People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCA Campaigns: Illicit Trade
Illicit trade in tobacco products is a huge global problem that affects public health, and threatens law and order. Global effort is essential in eliminating this trade, as well as to control supply and distribution chains and implement effective enforcement strategies.
The tobacco industry benefits from illicit trade. Tobacco consumption increases due to the availability of cheaper products, and governments delay raising tobacco taxes because they're worried about increased smuggling.
Illicit Trade Campaign News
FCA identified three interlinked implementation-related priorities for COP7 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC):
- Follow-up on the 30-percent prevalence reduction target agreed at COP6;
NEW DELHI, 12 November 2016 – Parties to the global tobacco control treaty now possess the outline of a path toward faster implementation at country level of the lifesaving measures in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control*, despite mixed results from six days of negotiations.
FCA staff and members are busy making final plans for COP7 of the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, to be held 7-12 November in New Delhi.