TABLE 2

Full implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) main indicators in the 53 countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region

IndicatorCountries with full implementation
Ratification of the WHO FCTC50 (94.3%)
Raise tobacco taxes#29 (54.7%)
Laws on smoke-free public places10 (18.9%)
Cessation programmes+8 (15.1%)
Ban on advertising, promotion and sponsorship§4 (7.6%)
Pictorial warnings labels on packagingƒ3 (5.7%)
  • #: more than 75% of the price is tax; : all public places are completely smoke-free or at least 90% of the population is covered by complete subnational smoke-free legislation; +: the country has a national quit line, and both nicotine replacement therapy and some cessation services are cost covered; §: a ban on all forms of direct and indirect advertising; ƒ: should be large, with all appropriate characteristics. Data from [17].