People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 15 October 2014
Large picture health warnings on tobacco packs are becoming a global trend, a new Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) report has found.
The report, Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status, found there had been tremendous progress internationally in implementing package warnings.
- Published on 26 September 2014
Tobacco control advocates in France are enthusiastic about the new plan to fight smoking announced by the government on 25 September.
“It’s a comprehensive plan with real ambition, including strong and innovative measures,” said Yves Bur, president of the Alliance Against Tobacco.
- Published on 22 September 2014
Remarkable progress has been made in accelerating the response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at global and regional levels since the 2011 UN High-level Meeting on NCDs.
- Published on 17 September 2014
It’s obvious that the core activities of the tobacco industry contradict corporate social responsibility (CSR) but tobacco companies continue using international CSR standards to report their activities and increase their public profiles, finds a new report.
- Published on 04 September 2014
By Eduardo Bianco
FCA Director, Americas
Uruguay’s FCTC knowledge hub is a potential “gold mine” for development of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
- Published on 02 September 2014
Now that the global commitments and infrastructure are in place to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs), countries need to focus on implementing specific interventions at regional and country levels.
- Published on 27 August 2014
Below is our latest update of some of the ‘hot spots’ in global tobacco control that FCA is watching in 2014.
Many of them concern challenges from the tobacco industry to governments’ attempts to protect public health by implementing tobacco control measures. These occur at the national level (in courts) as well as in the international arena.
- Published on 13 August 2014
Medical institutions in the Dominican Republic have signed a manifesto that calls for an increase in tobacco taxes in the country.
The groups note that raising the price of tobacco products is recognised as one of the most effective ways to cut consumption of current tobacco users. It also discourages potential smokers, especially children and youth, from starting.
“The next steps will be to work with legislators and to keep trying to raise awareness among decision makers, both public and private,” said Dr Sergio Diaz of the Primary Care Centre Juan XXIII in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
- Published on 01 August 2014
Preparations for the sixth session of the FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP) are well underway. This includes providing logistical support for all low- and lower-middle-income Parties, so that they can attend COP6.
But this could be the last COP for which such support is provided to 78 low-resource Parties – unless COP6 makes a decision on this matter.
- Published on 18 July 2014
“Tobacco use alone costs the world 1-2 percent of its GDP each year,” Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Program told the UN’s NCD Review on 11 July. We are happy to report that UN Member States took that message to heart, and renewed their commitment to accelerate implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (see the outcome document).