People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- April 20, 2015
Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in most sub-Saharan Africa countries has been slow, largely due to tobacco industry interference. That was the finding of a survey of FCTC Parties included in the 2012 WHO progress report on FCTC implementation.
Now the Tobacco Control Research Group based at the University of Bath (UK), has launched a monitoring and accountability project that aims to change that trend.
FCA’s Regional Coordinator, Tih Ntiabang, will be devoting a large portion of his time to the initiative.
- Tobacco industry monitoring team Uganda
- New Bloomberg/Gates litigation fund to support countries attacked by tobacco industry
- Tobacco industry accused of 'intimidation and interference' in Kenya
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