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Since it first opened in 2007, The Union's Tobacco Control Department has been working with governments and NGOs around the world to assist with implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and its MPOWER measures to reduce tobacco consumption.

To date the department has worked with 130 organisations in 46 countries, and has contributed to a significant number of key policy outcomes. The maps below give a snapshot of The Union's global impact for the following tobacco control measures:

• smokefree public places
• graphic health warnings
• bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship
• the taxation of tobacco products
• FCTC Article 5.3 to prevent tobacco industry interference in setting public health policies
• sustainable funding models for tobacco control activities

The Union is a partner within the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, co-managing a grants programme with Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The Union focuses its tobacco control work on thirteen priority countries, with low- and middle-incomes, where the burden of tobacco use is highest: China, Russia [now high-income], India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ukraine, Turkey, Mexico, Philippines, Brazil and Thailand.

Since 2007 The Union has...


Smokefree policy outcomes








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The Tobacco Control Department is based at The Union Europe Office, Edinburgh, registered charity no. SC039880
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