Full Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is the Responsibility of all (2020)

Although the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into force in 2005, the tobacco control challenge continues to escalate. Despite the fact that tobacco use is finally projected to decrease in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), as indicated in the WHO Global Report on Trends in the Prevalence of Tobacco Use (1), the tobacco epidemic is still far from over.

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