People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 09 July 2014
By the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control
Eight years! That was how long it took Jamaica to adopt tobacco control regulations after ratifying the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
2005 was a good year for Jamaica: the FCTC was ratified, a series of progressive tax increases were levied on tobacco products, and draft tobacco control legislation was prepared. But for the next eight years there was limited progress on tobacco control in spite of the work of the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC) and the Ministry of Health.
- Published on 03 July 2014
Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) has become the third global partner of the NCD Alliance Steering Group.
The NCD Alliance announced earlier this year it was expanding its governance structure to include a broader set of voices and representatives from the global non-communicable disease (NCD) community.
- Published on 26 June 2014
FCA needs your help to ensure that the outcome of the NCD Review next month includes implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Watch our video to learn more.
- Published on 25 June 2014
On 10-11 July, member states will gather at the United Nations to take stock of the progress made since the NCD Summit in 2011, and to discuss what remains to be done.
The Summit was a landmark because it recognized the importance of tobacco control in the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are responsible for almost two-thirds of all global deaths.*
- Published on 15 June 2014
There are just under four months to go until the 6th session of the FCTC Conference of the Parties – 13-18 October. The provisional agenda, information about registration, travel support and other documents are now available on the WHO website.
- Published on 15 June 2014
The current FCA 9th General Assembly Election 2014 continues through Monday, 7 July 2014, 11:59pm EST.
This election will decide the following THREE posts on the FCA Board of Directors:
- Published on 12 June 2014
The Political Declaration of the 2011 United Nations NCD Summit called for accelerating implementation of the tobacco control treaty, yet an early draft of the document that will be produced at a review of the NCD Summit in July entirely omits the treaty. This must change!
- Published on 11 June 2014
Chile’s Congress is considering a significant increase in tobacco taxes after a workshop organized by FCA and partners to mark World No Tobacco Day 2014.
Raising tobacco prices is recognised as one of the most effective tobacco control measures.
Chile has put in place measures to reduce tobacco use in recent years, including adopting a new tobacco control law in 2013, but prices are still comparatively low, and adult and youth tobacco consumption remains the highest in Latin America.
- Published on 03 June 2014
Over 10 years ago, the world’s governments agreed a blueprint for fighting the tobacco epidemic: the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). It’s time the world got serious about implementing it, says FCA Director Laurent Huber, in a new article.
Progress has been made, writes Laurent in the article in Cancer Control.