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 15 March 2012
The World Health Organization hosted a special meeting of the UN Ad Hoc Interagency Task Force on Tobacco Control 27-28 February 2012 in Geneva.
According to WHO, the main objective of the meeting was to strengthen the multisectoral and interagency response to needs related to global implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
- Published on 26 January 2012
Tobacco is so commonplace - globally more than one-quarter of adults use it - that it is easy to overlook how extraordinarily dangerous it is to human health and well-being.
As the only risk factor common to the four main non-communicable disease (NCD) categories, tobacco use now causes 1 in 6 of all NCD deaths.
- Published on 19 January 2012
The Political Declaration of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Summit requests WHO develop a comprehensive global monitoring framework and voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of NCDs.