People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 28 November 2016
FCA identified three interlinked implementation-related priorities for COP7 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC):
- Follow-up on the 30-percent prevalence reduction target agreed at COP6;
- Published on 14 November 2016
NEW DELHI, 12 November 2016 – Parties to the global tobacco control treaty now possess the outline of a path toward faster implementation at country level of the lifesaving measures in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control*, despite mixed results from six days of negotiations.
- Published on 05 July 2016
The seventh session of the Conference of Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is just four months away. COP7 will take place 7-12 November 2016, in New Delhi.
- Published on 12 February 2016
While Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) are expected to submit their progress reports by 15 April, discussions later this year could change the shape of future reporting.
- Published on 17 April 2015
At their last meeting on global tobacco control, the world’s governments recognised that more needs to be done to assess how well they are putting in place the measures they committed to as Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC): what progress has been achieved, where Parties lag behind and on which areas they need to focus.
- Published on 09 December 2013
A key responsibility of Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is to report progress on implementing the Convention*. Via these reports – which are completed in questionnaire format – Parties can share information on their successes and about the obstacles that they face.
Reporting also improves information-sharing and can lead to better monitoring of the tobacco industry's activities.
- Published on 07 January 2013
FCA Director Laurent Huber is quoted in a recent Lancet Oncology online article:
“France has failed to see major decreases in tobacco use due to a lack of tobacco tax increases”, says Laurent Huber (Framework Convention Alliance). “The UK and Ireland are leading the way when it comes to FCTC implementation, while Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Germany are clearly lagging behind”, adds Huber.
- Published on 04 February 2012
In March, FCA will attend the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) in Singapore. The Conference has been held every three years since 1967, and is a chance for researchers, advocates and public health officials to better coordinate their efforts in combating the tobacco epidemic.
- Published on 29 July 2009
The Colombian government has signed tobacco control legislation to protect its citizens from tobacco use, making the country a regional leader in fighting the tobacco epidemic.