People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 19 June 2012
Malaysia has released its Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) results, which highlight adult tobacco use, exposure to secondhand smoke and other tobacco control measures in the country.
While many countries conduct individual surveys to monitor adult tobacco use, the GATS survey provides a standard global survey for tracking tobacco use amongst adults (15 years and over) globally.
- Published on 11 June 2012
By FCA Director Laurent Huber
As you know this is an exciting and busy year for the FCA. Because of our important COP5 priorities, the election cycle for the 7th General Assembly will begin early this year.
Three posts on the FCA Board of Directors will be contested in this year's election: a representative from the AMRO region, one from the SEARO region and one AT-LARGE Board Member (independent of any regional consideration).
- AMRO representative 3-year term (1 Jan 2013 to 31 December 2015)
- SEARO representative 3-year term (1 Jan 2013 to 31 December 2015)
- AT-LARGE representative 3-year term (1 Jan 2013 to 31 December 2015)
- Published on 31 May 2012
Congratulations to all those honoured this year with World No Tobacco Day awards by the World Health Organization.
The winners include these FCA members:
Western Pacific region
- Korean Association on Smoking or Health, Republic of Korea
South-East Asia Region
- Monika Arora, Public Health Foundation of India
- Published on 24 April 2012
Tobacco control regulations recently announced by Indonesia are a move in the right direction but much more needs to be done, said The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) on 23 April.
"It is not a stringent regulation in comparison to the region, but it is certainly moving in the right direction," the organisation said in a statement.
Particularly welcome are announced pictorial health warnings that will cover 40 percent of packages; however, that still leaves Indonesia lagging behind its neighbours in ASEAN, added SEATCA.
- Published on 11 April 2012
By Chris Bostic
Deputy Director, ASH (US)
I returned from Singapore at the end of March fired up.
The 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health had accomplished its main goal – to reinvigorate its constituency. This is vital, since in spite of our collective efforts since 1967 there are more smokers, more deaths and more children being addicted in 2012.
Even the 36 hours of travel to get home could not dampen my determination, and it gave me ample time to reflect on how this conference was a bit different than the previous ones in Helsinki and Washington (I missed Mumbai).
The four main aspects of the conference that stood out for me were:
- Published on 01 April 2012
Every month Framework Convention Alliance members work hard in the fight for global tobacco control.
View the slideshow to see what our members got up to during March and April 2012.
- Published on 25 March 2012
24 March 2012
"... we call on all governments to take the following steps:
• To those who have not yet done so (Argentina, El Salvador, Cuba, and Dominican Republic) ratify the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
• For those who have ratified we urge you to apply public policies in line with the WHO FCTC and other international standards to guarantee the welfare and health of their countries.
• We urge all governments to adopt policies for the implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC ensuring the exclusion of the tobacco industry from the negotiation of tobacco control policies, and ensure transparency and mechanisms for anti-corruption policies.
Read in full:
- Published on 07 March 2012
A number of FCTC-related activities are scheduled for the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 20-24 March in Singapore.
These include items on shadow reporting, tobacco and development, accelerating FCTC implementation, women and tobacco use, the draft illicit trade protocol and FCTC tax and price guidelines. See details below, and let us know if you have updates.
- Published on 05 March 2012
A two-day media training programme on reporting about tobacco control was held recently in Sri Lanka.
Organised by Jeewaka Foundation in collaboration with the National Authority on Tobacco & Alcohol (NATA) at the Sri Lanka Press Institute, Colombo, the training touched on a number of topics: