The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

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61. 2012 FCA online newsletters
(Uncategorised)
... from our Jan/Feb 2012 e-newsletter: FCTC workshops, INB-5, NCD target deadline, WCTOH update, latest member pictures and nine more countries adopt graphic warning labels. View: the Jan/Feb e-newsletter ...
Created on 25 March 2014
62. 2011 multimedia
(Uncategorised)
... 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 ...
Created on 03 March 2014
63. UNDP hosts webinar series on NCDs & development
(Action Now! Global Agenda)
Tobacco use and non-communicable diseases (NCDs)* pose a major health and development challenge, impeding progress on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). So far, tobacco control has been ...
Created on 17 February 2014
64. 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
65. 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
66. 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
67. 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
68. 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
69. 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
70. 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
71. 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
72. 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
73. 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
74. 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
75. 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
76. 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
77. 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
78. 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
79. 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
80. 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