Analysis Examines Framework Convention for Tobacco Control On 10th Anniversary

Council on Foreign Relations: The Tobacco Treaty Turns Ten
Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, and David P. Fidler, visiting fellow for cybersecurity, discuss the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC), which recognized its 10th anniversary on February 27. “…A decade later, the FCTC has been ratified by 180 countries representing nearly 90 percent of the world’s population. It is a qualified success for improving tobacco control. Yet the reasons for its success are unlikely to be replicated for other global health threats, and the convention offers lessons on the limits of improving global health through international law…” (2/27).