Andrew Black is the team leader (development assistance) at the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). Before joining the Secretariat of the WHO FCTC in 2016, Andrew was a civil servant at the United Kingdom Department of Health, where he had many roles, including tobacco program manager for almost a decade.
Tobacco use is one of the world's leading causes of preventable death, responsible for more than 7 million deaths every year. Could a global treaty on tobacco control help accelerate progress across the SDGs? WHO's Andrew Black and Rodrigo Feijo Santos explain how.