The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

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.

More

  • Watch a video about the impact of the Orchid and Ashtry awards here.
  • See Bulletins from all the FCTC meetings here.

 

Mauritius bans tobacco displays

Mauritius has adopted a ban on tobacco product displays at point-of-sale areas, except duty-free shops in airports.

Cook Islands to raise tobacco tax


The Cook Islands government will increase tax on tobacco in its next budget.

The country's finance minister Mark Brown says the government will be increasing import levies on cigarettes and tobacco by 33 percent annually over the next three years.

Full story on the Radio New Zealand International website

Ukraine signs smoke-free law


The Ukraine government has signed a comprehensive Smoke-Free law that totally bans smoking in indoor places like cafes, bars and restaurants.

Chairman of the Board of the Regional Advocacy Center LIFE in Ukraine Andriy Skipalskyi says the move is a great public health victory over the tobacco industry’s commercial interests.