The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

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

WHO Director-General Margaret ChanChallenges 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.

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Act now: the FCTC must be recognised as essential to fighting NCDs


The Political Declaration of the 2011 United Nations NCD Summit
 called for accelerating implementation of the tobacco control treaty, yet an early draft of the document that will be produced at a review of the NCD Summit in July entirely omits the treaty. This must change!

1 billion deaths: time to get serious


Over 10 years ago, the world’s governments agreed a blueprint for fighting the tobacco epidemic: the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). It’s time the world got serious about implementing it, says FCA Director Laurent Huber, in a new article.

Progress has been made, writes Laurent in the article in Cancer Control.

Fighting tobacco use and NCDs is key to development, speakers tell UN event


Tobacco use and other risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are devastating populations and must be integrated into the post-2015 development agenda, said panellists at a United Nations event on 28 April.

FCA, along with the missions of Belgium, Jamaica and the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), co-sponsored the side event.