People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 14 July 2015
The 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.
- Published on 08 July 2015
Even 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.
- Published on 19 June 2015
Now 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.
- Published on 19 June 2015
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.
- Published on 17 June 2015
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.
- Published on 11 June 2015
The Ukraine Government’s decision to suspend the country’s case before the World Trade Organization against Australia's plain packaging law marks a milestone, says the Ukrainian Smoke Free Coalition.
- Published on 09 June 2015
Canadian provinces are leading the world in prohibiting the sale of menthol-flavoured cigarettes and other tobacco.
- Published on 04 June 2015
This week’s decision finding tobacco companies liable for more than US$12 billion in damages to smokers’ health in the Canadian province of Quebec should inspire more governments to support legal action against the tobacco industry.
- Published on 28 May 2015
Tobacco companies are getting away with paying only a tiny fraction of the costs of smuggling in Europe based on deals they struck years ago to avoid prosecution. Those deals should end, says a new article in Tobacco Control journal.
- Published on 27 May 2015
An opinion article developed by FCA on tobacco taxation was published by IPS News on 26 May.
Signed by Katie Dain, Executive Director of the NCD Alliance, the article argues for tobacco taxation to be highlighted as an effective domestic tool for financing sustainable development.