People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 02 February 2011
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:
- Published on 20 January 2011
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.
- Published on 11 January 2011
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.
- Published on 17 December 2010
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.
- Published on 21 November 2010
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).
- Published on 16 November 2010
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.
- Published on 16 November 2010
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.
- Published on 01 November 2010
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.
- Published on 28 October 2010
The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) is getting social online, and we’re asking you to join us.
To help spread the word about tobacco control (TC) and connect TC advocates, the FCA has launched two social networking sites – Facebook and Flickr. If you have either accounts and want to keep up-to-date with FCA and its members’ activities then please join us.