The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

The ‘plain packs’ battle in the UK – lessons learned

Generic plain packageBy Deborah Arnott
Chief Executive, Action on Smoking and Health

In 2010 a new coalition government came to power in Britain, committed to reducing the overall burden of regulation. By January 2014 it had already abolished or simplified 800 regulations, with 2,200 more due for the same treatment before it left office in spring 2015.

China: steady progress but huge challenges for tobacco control

By Xu Guihua*

China is the world’s largest tobacco producer and consumer. One-third of the world’s smokers live in the country where tobacco control is a work in progress, but also a protracted war with the tobacco industry.