People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCTC: Action Now! Campaign
"Full implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control would bring the single biggest blow to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and respiratory disease."
- WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the NCD Summit in New York, 19 Sept. 2011
Challenges to the effective implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) – including lack of political will, funding and capacity for tobacco control in low-resource countries – are undermining the success of the tobacco control movement to date.
In 2014, UN member states renewed their commitment to accelerate implementation of the FCTC. In this campaign, FCA is working to turn that pledge into reality at three levels: country level; FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP); and during various international health and development events.
In 2015 we had a number of notable successes. They include having tobacco control included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), endorsed by the member states of the United Nations.
- Published on 21 September 2016
Known as a champion of global tobacco control, Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez gave an inspiring speech Tuesday about the broader fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
- Published on 02 September 2016
The World Health Organization is updating the list of cost-effective policy interventions for fighting non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Appendix 3 of the Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020.
- Published on 17 November 2015
Civil society groups from around the world have pledged concrete steps in the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs*).
Meeting in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 13-15 November, the Global NCD Alliance Forum pledged, among other actions, to: