[The Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC): a powerful public health instrument].

Titre[The Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC): a powerful public health instrument].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBovet, P, Cornuz, J, Paccaud, F
JournalRev Med Suisse
Date Published2012 Jul 11
Mots-clésGovernment Regulation, Humans, International Cooperation, Public Health, Tobacco Use Disorder

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) isa global and comprehensive legal framework for reducing demand for tobacco (e.g. price measures; ban on smoking in enclosed places; contents of tobacco products; packaging and labeling; advertising, promotion and sponsorship; liability, tobacco cessation, etc.) and supply (e.g. illicit trade; sales to/by minors, etc.). Adopted in 2003, the FCTC has been ratified by 174 countries so far. Switzerland has signed the treaty in 2004 but ratification will necessitate the implementation of stronger tobacco control measures at the national level. The FCTC is a priority of any strategy to reduce noncommunicable diseases in populations. Broad implementation of the FCTC has the potential to prevent a substantial proportion of the billion of tobacco-related deaths expected in the 21st century.

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Citation Key / SERVAL ID3303
PubMed ID22934470


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