People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- 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.
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- 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.
- Published on 11 October 2010
The World Health Organization (WHO) has awarded Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum’s (TTCF) executive director Lutgard Kokulinda with its World No Tobacco Day 2010 award.
- Published on 23 September 2010
A Tobacco Control law is official in Honduras, and will enter into force during February 2011, announced the country’s government in its newspaper on 21 August 2010. Once the law enters into force, authorities will have six months to regulate it.
The announcement was made just a few days after the Honduran president’s official residence in Tegucigalpa was declared smoke-free. Since then, other bodies of the government have also declared smoke-free areas.
- Published on 09 September 2010
The Maldives has adopted a Tobacco Control bill - bringing the country one step closer to implementing its WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) obligations. The bill must be implemented by 18 August 2011.
Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) South-East Asia co-ordinator Shailesh Vaite said the bill would serve as an instrument for the people of the Maldives to protect themselves against death and disease caused by tobacco.
- Published on 06 July 2010
The Honduran National Congress has approved a tobacco control law to protect people in Honduras from one of the world’s deadliest public health epidemics – tobacco use.
The new law includes smoke-free environments; 80 per cent graphic warnings; bans on tobacco promotion; cessation programs; bans on internet and mail-order sales; and alternative tobacco crops for farmers.
- Published on 17 May 2010
The first world summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will take place in 2011, leading the global health emergency one step closer to preventing millions of unnecessary deaths every year.
NCDs include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases – of which tobacco use is the most significant risk factor.
- Published on 16 April 2010
To further global tobacco control the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) is calling on its members to urge their governments to support a special UN session (UNGASS) on non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Read on to find out how.
- Published on 25 February 2010
Today marks the 5th anniversary of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco control (FCTC), which celebrates an important milestone in public health history.
The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) is pleased with the FCTC’s global impact. Already, 168 out of 195 eligible parties have joined the treaty through ratification or accession, and more are set to join.