People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 15 June 2011
The first session of the informal working group (WG) of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) on a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products will be held 4-8 July in Geneva. A second session is scheduled for either the first or third week of October.
- Published on 10 June 2011
The UN High-level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), aka the NCD Summit, is coming up, and to mark this date the NCD Alliance launched its ‘100 Days of Action” campaign along with a daily countdown ticker (see above).
Find out how to get involved and read the NCD Alliance press release.
- Published on 10 June 2011
Many FCA members received World No Tobacco Day awards for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.
Awards were presented in each of the WHO’s six regions - Africa, the Americas, South-East Asia, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Western Pacific. Click Read More to watch an image slideshow of the winners.
- Published on 02 June 2011
On 1 June, Argentina's National Congress passed a national tobacco control law. The legislation, which includes 100 per cent smoke-free environments, pictorial warning labels and a tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship comprehensive ban, culminates years of hard work by many tobacco control advocates.
"We would like to thank the international community, especially the Argentinean and the Latin American tobacco control community and legislators and journalists committed to tobacco control, for their support, said Vernonica Schoj of the Argentina Smoke-free Alliance.
"Without (their support), this historical achievement would not have been possible," she added. "This is too much for words."
- Published on 31 May 2011
Throughout the world FCA members took part in World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), which occurred May 31 and highlighted how the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is helping save lives globally by reducing smoking rates.
- Published on 19 May 2011
The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) is one of three groups that will be honoured by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) as part of this year's World No Tobacco Day campaign.
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is 31 May.
According to the PAHO website, the groups "have all worked to support the development, adoption and implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)".
- Published on 13 May 2011
Nepal’s government has passed a tobacco control law that’s expected to come into effect this September.
As a result of the law, smoking in public places will be banned and fines enforced for those who ignore the law.
- Published on 22 April 2011
Throughout the world our members work hard in the fight for tobacco control.
• Australia announces its proposed design and legislation for plain packaging – making it the first country in the world to implement plain packaging;
• The Ukraine adopts a law to have picture warnings on all cigarette packages by October next year;
• Bangladesh discusses the importance of installing smoke-free signs in public places and public transport; and
• Bangladesh sports, government and anti-drug groups promote the message that non-smokers are healthy and fit, and that all playgrounds and sports ground should be smoke-free.
- Published on 20 April 2011
2010 was a success by many standards for Framework Convention Alliance’s (FCA) shadow reporting programme.
The global report Tobacco Watch was launched, and at the country level, national reports resulted in greater influence on policy making.