People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 28 January 2015
Association pour la santé publique du Québec
The recent conclusion of a twinned trial of two class action suits in the Canadian province of Quebec demonstrates how governments can support the implementation of Article 19 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) with law reforms and administrative support.
- Published on 21 January 2015
FCA’s Regional Director for the Americas, Eduardo Bianco, has been awarded the Luther L Terry Award for Exemplary Leadership in Tobacco Control.
The award is presented annually by the American Cancer Society and is named for the late US Surgeon General who led the 1964 report that linked tobacco use to long cancer and other illnesses.
- Published on 13 January 2015
FCA is joining hundreds of global organisations in launching the Action/2015 campaign to call for health measures (including tobacco control) to be included in the new global goals for human development.
In joining the Action/2015 campaign FCA released a video (below) stressing that health must become a global priority.
- Published on 21 December 2014
Two prominent tobacco control advocates Dr Nigel Gray and Prof Anthony Hedley have passed away, and the FCA pays tribute to them.
- Published on 20 December 2014
On 8 December, two dozen FCAers from around the world came together virtually to discuss the importance of 2015 for putting tobacco control on the global development agenda. The webinar featured four speakers, who addressed topics including the recent UN Secretary-General’s synthesis report on the new development goals.
- Published on 27 November 2014
Daily smoking prevalence has decreased for both men and women in Ukraine, according to a survey carried out in October.
Prevalence for men declined almost 3 percent (from 45% to 42%), and for women 2 percentage points (from 11 to 9%), found the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, working with “Advocacy Center LIFE”, an FCA member.
The results also show that the average maximum retail price, written on the packs of cigarettes increased from 8.95 Ukrainian Hryvnia in February 2013 to 12.21 UAH in October 2014.
- Published on 12 November 2014
Smokers in the South-East Asian region (ASEAN) start smoking on average before they are 20, the latest Tobacco Control Atlas has found.
- Published on 10 November 2014
The Eurasian Economic Commission is considering adopting a tobacco tax harmonization proposal through the (EEC). If adopted the tobacco tax proposal would leave prices of tobacco products in the region among the lowest in the world, keeping cigarettes cheap and plentiful for young smokers.
The proposal would also undermine all EEC countries’ strong support of FCTC Article 6 at this year’s COP, as well as Russia’s commitment to bring taxes on tobacco products in line with standards set in the Euro region, says a letter from FCA and partner organisations released 10 November 2014.
- Published on 03 November 2014
On Monday 13 October, FCA held a technical lunch-time seminar at COP6 on the topic of implementation of Article 6 (price and tax measures). The seminar, which was co-hosted by the Department of Finance of the Philippines and the Federal Revenue Secretariat of Brazil, aimed at promoting the adoption of Article 6 guidelines by showcasing several success stories of long-term tax policies.
- Published on 01 November 2014
This is a quick overview of the outcomes of the sixth session of the FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP6).
In the opening plenary, INTERPOL’s application for observer status was rapidly rejected because of the organisation’s partnership deal with Philip Morris International.