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Parties fighting global tobacco epidemic outline a path toward saving more lives, work needed to make it permanent

05 Nov 2016

NEW DELHI, 12 November 2016 – Parties to the global tobacco control treaty now possess the

outline of a path toward faster implementation at country level of the lifesaving measures in

the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control*, despite mixed results from six days of


The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

meets every two years. Known as COP7, this week’s meeting brought together the 180 Parties

to the FCTC, which represent nearly 90 percent of the world’s people.