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Farewell Dr Nigel Gray and Prof Anthony Hedley

Two prominent tobacco control advocates Dr Nigel Gray and Prof Anthony Hedley have passed away, and the FCA pays tribute to them.

Top 2014 photos

View our top photos for 2014 as voted by our FCA tobacco control community.

Top 2014 photos

  • Winning photo: FCA in Action

    Winning photo: FCA in Action

  • 2nd place: WNTD2014 Nepal

    2nd place: WNTD2014 Nepal

    A World No Tobacco Day rally in Nepal.

  • 3rd place: COP6

    3rd place: COP6

  • 4th place: Lima march

    4th place: Lima march

    Marching in Peru for a ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

  • 5th place: FCA at COP6

    5th place: FCA at COP6

  • 6th place: COP6 report

    6th place: COP6 report

  • 7th place: mobile court

    7th place: mobile court

    A mobile court fines a shop for advertising tobacco products in Bangladesh.

  • 8th place: COP6 lookout

    8th place: COP6 lookout

  • 9th place COP6 delegates

    9th place COP6 delegates

  • 10th place tie

    10th place tie

    World No Tobacco Day rally in Federated States of Micronesia.

  • 10th place tie

    10th place tie

    Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. (left) during World No Tobacco day in Palau.

UK Gov’t proposed levy on tobacco industry welcomed


Action on Smoking and Health welcomes the announcement that the UK Government will soon be launching a consultation on introducing a levy on the tobacco industry.

Smoking declines in Ukraine


An ad for Ukraine's smoke-free lawDaily smoking prevalence has decreased for both men and women in Ukraine, according to a survey carried out in October.

Prevalence for men declined almost 3 percent (from 45% to 42%), and for women 2 percentage points (from 11 to 9%), found the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, working with “Advocacy Center LIFE”, an FCA member.

The results also show that the average maximum retail price, written on the packs of cigarettes increased from 8.95 Ukrainian Hryvnia in February 2013 to 12.21 UAH in October 2014.

ASEAN tobacco control atlas released


ASEAN Tobacco Control AtlasSmokers in the South-East Asian region (ASEAN) start smoking on average before they are 20, the latest Tobacco Control Atlas has found.

COP6 pictures - FCA in action

The sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) took place 13-18 October in Moscow.

As always, FCA was there representing global civil society.

Take a look below at what we got up to. Click on an image for caption information.

COP6, FCA in Action

  • COP6: FCA in Action

    COP6: FCA in Action

    On Day 1 we presented FCA's views to COP6 delegates .

  • COP6: FCA in Action

    COP6: FCA in Action

    FCA member, Canadian Cancer Society, released its pack warnings report.

  • COP6: FCA in Action

    COP6: FCA in Action

    During FCTC COP sessions finding consensus was not always easy.

  • COP6: FCA in Action

    COP6: FCA in Action

    FCA's daily conference Bulletin was a hot item.

  • COP6: FCA in Action

    COP6: FCA in Action

    FCAers & delegates from Kenya discuss tobacco control during the African region briefing.

  • COP6: FCA in Action

    COP6: FCA in Action

    Veteran tobacco control advocate Olcott Gunasekera shows us the way at COP6.


More about COP6

Parties must make COP6 decisions immediate priorities

Decisions made at COP6 in Moscow will save hundreds of millions of lives if governments work to implement them immediately, said the Framework Convention Alliance.

Health warnings growing globally

CCS report 250pxLarge picture health warnings on tobacco packs are becoming a global trend, a new Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) report has found.

The report, Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status, found there had been tremendous progress internationally in implementing package warnings.

COP6 must adopt tobacco tax guidelines

Governments can take an important step toward preventing hundreds of millions of premature deaths by adopting, without change, draft guidelines on tobacco taxes, says the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA).

Groups calls on United Way to stop taking tobacco industry funds

The Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) is calling on the non-profit United Way of Jamaica to stop accepting funding from Carreras, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco.

Complete ban on all POS advertising needed in Ukraine

Blatant cigarette promotion at a Ukraine POSThe Smoke Free Ukraine Project is calling on the country’s government to completely ban all cigarette pack displays from points of sales (POS).

The move follows a recent monitoring project carried out by the Regional Advocacy Center (Life) and Smoke Free Ukraine Coalition (SFUC).

Ireland moves towards plain packaging

Example of imagery on an Australian plain pack. (c) Gov't of Australia.Ireland has taken another step towards plain packaging, after its Cabinet approved a Bill to make all cigarette packaging standardised with health warnings.

The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2013 will eliminate all branding on packs, such as logos, trademarks, colours and graphics.