The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

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) -

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

Picture from COP-4, Uruguay.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 send them to us.

We would love to use them in our latest pictures Flickr slideshow. We’ll also highlight them on our website and Facebook page.

COP-4 delivers progress on global tobacco control

Uruguayan health minister Daniel Olesker walks through an installation of enlarged model cigarettes.

The fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-4) to the global tobacco treaty has ended with major achievements for public health, despite unprecedented efforts by the tobacco industry to block any treaty progress.

The 172 Parties to the treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), rebuffed a months-long, global industry campaign and approved guidelines on tobacco flavourings and additives (Articles 9 & 10).

COP-4 in pictures

Death clock unveiling.The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) marked its presence at the fourth Conference of the Parties (COP-4) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) by unveiling a 'Death Clock'.

During COP-4 the clock will keep a rolling tally of the number of people worldwide dying of tobacco-related diseases. View more pictures by clicking the 'read more' link below.

Global tobacco control efforts lagging

Efforts to combat the global tobacco epidemic are falling behind despite strong progress in some countries, according to a new Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) report.

The report, Tobacco Watch, focuses on a few key tobacco control measures required under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and its release coincides with the Fourth Conference of the Parties to the FCTC (COP-4), held in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Tobacco control in pictures

Pakistan bus ads.Throughout the world FCA members work hard in the fight for tobacco control. September/October 2010 saw Iran destroy 180 million illegal cigarettes; Pakistan introduce anti-tobacco advertising on public buses; and tobacco control activists in Bangladesh call for all tobacco products to be included in the country’s tobacco control law.

To learn more view the image slideshow on Flickr with caption details or browse the images on the next page.