The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the international tobacco treaty, came into force on Feb. 27, 2005, and thus celebrated its 15th anniversary on February 27, 2020.

The FCTC has had an enormous impact globally in advancing tobacco control, especially through legislative developments in low and middle income countries.

Canada remains in breach of a series of international obligations under the FCTC, including minimum standards for health warnings on a variety of tobacco products (though Canada does very well for packaging and labelling for some tobacco products, including cigarettes).

More information related to the FCTC can be seen here:

https://www.who.int/fctc/en/

Canada’s 2018 report submitted to the FCTC, and previous reports, can be seen here:

https://untobaccocontrol.org/impldb/canada/

Canada’s 2020 report will be due to be submitted in early May, 2020.