The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

FCAers worldwide preparing for COP7

FCA Pacific Islands Coordinator Annabel Lyman at pre-COP7 meetings in Fiji.FCA staff and members are busy making final plans for COP7 of the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, to be held 7-12 November in New Delhi.

Tax tobacco to help fight NCDs, FCA tells WHO SEARO


Tobacco taxation offers a ‘win-win’ policy option for governments, where raising tobacco taxes will both generate extra revenue and reduce consumption. That was the message FCA delivered to the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia on 9 Sept.

Tobacco taxes rise 17% in Jamaica: not enough says FCA member

Kick Butts Day in Jamaica, 2012.A 17 percent increase in tobacco excise taxes is positive but even with the hike, Jamaica’s tobacco tax rate still falls short of the 70 percent of the price of the product recommended by the World Health Organization, says FCA member Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control (JCTC).

India's tobacco tax hike inadequate

The increase in the tobacco tax rate in the recent Indian budget will have little health benefit as tobacco prices are unlikely to rise markedly, says Dr Monika Arora, Director of the Health Promotion Division at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).

Palau tobacco tax to fight NCDs

Palau has become a world leader in using tobacco tax revenue to finance the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs)*.

2016 global tobacco control Hot Spots

Many new hot spots have flared up in global tobacco control in 2016; others remain from last year.

There are two recurring themes:

World Bank: tobacco taxes can help in troubled economic times

Governments should consider the role of tobacco taxes in weathering the current financial storm, say two World Bank experts in a recent blog post. Such “corrective taxes” can generate positive social benefits and raise much needed revenue.

NGOs gear up to accelerate FCTC implementation in The Gambia

Workshop organised by RAID - The Gambia FCAers in The Gambia have launched a two-year project aimed at accelerating sustainable implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in the West African country.