People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
2011 in review
See what our members got up to throughout 2011 when working towards global tobacco control
Latest pictures: November and December
Some highlights include: volunteers in Nepal educate people about tobacco control law, Uruguay experiences an increase in illegal tobacco advertising; and Islamabad sees a legal complaint launched against Phillip Morris International.
Latest pictures: October
Some highlights include: Brazil includes barcodes on all cigarette products produced for export; FCA staff and members hand out 'billion-dollar bills' at the United Nations NCD Summit in New York; and Australia contributes AUD $700,000 to the FCTC.
Latest pictures: June and July
Some highlights include: ASH celebrates its 40th anniversary, members in Palau busy themselves promoting the FCTC, Portuguese speaking tobacco control groups get trained on policy and advocacy, and a university professor launches a website about the industry’s exploitation of tobacco growing farmers in developing countries.
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2011
See what FCA members got up to around the world during World No Tobacco Day 2011.
WNTD 2011 awards
Awards were presented in each of the WHO’s six regions - Africa, the Americas, South-East Asia, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Western Pacific.
Latest pictures: April 2011
Highlights include: Australia announces its proposed design and legislation for plain packaging; the Ukraine adopts picture warnings; and Bangladesh discusses the importance of installing smoke-free signs in public places and public transport.
Latest pictures: January - March
The beginning of 2011 saw tobacco control advocates get involved with World Cancer Day, people in Bangladesh push tobacco packaging health warnings and smoke-free laws, and women in DRC learn about the link between cervical cancer and smoking.