People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
Tobacco Control Successes
FCA awards an Orchid on each day of meetings of the FCTC Conference of the Parties, to praise an FCTC Party that has worked to advance negotiations. Ashtrays are awarded to Parties that obstruct proceedings.
The awards are published on the final page of FCA’s daily Bulletin, and are one of the most popular features of the paper.
This web page highlighting advances in global tobacco control is named after the Orchid award.
- Watch a video about the impact of the Orchid and Ashtry awards here.
- See Bulletins from all the FCTC meetings here.
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:
The UK will become the first country in Europe and second country in the world to implement plain, standardised packaging of tobacco products.
The move follows Australia’s lead: that country implemented plain packaging in December 2012.
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) turns 10 on 27 Feb 2015.
Besides celebrating this anniversary with the 180 Parties to the treaty, it’s also a time to recommit to fighting the devastating health, social, economic and environmental consequences of tobacco and tobacco use.
Daily smoking prevalence has decreased for both men and women in Ukraine, according to a survey carried out in October.
Prevalence for men declined almost 3 percent (from 45% to 42%), and for women 2 percentage points (from 11 to 9%), found the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, working with “Advocacy Center LIFE”, an FCA member.
The results also show that the average maximum retail price, written on the packs of cigarettes increased from 8.95 Ukrainian Hryvnia in February 2013 to 12.21 UAH in October 2014.
Large picture health warnings on tobacco packs are becoming a global trend, a new Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) report has found.
The report, Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status, found there had been tremendous progress internationally in implementing package warnings.