Tobacco Free Initiative

Vision: A world free of tobacco: tobacco-free people, communities and environments.

Mission: To advocate and enable accelerated implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control through sustainable systems for tobacco control.

Goal: Attain the lowest possible tobacco use prevalence and the highest level of protection from second-hand smoke.

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)

63%of all deaths are caused by NCDs, for which tobacco use is one of the greatest risk factors

Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2010

Tobacco’s toll

> 600 000people die each year from exposure to second-hand smoke

Tobacco fact sheet

Highlights

Featured Publication - Youth and tobacco in the Western Pacific Region: Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2005-2014

Featured Publication - Plain packaging of tobacco products: evidence, design and implementation

Upcoming events

Workshop on Tourism and Smoke-Free Environments in the Western Pacific

28-29 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan

Contact Us

Tobacco Free Initiative
Division of NCD and Health through the
Life-Course
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
United Nations Avenue
1000 Manila
Philippines
tfi@wpro.who.int