People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Created on 09 October 2012
Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. The council played a key role in research and advocacy leading up to the Australian government’s ground-breaking decision to introduce plain packaging.
The council works on cancer research, patient support, cancer prevention and advocacy. Read on to find out more.
- Created on 19 June 2012
Alliance for the Control of Tobacco Use (ACT), based in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is also the Chair of the FCA Board of Directors.Paula Johns is the executive director, and a founder, of the
ACT influenced Brazil’s recent decision to ban all flavours and additives in tobacco products throughout the country because they lure many young people into starting to smoke. This is a world first and a major breakthrough for tobacco control globally. Brazil has now adopted the strongest ban on flavours and additives in the world.
- Created on 14 April 2012
Chile Libre de Tabaco (CHLT) or Tobacco Free Chile, where she is responsible for communications. CHLT is based in Santiago, Chile.Lezak Shallat works with the FCA member organisation
Many of the people initially involved with CHLT were looking at tobacco issues in relation to community health and the absence of women’s organisations in prevention. In 2009, this group named itself Chile Libre de Tabaco and broadened its objectives to tackle policy issues at the national level.
- Created on 25 October 2011
Dr Elif Dagli is Chair of the Turkish National Coalition on Tobacco or Health (TNCTH), which introduced the FCTC process to Turkey’s non-government organisation (NGO) community in 1999.
Since then, TNCTH has faced many challenges, as well as successes, in implementing tobacco control procedures into Turkey.
- Created on 06 September 2011
JCTC project manager
Despite ratifying the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2005, the Government of Jamaica continues plans to expand tobacco production and remains in breach of its treaty obligations.
Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) project manager Barbara McGaw says this lack of political will and apathy towards FCTC implementation is the biggest challenge to tobacco control (TC) in her country.