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Top 10 Things to Know about the FCTC

1.)    The FCTC represents a global consensus on how to confront the tobacco epidemic

2.)    The FCTC text was unanimously adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2003, including by the U.S.

3.)    The FCTC has been joined by 177 countries and the European Union, representing almost 90% of the world’s people.

4.)    The FCTC is a blueprint for ending the death and disease caused by tobacco

5.)    Countries that have fully implemented the FCTC have seen dramatic declines in tobacco use

6.)    Even before the U.S. ratifies the FCTC, governments at the local, state, and national level can implement its life-saving measures

7.)    The FCTC was the 1st global health treaty

8.)    The FCTC is based on science and best practice

9.)    The FCTC recognizes that the tobacco industry has no place at the table when it comes to making public health policy

10.) The FCTC recognizes that the participation of civil society – such as ASH – is essential in achieving its objective

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