People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- December 3, 2011
Every month Framework Convention Alliance members work hard in the fight for global tobacco control.
Click an image below to see what our members were busy with in November and December 2011.
Highlights during November and December 2011 are:
- Participants at the Sport for All March For No Smoking in Jordan have their CO levels checked.
- During the Mass Awareness Campaign in Lalitpur, Nepal, the Resource Centre for Primary Health Care (RECPHEC) organises 200 volunteers (mostly female) to travel door-to-door and shop-to-shop to educate people about the country’s tobacco control law.
- Uruguay experiences an increase in illegal tobacco advertising outside point-of-sale areas (POS). POS are the only places tobacco can be legally advertised in the country.
- Schools in Golaghat district of India's Assam state are declared smoke-free.
- Canadian Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq presents Professor Geoff Fong with the CIHR Knowledge Translation Award. This award honours and supports teams or organisations that make an outstanding contribution to the health of Canadians or to the health system through exemplary knowledge translation.
- FCA Regional Coordinator for the Eastern Mediterranean Region Dr Hani Algouhmanih receives an award from the Coalition for Tobacco Control in Lebanon for his support for the creation of Lebanon’s tobacco control law.
- Members of the Network for Consumer Protection in Islamabad launch a legal complaint against Phillip Morris International for advertising in different media outlets in Pakistan.