The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is an evidence-based treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health. The WHO FCTC was developed in response to the globalization of the tobacco epidemic. The spread of the tobacco epidemic is facilitated through a variety of complex factors with cross-border effects, including trade liberalization and direct foreign investment. Other factors such as global marketing, transnational tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and the international movement of contraband and counterfeit cigarettes have also contributed to the explosive increase in tobacco use. Ten years after its ratification by most countries around the world, the health gains triggered by the WHO FCTC are evident, but not sufficient.
The aim of this Symposium is to review how the WHO FCTC has been implemented internationally, by identifying achievements, loopholes, barriers, and the new challenges ahead.
The language of the Symposium will be English, with simultaneous translation into Spanish. Free registration.