People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 13 January 2011
All venues of the 2011 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh will be smoke-free thanks to the continuous tobacco control activities held in the country.
Although smoking in Bangladesh is prohibited in public places (mostly indoor), smoking is still allowed in open sports grounds.
- Published on 11 January 2011
Throughout the world Framework Convention Alliance members work hard in the fight for tobacco control.
See what our members in Iran, Bangladesh, Germany and Zambia have been up to by viewing our latest picture slideshow.
- Published on 22 December 2010
“Africa has got the environment to grow whatever it wants to grow; it doesn’t have to be tobacco. Where you grow tobacco you can grow some other profitable commodities as well.” - Dr Monty Jones, Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa
This BBC Radio story follows up the COP-4 decision to approve guidelines on Articles 9&10 that limit the flavourings used in tobacco products. It examines some of the alternatives being considered for tobacco farmers in Malawi.
The story was broadcast on the World Tonight programme on Tuesday 21 December, which is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wqd1y. It begins at 32 minutes, 30 seconds into the programme.
- Published on 21 December 2010
Local authorities in Zambia are struggling to enforce a law prohibiting smoking in public places, says the Zambia Consumer Association (ZACA).
The law came into place in Zambia during April 2008, but remains to be properly enforced throughout the country.
- Published on 17 December 2010
If you’re a Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) member and have some great photos of a recent tobacco control activity your organisation has been involved with then please send them to us.
We would love to use them in our latest pictures Flickr slideshow. We’ll also highlight them on our website and Facebook page.
- Published on 07 December 2010
This week, negotiations are taking place on the format of the 2011 UN Summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). There is still time for you to help FCA ensure a productive agenda – if you act now.
FOUR KEY ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE THIS WEEK:
1. Write and e-mail letters to your UN Ambassador in New York and copy to your Minister of Health and Minister of Foreign Affairs
See the template letter you can use as a guide.
2. Request the attendance of your Head of State and Government at this landmark event.
3. Request meetings with senior officials in your government to advocate for these additional ‘key asks’.
4. Keep FCA informed of your efforts and let us know if we can provide additional support.
- Published on 02 December 2010
Many young smokers in Europe are not utilising cessation programs despite wanting to quit, a new report has found.
According to the ACCESS report, recruitment strategies are neglected when organisations develop youth smoking cessation interventions.
- Published on 21 November 2010
The fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-4) to the global tobacco treaty has ended with major achievements for public health, despite unprecedented efforts by the tobacco industry to block any treaty progress.
The 172 Parties to the treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), rebuffed a months-long, global industry campaign and approved guidelines on tobacco flavourings and additives (Articles 9 & 10).
- Published on 20 November 2010
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has released its investigative report into the tobacco industry’s global lobbying campaign.
The investigation, called Smoke Screen – big tobacco’s global lobbying campaign, traces how multinational tobacco companies, faced with stagnant sales and health-conscious governments in developed nations, have targeted expansion in developing countries and emerging markets.