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The FCTC turned 10 on 27 Feb 2015

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The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) turns 10 on 27 Feb 2015.

Besides celebrating this anniversary with the 180 Parties to the treaty, it’s also a time to recommit to fighting the devastating health, social, economic and environmental consequences of tobacco and tobacco use.

Goodbye 2014, looking ahead to 2015


Laurent HuberUlysses DorotheoDear FCAers,

By FCA Director Laurent Huber
and Ulysses Dorotheo, on behalf of the FCA board

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and share some thoughts about the year that is just finishing and the one to come.

Women’s tobacco control alliance in Bangladesh encouraged by COP decisions

;"By Farida Akhter

The enormous progress made at COP6 extends beyond the adoption of guidelines on tobacco taxes. At the October meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) adopted three decisions that recognised the need to address gender aspects of tobacco use.

My COP6 story - Pubudu Sumanasekera

Pubudu SumanasekaraPubudu Sumanasekera
Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) Sri Lanka

I was motivated to apply for a sponsorship to attend COP6 after working on the FCA Tax Tools project, which had very good outcomes. Although I have worked in the tobacco control field for more years, I had never attended a COP.

My COP6 story - Hellen Neima

Hellen NeimaBy Hellen Neima
Uganda National Tobacco Control Association

Prior to COP6, I had attended a number of meetings on the WHO FCTC, but only at regional and national levels. It was therefore hard for me to imagine what a conference of parties would be like, so my expectations were restrained.