People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 24 May 2016
FCA’s former director Laurent Huber has been named the organisation’s first ambassador.
- Published on 19 May 2016
Congratulations to France and the UK, which on 20 May 2016 join Australia as countries that have adopted plain packaging for tobacco products.
- Published on 17 May 2016
In an effort to block plain packaging laws coming into force across the world, the tobacco industry keeps pedalling propaganda about links to rising amounts of illicit tobacco.
Pictured: HMRC's estimate of the size of the illicit tobacco market in the UK, plotted alongside the price of a pack of 20 cigarettes (in 2014 GPP). The illicit market has consistently fallen at a time when tobacco prices have increased
- Published on 17 May 2016
The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2016 is Get Ready for Plain Packaging!
We asked our members and other groups working for global tobacco control to send us pictures showing how they are getting ready for plain packaging in 2016.
Take a look at what they are doing below.
- Published on 13 May 2016
A 17 percent increase in tobacco excise taxes is positive but even with the hike, Jamaica’s tobacco tax rate still falls short of the 70 percent of the price of the product recommended by the World Health Organization, says FCA member Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC).
- Published on 11 May 2016
An expert commentary on the global tobacco control treaty, the WHO FCTC
By Karine Gallopel-Morvan *
Tobacco use kills nearly six million people every year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.1 In response to this pandemic, WHO developed the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), a comprehensive treaty with 180 Parties.2
- Published on 05 May 2016
FCA members are applauding a European Court of Justice decision on 4 May that dismisses the tobacco industry’s challenge of the measures in the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
The measures come into force on 20 May 2016 and include:
- Published on 27 April 2016
By Dr Eduardo Bianco*
Uruguay is celebrating 10 years as a smoke-free (SF) country in 2016. When it banned smoking in public spaces and workplaces a decade ago, it became the first county in the Americas, and only the fourth in the world, to do so.
- Published on 15 April 2016
By Maxime Compaore
I'm proud and excited to be Chair of the FCA Board at this crucial time in the life of our organisation, of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and of global tobacco control in general.
With the development phase of the treaty coming to an end we now turn our attention to ensuring that its proven, effective and cost-effective measures are implemented fully so that we can begin to reverse the tide of the tobacco epidemic.
- Published on 12 April 2016
The first of five planned regional centres that will collect and share information about tobacco industry strategies to undermine tobacco control was launched in Brazil on 1 April.