People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
An expert commentary on the global treaty, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
By Jim Thrasher*
Increasingly, countries that have already implemented pictorial health warning labels (HWLs) that cover up to 50 percent of tobacco packages are promoting, adopting, and implementing more prominent HWLs1.
By FCA Executive Director Francis Thompson*
The 8 July trade tribunal decision upholding Uruguay’s cigarette labelling requirements was widely celebrated by tobacco control advocates. Philip Morris, the claimant, lost across the board in its efforts to stop Uruguay implementing 80-percent health warnings and to keep selling multiple version of its flagship Marlboro brand.
An expert commentary on the global tobacco control treaty, the WHO FCTC
By Karine Gallopel-Morvan *
Tobacco use kills nearly six million people every year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.1 In response to this pandemic, WHO developed the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), a comprehensive treaty with 180 Parties.2
By Dr Eduardo Bianco*
Uruguay is celebrating 10 years as a smoke-free (SF) country in 2016. When it banned smoking in public spaces and workplaces a decade ago, it became the first county in the Americas, and only the fourth in the world, to do so.
By Maxime Compaore
I'm proud and excited to be Chair of the FCA Board at this crucial time in the life of our organisation, of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and of global tobacco control in general.
With the development phase of the treaty coming to an end we now turn our attention to ensuring that its proven, effective and cost-effective measures are implemented fully so that we can begin to reverse the tide of the tobacco epidemic.