People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
Countries must start taking seriously their responsibility to provide treatment to tobacco users who want to stop, says a Comment article published in The Lancet.
A package of tools created to assist countries that are developing or refining support for people who are trying to stop using tobacco is now online.
Article 14 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is devoted to tobacco cessation. Following the adoption of Article 14 guidelines in 2010, many countries began developing (or further developing) their support for cessation.
Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) members recently held the first regional conference about smoking cessation in Jordan.
The conference is the first of its kind in the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) region, and addressed guidelines to Article 14 (cessation) of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which were adopted during last year’s fourth Conference of the Parties (COP4) in Uruguay.
Many young smokers in Europe are not utilising cessation programs despite wanting to quit, a new report has found.
According to the ACCESS report, recruitment strategies are neglected when organisations develop youth smoking cessation interventions.
Article 14: cessation
The European Commission could improve tobacco control measures after it recently announced a public consultation process to assess possible changes to its Tobacco Products Directive.
The commission is inviting all stakeholders to comment on possible measures to improve awareness about the dangers of smoking; increase the motivation to quit smoking; and discourage taking up smoking.
The number of people dying from smoking-related lung cancer in Asia over the next 20 years will double, according to new Australian research.
The George Institute of Global Health recently released a study that said a third of the world's smokers live in the Asia-Pacific region; however, Asian countries are slow to take up anti-smoking initiatives.
The International Cardiology Congress on the Internet has begun.
Organized by the Argentine Federation of Cardiology, the congress features a symposium on Tobacco and the Heart organized by the Framework Convention Alliance, World Heart Federation, the South American Cardiology Society and the InterAmerican Heart Foundation.
The symposium explores issues in tobacco cessation and control that are relevant to cardiologists. It will include contributions from leading global experts in tobacco control advocacy and treatment of tobacco dependence.