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


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
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
United Nations Avenue
1000 Manila