People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 12 November 2015
British American Tobacco (BAT) is enticing consumers in Democratic Republic of Congo with a possible trip to Brussels if they buy the company's Stella brand of cigarettes.
Posters announcing the contest are plastered throughout the city of Goma, reports FCA member Safe Environment and Enhanced for All (S.E.A.) in a letter to DRC's Minister of Health.
- Published on 10 November 2015
The list of countries where tobacco packages have the world's largest graphic health warnings has changed, reports the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). See the list below.
In addition, effective 20 May 2016, all 28 European Union countries will have to require picture warnings covering 65 percent of the package front and back.
For a more comprehensive ranking of 198 countries/territories as of Sept. 2014, see the list here.
- Published on 02 November 2015
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids seeks an Associate Director of Research for the International Advocacy Resource Centre.
- Published on 02 November 2015
South-East Asian governments should be wary of recommendations in the ASEAN Excise Tax Reform manual, warns an FCA member organisation.
Released by the International Trade and Investment Centre (ITIC), the manual promotes the interests of the tobacco industry and should not be considered a tool to help governments, says the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).
- Published on 26 October 2015
In 2011, non-government organisations (NGOs) provided more aid to fight non-communicable diseases (NCDs) than did bilateral donors.
And they gave almost as much as multilateral organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a new article in The Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology.
- Published on 22 October 2015
A package of tools created to assist countries that are developing or refining support for people who are trying to stop using tobacco is now online.
Article 14 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is devoted to tobacco cessation. Following the adoption of Article 14 guidelines in 2010, many countries began developing (or further developing) their support for cessation.
- Published on 19 October 2015
On 7 Oct 2015, the healthcare committee of Ukraine’s Parliament approved a draft law that calls for larger graphic health warnings on tobacco packages.
The law, based on a 2014 European Union directive, is staunchly opposed by the tobacco industry, whose representatives attended an intense committee session on 7 Oct. The measures in the draft law include:
- Published on 13 October 2015
Just days after the United Nations General Assembly included tobacco control in the world’s new sustainable development agenda, officials from several governments rolled up their sleeves and embarked on international cooperation for tobacco control at a meeting in Uruguay.
- Published on 05 October 2015
WASHINGTON, DC –
5 October 2015 – In a major victory for public health, negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement concluded this morning with built-in protections to prevent private corporations from suing governments over anti-tobacco regulations.