The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

FCTC guidelines on tobacco tax: what advocates should know

 

Cover, FCA's guide to Article 6 guidelinesIn October 2014, most of the world’s countries gathered for a meeting about the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). At this meeting, generally known as COP6 (for Sixth Session of the Conference of the Parties) delegates adopted guidelines for the implementation of the FCTC article that deals with tobacco taxes, Article 6.

Long-term, targeted approach to tobacco tax pays dividends

FCA at a seminar at COP6Countries that have adopted policies to raise tobacco taxes substantially, and keep pushing them higher, have been rewarded with higher revenues and spectacular health gains, a review of experience from a number of low- and middle-income countries shows.