People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 04 December 2015
In 2013, Ministers of Health from the Pacific island countries (PICs) set an ambitious goal of a Tobacco Free Pacific by 2025. While the PICs have made great progress in tobacco control recently, including adopting tax increases, establishing smoke-free spaces, enacting packaging and labelling laws, and establishing regulations for licensing, creating a Tobacco Free Pacific by 2025 will be tough.
- Published on 25 November 2015
On 5 October 2015 the world’s largest trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), was signed. It includes 12 countries and applies to roughly 40 percent of the world’s economy. Notably, sections that limit governments’ powers to regulate products have been specifically exempted in the case of tobacco as a result of intense lobbying by civil society*.
- Published on 02 November 2015
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids seeks an Associate Director of Research for the International Advocacy Resource Centre.
- Published on 22 September 2015
As the United Nations (UN) tracks progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over the next 15 years, it will monitor countries’ efforts to implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)*.
- Published on 16 September 2015
FCA was part of the discussions at the 65th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe this week.
The Alliance supported the roadmap of actions to strengthen FCTC implementation in the European Region to make tobacco consumption history.
- Published on 19 August 2015
By Xu Guihua
China is the world’s largest tobacco producer and consumer. One-third of the world’s smokers live in the country where tobacco control is a work in progress, but also a protracted war with the tobacco industry.
- Published on 05 August 2015
As much of the world now knows, in 2010 Philip Morris International (PMI) sued the Government of Uruguay for its newest measures to reduce tobacco use.
The government had: