemic and is an evidence-based treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health. The Convention represents a milestone for the promotion of public health and provides new legal dimensions for international health cooperation.

Global Tobacco Control

This site offers free instructional training for policy makers, researchers, educators and the general public. We help participants develop and implement effective tobacco control programs, advocate for substantial anti-smoking regulations and craft media campaigns that make a difference. Our multimedia educational modules feature tobacco control experts from around the world. The curriculum was developed by faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the premier source for research and policy guidance on how to stem the global epidemic of tobacco-related cancer deaths.

NY state Quitline

For help quitting tobacco products.

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