Observatory of the National Policy on Tobacco Control

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control


Last updated: 10/31/2018 | 13h53

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the first treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization. Its objective is “to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke by providing a framework for tobacco control measures to be implemented by the Parties at the national, regional and international levels in order to reduce continually and substantially the prevalence of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke” (article 3).

On October 27, 2005, Brazil's adherence to the FCTC was ratified by the Senate. Since the implementation of the FCTC measures became the National Policy on Tobacco Control in Brazil.

The National Commission for FCTC Implementation (CONICQ) is responsible to propose, implement, consolidate and evaluate the measures for WHO FCTC implementation in Brazil.

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