People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCA members are among those honoured with World No Tobacco Day Awards this year.
We congratulate all those who received awards in recognition of their achievements in tobacco control, in particular the following:
- Mr Luk Joossens, Advocacy Officer, Association of European Cancer Leagues, Belgium (The Director-General’s Special Recognition Certificate)
- Dr Mohamed Ould Sidi Mohamed, Burkina Faso (Regional Award, Africa)
- Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, in the person of Ms Patricia Sosa, Director, Latin American Programs, the United States of America (Regional Award, Americas)
- Department of Tobacco Control of the Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, in the person of Ms Mirta Molinari, Mexico (Regional Award, Americas).