WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was developed in response to the globalised tobacco epidemic. It is an evidence-based treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health and has become one of the most rapidly and widely embraced treaties in United Nations history.

For the full text of the treaty, visit the World Health Organization website.

In this section

  • The Government has deferred its consideration of becoming a party to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. Read more
  • As a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, New Zealand must be transparent in its dealings with the tobacco industry. This page records meetings with tobacco industry representatives between 2011 and the present. Read more
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