The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Event provides push toward a Tobacco Free Pacific by 2025


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.

How civil society influenced TPP negotiations over tobacco

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*.

JOB: Associate Director, International Research, CTFK

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids seeks an Associate Director of Research for the International Advocacy Resource Centre.

Pacific Islands newsletter #3, 2015

Read the latest tobacco control news from the Pacific Islands in the 3rd newsletter from 2015. Contents include:

To measure SDGs’ progress, UN should track tobacco affordability

 

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)*.

FCA backs EURO plan to improve FCTC implementation

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.

New board members for 2016

Three new members will join the FCA board in January 2016.

During the 10th FCA General Assembly Elections in August three seats were contested: two of the six regional seats and one of the three at-large positions.

China: steady progress but huge challenges for tobacco control

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.

Tobacco control in Uruguay after the industry lawsuit

FCA's Laurent Huber interviewed at COP4 in UruguayAs 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: