People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 08 July 2015
Even as they await a crucial court ruling scheduled for 10 July, activists in Kenya continue to fight for tobacco control measures to be put in place.
The High Court is set to rule this week on whether the Kenyan Tobacco Control Alliance (KETCA) can become a party to the tobacco industry’s petition against proposed new regulations.
- Published on 11 June 2015
The Ukraine Government’s decision to suspend the country’s case before the World Trade Organization against Australia's plain packaging law marks a milestone, says the Ukrainian Smoke Free Coalition.
- Published on 19 April 2015
Suddenly it seems that we’re hearing monthly about a country that intends to go down the route of mandating plain packaging of tobacco products.
- Published on 17 March 2015
The UK will become the first country in Europe and second country in the world to implement plain, standardised packaging of tobacco products.
The move follows Australia’s lead: that country implemented plain packaging in December 2012.
- Published on 10 February 2015
FCA's letter of support urging the Indian Government to resist tobacco industry lobbying against new packaging rules has been highlighted in the Indian media.
- Published on 09 February 2015
Norway's health minister announced on 9 February that the government will start public consultations on plain packaging of tobacco products at the end of the month.
- Published on 15 October 2014
Large picture health warnings on tobacco packs are becoming a global trend, a new Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) report has found.
The report, Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status, found there had been tremendous progress internationally in implementing package warnings.
- Published on 27 August 2014
Below is our latest update of some of the ‘hot spots’ in global tobacco control that FCA is watching in 2014.
Many of them concern challenges from the tobacco industry to governments’ attempts to protect public health by implementing tobacco control measures. These occur at the national level (in courts) as well as in the international arena.
- Published on 16 July 2014
After years of pressure from tobacco control advocates, and a series of court challenges since 2012, cigarette packages sold in Sri Lanka will have to carry graphic health warnings (GHWs) from 1 January 2015.
The final decision – that 60 percent of the back and front surfaces of all packages must be covered by GHWs – was made in a Supreme Court ruling on 11 July.