The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

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61. Tobacco control ‘hotspots’ in 2014
(Industry Interference )
...  UN Headquarters Advocates are pushing for this year's review of 2011's NCD Summit to be a major event. The Summit assembled world leaders, and highlighted the growing epidemic of non-communicable ...
Created on 12 February 2014
62. Progress on NCDs insufficient: Why?
(Action Now! Global Agenda)
Three years ago, the tobacco control community prepared for the first ever United Nations (UN) high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – the UN Summit on NCDs. The rationale was simple: ...
Created on 07 February 2014
63. Triple tobacco tax, prevent 200 million deaths
(Price and Tax)
... $10,000 per death from smoking." Smoking is the largest cause of premature death from chronic diseases (also known as non-communicable diseases or NCDs). In 2013 governments agreed a global target of ...
Created on 06 January 2014
64. Pacific Islands making tobacco control a development priority
(FCTC: Action Now!)
... includes a Multi-Country Action Plan, which singles out FCTC implementation as one strategy for tackling the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).* "Emphasizing FCTC implementation in the UNDAF ...
Created on 06 December 2013
65. FCA promoting tobacco control at WHO regional committee meetings
(FCTC: Action Now!)
... we also ensured that tobacco control was included in discussions on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the post-2015 development agenda. In their statements at the meetings, FCAers focused on the ...
Created on 09 October 2013
66. Tobacco control, NCDs emerging in UN development talks
(FCTC: Action Now!)
... get tobacco control included in the world's post-2015 development agenda. "Tobacco consumption, which was left out of the MDGs, has a direct impact on NCDs, and must therefore be separately targeted" ...
Created on 03 October 2013
67. Tobacco control two years after the UN's NCD Summit
(Action Now! Global Agenda)
Two years ago Thursday a United Nations conference declared the threat posed by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) "one of the major challenges for development in the 21st century". "Prevention must be ...
Created on 18 September 2013
68. September discussions could impact future of global tobacco control
(Action Now! Global Agenda)
... latest UN Secretary-General's recommendations for the post-2015 agenda also fail to mention them. (The report does include the need to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), however ...
Created on 28 August 2013
69. Tonga ups tobacco tax to fight diseases
(Price and Tax)
... commitment to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by increasing the import rates of the unhealthy products," announced the Ministry of Revenue earlier this month, according to a media report. NCDs ...
Created on 27 August 2013
70. Tonga ups tobacco tax to fight diseases
(Orchids - Global tobacco control successes)
... commitment to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by increasing the import rates of the unhealthy products," announced the Ministry of Revenue earlier this month, according to a media report. See ...
Created on 27 August 2013
71. NCDs Mechanism needs to reflect the WHO FCTC: spread the word!
(FCTC: Action Now!)
You might recall the positive outcomes of the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May regarding non-communicable diseases* (NCDs). At that time, countries approved ambitious targets, such as cutting tobacco ...
Created on 12 August 2013
72. Jamaica seeks allies against Big Tobacco
(General news)
...  Read more: Profile – Barbara McGaw, Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control FCA members vigilant on World No Tobacco Day * Tobacco use is the main risk factor for the four main groups of NCDs, ...
Created on 20 June 2013
73. WHA's positive outcomes only the first step
(General news)
... resolution on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which will help us advocate for accelerated implementation of the FCTC. The so-called 'omnibus resolution' includes a number of ambitious commitments to ...
Created on 10 June 2013
74. Tobacco Control omitted from global development priorities
(General news)
... (NCDs) – one of the major threats to development in this century. (The panel's report did recognize the huge threat posed by NCDs); Apart from its health impacts, tobacco robs families of resources that ...
Created on 06 June 2013
75. UN support for FCTC implementation: opportunities in 2013
(FCTC: Action now)
By FCA and HealthBridge* Global support for tobacco control has greatly increased since the 2011 United Nations (UN) High-level Meeting on NCDs recognised the role of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco ...
Created on 16 April 2013
76. Tell WHO: Strengthen tobacco control in NCD Global Action Plan: 2013-2020
(FCTC: Action Now!)
The World Health Organization (WHO) will conclude consultations on the draft NCD Action Plan this week (29 March). The Plan will guide global and national response to the epidemic of non-communicable ...
Created on 27 March 2013
77. Tobacco use driving NCDs in Africa
(Industry Interference )
Tobacco use is helping drive NCDs in Africa (c) ZACATobacco use is a main factor driving non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly in Africa, according to outcomes from a multi-stakeholder dialogue ...
Created on 27 March 2013
78. Global Action Plan on NCDs must recognise the FCTC
(FCTC: Action Now!)
... of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), 2013-2020. FCA is currently attending the third round of informal consultations in Geneva on the revised draft action plan, which will replace the 2008-2013 plan. ...
Created on 11 March 2013
79. Building on BRICS' commitment to strengthen FCTC implementation
(FCTC: Action Now!)
... significant role that BRICS countries play in the global process of prevention and control of NCDs, and "renewed their commitment to strengthening international cooperation in health, in particular South-South ...
Created on 29 January 2013
80. Lao tobacco control fund builds momentum for healthier region - SEATCA
(Price and Tax)
... (NCDs), and thus mitigates economic and social burdens," Ritthiphakdee said. "This new law will ensure that millions of premature deaths and disabilities can be prevented," she added. Countries in ASEAN ...
Created on 25 January 2013