The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

FCA members take action for FCTC implementation in Sri Lanka

On 10 January the Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) of Sri Lanka, along with the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA), organised a meeting to push for accelerated implementation in the country of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

Supported by a grant from FCA, the meeting reviewed the outcomes of the United Nations NCD Summit in September 2011. Its aim was to stimulate discussions on a multi-year plan to tackle tobacco use.

Participants included the Sri Lanka Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Education and Sports, and the Railway and Police Departments. Also represented were: World Bank, WHO, the Cancer Society and Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA).

With the assistance of ADIC, NATA plans to follow up the meeting by creating a costed, multi-sectoral Action Plan for full implementation of the FCTC in Sri Lanka.

For further information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Executive Director of the Alcohol and Drug Information Centre.

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