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WHO - FCTC - World's first public health treaty - the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, adopted by the World Health Organization in May 2003

Goal:"continuous and significant reduction of tobacco use and protection from exposure to tobacco smoke".

To date, 176 countries and the European Community have signed and ratified the treaty.

FCTC is a legally binding international treaty which was signed by the 193 member states of the WHO, adopted in 2003 and entered into force in 2005, when forty member states put their instrument for ratification, or some other equivalent instruments. Countries that ratified the treaty are required to adopt it into their national legislations.

The principles of international treaties are embodied in the Vienna Convention in 1969, and most of the existing treaties concern the economy and security, for example disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, etc. There are also treaties on illicit trafficking, energy and pollution, and FCTC is the first ever public health treaty.

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