The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Unacceptable – global coordination on NCDs omits the FCTC!

Global coordination of efforts to address the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is important. But it should not duplicate already existing processes, such as the discussions and governance on tobacco control, which take place at the sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

Unfortunately, as it stands now, this could happen!

Join us: Tobacco control/ NCDs in the post-2015 development agenda


FCA and partners invite you to an event on tobacco control and non-communicable diseases in the post-2015 development agenda.

2013 AFRO shadow reports reveal tobacco industry interference


"I urge Parliament to unanimously adopt the tobacco control bill," said Mr Amadou Moustapha Gaye, Vice President of la Ligue sénégalaise contre le tabac (LISTAB), at a press conference to launch his organization’s 2013 shadow report in Senegal. 

Two days later the law was adopted. 

2013 AFRO shadow reports reveal tobacco industry interference


"I urge Parliament to unanimously adopt the tobacco control bill," said Mr Amadou Moustapha Gaye, Vice President of la Ligue sénégalaise contre le tabac (LISTAB), at a press conference to launch his organization’s 2013 shadow report in Senegal. 

Two days later the law was adopted. 

Meetings over, working groups finalise reports for COP6

FCAers at an FCTC working group meeting, 2012.

 

With the meeting in early April of the Working Group on Sustainable Measures to Strengthen Implementation of the WHO FCTC, this cycle of meetings of working, drafting and expert groups has come to an end.

 

Advocacy on post-2015 goals bears fruit

FCA's Shana NarulaFCA’s efforts to get tobacco control included in the new goals for global development has scored a number of successes at the United Nations recently. 

Good and bad news noted at EURO meeting on FCTC implementation

Point of sale display in PragueEuropean Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control delivered good and bad news at this week’s regional meeting on implementation. 

 On one hand, they reported that national parliaments are increasingly likely to block proposed tobacco control measures as lobbying by the tobacco industry accelerates.

UK issues new rules to embassies on support to tobacco industry

UK diplomats must avoid a long list of actions that could be seen to support the tobacco industry, according to new instructions from their government.

The 'guidance' was issued on 6 March 2014, two years after ASH-UK revealed that the UK Ambassador to Panama was lobbying his government on behalf of British American Tobacco (BAT).

Senegal passes tobacco control law!


Advocates are celebrating after Senegal passed its first tobacco control law on 14 March.

The law includes numerous provisions, including:

No evidence that tobacco control increased illicit trade in Latin America

By Eduardo Bianco* and Dardo Curti **

Tobacco control has progressed rapidly in Latin American (LA) countries in the last 10 years, but tobacco taxation policies have lagged.