People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 16 November 2015
A court in the Netherlands has denied a civil society suit against the government for its contacts with the tobacco industry, but the action produced a new policy that lays out rules for future interactions.
- Published on 02 November 2015
South-East Asian governments should be wary of recommendations in the ASEAN Excise Tax Reform manual, warns an FCA member organisation.
Released by the International Trade and Investment Centre (ITIC), the manual promotes the interests of the tobacco industry and should not be considered a tool to help governments, says the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).
- Published on 05 October 2015
WASHINGTON, DC –
5 October 2015 – In a major victory for public health, negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement concluded this morning with built-in protections to prevent private corporations from suing governments over anti-tobacco regulations.
- Published on 16 September 2015
FCA was part of the discussions at the 65th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe this week.
The Alliance supported the roadmap of actions to strengthen FCTC implementation in the European Region to make tobacco consumption history.
- 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.