History of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241563925 ISBN-10   
Order Number    19300231
Price    CHF    10.00 / US$    12.00 Developing countries:    CHF    7.00
English     2009        51   pages
If there is one lesson to be learnt from the history of the WHO FCTC's early days, it is that the determinants of its success in tobacco control were the leadership, commitment, political will, integrity, vision and courage of the people, organizations and governments entrusted by their countries to turn the framework convention into reality.

The WHO FCTC represents a future that is being created by committed men and women who believe that all people deserve a healthy, tobacco-free world. These men and women have the vision and the courage to tackle a global health challenge with a powerful, innovative and radical experiment in global public health, one that has literally changed the rules of tobacco control.

This report recounts the story of the Framework Convention up to the beginning of 2010. Most of the information came from the individuals who kindly responded to a questionnaire and shared personal testimonies about this remarkable addition to the contemporary history of public health.