People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCA members from around the world work hard for global tobacco control and to end the devastating tobacco epidemic. Take a look at some of their activities in images and videos.
2012: the year in pictures
Highlights from the year include INB5 negotiations, World No Tobacco Day take on Big Tobacco; Australia adopts plain packaging; COP5 adopts the ITP and agrees to create working groups on liability and sustainable measures to strengthen implementation of the WHO FCTC.
COP5 in pictures
The fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) took place in Korea. Take a look at what happened.
Latest pictures: September - October 2012
In Bangladesh a smoke-free bus launches while workshops discussing Article 5.3 are held; Ukraine introduces a comprehensive ban on all forms of tobacco advertising; and Sri Lanka passes regulations that mandate some of the largest picture warnings on cigarette packs in the world.
Latest pictures: June-August 2012
Cambodia holds its first smoke-free sporting event; Australia's High Court rejects a tobacco industry challenge of a new law on plain packaging of cigarettes; New Zealand's law banning tobacco products from being publicly displayed comes into effect; and Tobacco Free Chile educate people about smoking outside the Calvo Mackenna Children's Hospital.
World No Tobacco Day 2012
See what members got up to during World No Tobacco Day 2012.
Latest pictures: March-April 2012
Protestors in the Philippines march against a global international trade show; the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health takes place in Singapore where the Tobacco Watch 2012 report launches; FCA member Yul Dorado receives a Bloomberg Award for Tobacco Control.
Latest pictures: January-February 2012
The FCA congratulates Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki for his election; Tobacco advocates meet Benin's Minister of Justice; Bangladesh sees rallies for an amendment to tobacco control law; Madagascar becomes the third country in Africa to require picture- warnings; and Ireland becomes the 9th European Union country to require picture warnings.
Style goes Geum Yeon (No Smoking) Style
13 November 2012: Day two of KASH’s rallies sees university students in a flash mob outside KT&G’s offices using the song ' Gang Nam Style' to call attention to Big Tobacco’s interference with public health. © KASH (Korean Association on Smoking or Health)
The FCA created this video to remind delegates that they must work wisely.
Jody Nkashama of Radio Okapi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, interviews FCA Director Laurent Huber about tobacco industry interference, particularly in Africa.
Listen to the interview