People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- October 15, 2013
FCA members worked hard to spread the word about tobacco control during September and October 2013. Watch the slideshow below to see what happened.
1 September 2013: During the 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion in Thailand, the international community expresses its support to fight against tobacco industry interference on 85% pictorial warnings on cigarette packs. (c) SEATCA
3/9/13: Brazilian National No Tobacco Day flash mob in Rio de Janeiro – the message is to support the additives ban approved in March 2012. The ban is supposed to enter into force at the manufacturer level in 10 days, however, there are unresolved legal challenges. © ACTbr
4/9/13: FCA Board member Lutgard Kagaruki delivers the Alliance's submission to the WHO Regional Meeting for Africa this week.
21/9/2013: Tobacco control activists protest outside the Inter-Tabac trade fair in Dortmund, Germany. Their message “Smoking kills, tobacco is harvested by child labourers and German state actors aren't allowed to promote tobacco trade because that is a violation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)!” © Unfairtobacco.org
5/9/13: WHO Director-General Margaret Chan is one of the dignitaries participating in the 63rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, in the Republic of Congo. FCA Regional Coordinator Tih Ntiabang is attending, along with a number of other FCAers.
22 September 2013: Closing program of day long workshop on FCTC Article 5.3 organised by WBB Trust at its office in Bangladesh. (c) WBB Trust
24/9/13: Shana Narula, from ASH US, and Laurent at the Special Event on the MDGs at the UN this week.
24/9/13: Heart Foundation Jamaica Deborah Chen (in red) receives a Tobacco Control Champion award at the recent Endgame for Tobacco
27/9/2013: Palau’s President links tobacco with development at the UN Special Event on MDG
29/9/13: Representatives from the Bangladesh Anti Tobacco Alliance (BATA), Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust and the New Super Market Shop Owners Association declare a major supermarket in Dakar, Bangladesh smoke free.
3/10/13: 34 Parties to the WHO FCTC have now signed the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products after a special signing event at the United Nations in New York. Signatories included H.E. Ms. Hanna Serwaa Tetteh, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana.
9/10/13: National No Tobacco Day (c) WBB Trust
For example members in:
• Thailand fought against tobacco industry interference.
• Brazil supported the additives ban approved in March 2012.
• Africa delivered FCA’s's submission to the WHO Regional Meeting.
• Germany protested outside the Inter-Tabac trade fair in Dortmund.
• US attended the UN General Assembly.
And much more. Watch the slideshow above to see more.