The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Tobacco control in Uruguay after the industry lawsuit

FCA's Laurent Huber interviewed at COP4 in UruguayAs much of the world now knows, in 2010 Philip Morris International (PMI) sued the Government of Uruguay for its newest measures to reduce tobacco use.

The government had:

Tobacco control at risk as trade talks continue

Negotiators from 12 countries are meeting in Hawaii at the end of July in an attempt to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment agreement. As of this writing, the fate of two proposals on tobacco is unknown.

Tobacco control update from the Pacific Islands

 

WNTD celebrated in FijiFeatured in this issue of the newsletter from FCA, Pacific Islands:

* Activities to mark World No Tobacco Day 2015;

*Four innovative projects that received Healthy Islands recognition from the World Health Organization and;

UPDATED: 2015 ‘hot spots'

More than halfway through 2015 the hot spots map has changed considerably. 

FCA and partners celebrate recognition of key role of tobacco taxation

FCA and other global public health groups welcome the recommendation from world leaders that governments increase tobacco taxes as a key strategy to reduce tobacco consumption and the global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

US business organisation does bidding of Big Tobacco globally

US Chamber of Commerce helping Big Tobacco globallyThe US Chamber of Commerce is working systematically around the world to help the tobacco industry fight life-saving measures to reduce tobacco use, according to a new report.

Kenyan civil society battles on

A campaign in favour of the regulationsEven as they await a crucial court ruling scheduled for 10 July, activists in Kenya continue to fight for tobacco control measures to be put in place.

The High Court is set to rule this week on whether the Kenyan Tobacco Control Alliance (KETCA) can become a party to the tobacco industry’s petition against proposed new regulations.

Dominican Republic alliance shines light on tobacco control

FCA's Americas Director Eduardo BiancoNow is the time for the global tobacco control community to encourage and support tobacco control in Dominican Republic. 

 By Dr. Samuel Ramos and Dr. Eduardo Bianco*

Dominican Republic is the only country in the Americas that did not sign the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). It’s no surprise: during negotiations on the Convention (2000-2003), tobacco industry representatives were part of the country’s official delegation.

Time to act: Post-2015 sustainable development agenda

 

On 26-27 May, civil society and the private sector gathered at the United Nations (UN) to share with governments their views on the post-2015 development agenda.

Civil society integral to new Palau body leading fight against NCDs


Civil society will play a key role in a coordinating mechanism set up by the Government of Palau to fight the death and disease caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs)*.

The mechanism was announced in May.