People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- January 13, 2016
Canada’s HealthBridge Foundation is the secretariat for FCA as of 1 January 2016.
The move comes as former FCA Policy Director Francis Thompson takes over as FCA's new Executive Director from Laurent Huber, who successfully led the Alliance for more than a decade. Laurent continues to lead ASH (US).
“I would like to thank Laurent for his tremendous contribution to FCA, and global tobacco control, during his time as FCA leader," said Francis. "We are also grateful to ASH (US) and its staff team in Washington for strongly supporting FCA during Laurent’s tenure. The FCA team and Board look forward to continued close collaboration with ASH (US)."