The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

FCTC launches implementation database

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Secretariat has launched its WHO FCTC Implementation Database.

The database stores Parties’ responses to the Secretariat’s official questionnaires relating to phase one (two years) and phase two (five years) following the entry into force of the FCTC in their country or region.

FCA Board of Directors elected

Please see below the results of the 2011 elections for the FCA Board of Directors. The expiry year of the board member's term is in brackets; all terms end on 31 December. 

Victory! UN agrees to NCD Summit taskforce

Thanks to FCA and NCD Alliance pressure, the UN will create a civil society taskforce for its summit on NCDs during 19-12 September 2011.

This is a great victory so thank you to everyone who took part in this action by sending a letter to heads of state calling for the taskforce. However, we need to pressure heads of government even further by asking them to appoint an NCD champion to work with the taskforce.

Please help us increase the pressure by sending a letter to your head of government. You can download a copy of the letter and more information here. The letter is also available in French and Spanish.

TC law protects Honduras from tobacco epidemic

Honduras' comprehensive tobacco-control law took effect earlier this week - helping protect its citizens from tobacco use, one of the world’s deadliest public health epidemics.

Global Smokefree Partnership (GSP) joins international health advocates in congratulating Honduras for enacting the comprehensive law.

NCDs and women's health and development

The NCD Alliance will host a side event to mark the launch of its new publication on women and NCDs. Panellists will discuss:

  • Girls and women’s unique vulnerability to the socio-economic determinants and risk factors of NCDs;
  • Impact of NCDs on the health and socio-economic position of girls and women;
  • The importance of women’s empowerment for the prevention of the global NCD epidemic;
  • The implications for current policies and practices;
  • The opportunity of the forthcoming UN High-Level Summit on NCDs in September 2011.

FCA concerned about Russian bills

FCA has written to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to urge his government to introduce strong legislation to effectively protect Russians from the harms of tobacco use, in accordance with Russia’s National Concept on Tobacco Control and its obligations under the FCTC.

The letter also expresses deep concern about two tobacco-related bills introduced into the Duma recently and posted on the Duma website. See the full letter below:  

PMI ‘least evil’ corporation?

According to online voting, Philip Morris International is not as wicked as five other contenders nominated for an annual award for “most evil corporation”. The Public Eye Awards were started in 2000 by Berne Declaration and Friends of the Earth as a counterpoint to the World Economic Forum.

Leading the race for the award is Neste Oil, followed by British Petroleum (BP) - http://www.publiceye.ch/en/vote/.

PMI was nominated by REDES/ Friends of the Earth Uruguay, for making a complaint to the World Bank against the Government of Uruguay’s tobacco control measures.

Online voting ends 28 Jan.

Latest tobacco control pictures

Latest FCA pictures from around the world.Throughout the world Framework Convention Alliance members work hard in the fight for tobacco control.

See what our members in Iran, Bangladesh, Germany and Zambia have been up to by viewing our latest picture slideshow.

Send us your photos

If you’re a Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) member and have some great photos of a recent tobacco control activity your organisation has been involved with then please share them with us.

We would love to highlight them on our website and Facebook page.