People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 11 June 2015
The Ukraine Government’s decision to suspend the country’s case before the World Trade Organization against Australia's plain packaging law marks a milestone, says the Ukrainian Smoke Free Coalition.
- Published on 09 June 2015
Canadian provinces are leading the world in prohibiting the sale of menthol-flavoured cigarettes and other tobacco.
- Published on 04 June 2015
This week’s decision finding tobacco companies liable for more than US$12 billion in damages to smokers’ health in the Canadian province of Quebec should inspire more governments to support legal action against the tobacco industry.
- Published on 28 May 2015
Tobacco companies are getting away with paying only a tiny fraction of the costs of smuggling in Europe based on deals they struck years ago to avoid prosecution. Those deals should end, says a new article in Tobacco Control journal.
- Published on 27 May 2015
An opinion article developed by FCA on tobacco taxation was published by IPS News on 26 May.
Signed by Katie Dain, Executive Director of the NCD Alliance, the article argues for tobacco taxation to be highlighted as an effective domestic tool for financing sustainable development.
- Published on 27 May 2015
FCA members are among those honoured with World No Tobacco Day Awards this year.
We congratulate all those who received awards in recognition of their achievements in tobacco control, in particular the following:
- Published on 21 May 2015
FCA and partners have developed a set of suggestions for an upcoming global summit on improving data, and its uses, for health.
- Published on 14 May 2015
Tobacco control advocates from Corporate Accountability International (CAI) and Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids led protests at the 2015 shareholder meeting of Philip Morris International, the world’s largest international tobacco corporation.
- Published on 05 May 2015
See some of the WNTD activities from our members globally:
This year's World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) theme is Stop Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products.
According to the World Health Organization, one in every 10 cigarettes, and many other tobacco products, consumed worldwide are illegal, making the illicit trade of tobacco products a major global concern from many perspectives, including health, legal, economic, governance and corruption.
- Published on 28 April 2015
When governments established the working group (WG) on sustainable measures for the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2012, FCA immediately started advocating for sufficient resources so that the WG could hold meetings and take other action required to address its mandate.