People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 31 August 2015
By Deborah Arnott
Chief Executive, Action on Smoking and Health
In 2010 a new coalition government came to power in Britain, committed to reducing the overall burden of regulation. By January 2014 it had already abolished or simplified 800 regulations, with 2,200 more due for the same treatment before it left office in spring 2015.
- Published on 19 August 2015
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.
- Published on 29 July 2015
Negotiators from 12 countries are meeting in Hawaii at the end of July in an attempt to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment agreement. As of this writing, the fate of two proposals on tobacco is unknown.
- Published on 14 July 2015
The US Chamber of Commerce is working systematically around the world to help the tobacco industry fight life-saving measures to reduce tobacco use, according to a new report.
- Published on 08 July 2015
Even as they await a crucial court ruling scheduled for 10 July, activists in Kenya continue to fight for tobacco control measures to be put in place.
The High Court is set to rule this week on whether the Kenyan Tobacco Control Alliance (KETCA) can become a party to the tobacco industry’s petition against proposed new regulations.
- Published on 11 June 2015
The Ukraine Government’s decision to suspend the country’s case before the World Trade Organization against Australia's plain packaging law marks a milestone, says the Ukrainian Smoke Free Coalition.
- Published on 14 May 2015
Tobacco control advocates from Corporate Accountability International (CAI) and Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids led protests at the 2015 shareholder meeting of Philip Morris International, the world’s largest international tobacco corporation.