The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Maldives hosts high-level advocacy forum on tobacco control

FCAers attended the recent High Level Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control, in Maldives, organized by the World Health Organization Country Office in collaboration with the Health Protection Agency.

Tobacco industry still thwarting governments in South-East Asia

In South-East Asia, “The tobacco industry continues to interfere with, deter and thwart governments' efforts to protect public health through both overt and covert means,” says a new report by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).

Uruguayan president calls for collective fight against NCDs

Known as a champion of global tobacco control, Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez gave an inspiring speech Tuesday about the broader fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Tax tobacco to help fight NCDs, FCA tells WHO SEARO

 

Tobacco taxation offers a ‘win-win’ policy option for governments, where raising tobacco taxes will both generate extra revenue and reduce consumption. That was the message FCA delivered to the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia on 9 Sept.

Tobacco industry targets Cameroon kids

Sales outlets next to a schoolThe tobacco industry is using multiple marketing strategies to encourage school children in Cameroon to smoke, a recent report found.

Understanding the FCTC budget and workplan - COP7

Delegates at FCTC COP6COP7 provides an opportunity for Parties to voice their preferred priorities for the 2018-2019 budget and workplan of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, FCTC (provisional agenda item 7.4).

Updating tobacco control 'best buys' for fighting NCDs

The World Health Organization is updating the list of cost-effective policy interventions for fighting non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Appendix 3 of the Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020.

Invest in tobacco control to end poverty: SEATCA

 SEATCA Executive Director, Ms. Bungon Ritthiphakdee.

Bangkok, Thailand - 30 August 2016: It is possible to end poverty in the next 14 years.

Is bigger better? There’s no doubt for tobacco warning labels

Health warnings labels in Urugay: 50% (old) and 80% (current)
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.

FCTC COP7 to probe Parties’ lack of payments

When Parties meet this November at the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), it will be time to clarify a process for collecting outstanding FCTC payments, which total over one-third of the operating budget for 2016-17.