Tobacco Free Initiative at WCO India
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the first international treaty negotiated under the auspices of WHO. It was adopted by the World Health Assembly on 21 May 2003 and entered into force on 27 February 2005. It has since become one of the most rapidly and widely embraced treaties in United Nations history.
The WHO FCTC was developed in response to the globalization of the tobacco epidemic and is an evidence-based treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health. The Convention represents a milestone for the promotion of public health and provides new legal dimensions for international health cooperation.
The Tobacco Free Initiative at WCO India provides technical assistance for implementation and monitoring of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in the country through intersectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration and strengthening the capacity of the National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP) at national and sub national level.