People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 12 September 2016
The tobacco industry is using multiple marketing strategies to encourage school children in Cameroon to smoke, a recent report found.
- Published on 25 January 2016
By John Amanya
Coordinator of Programs and Capacity Building,
Uganda Alliance of Patients Organization
Although Uganda passed the Comprehensive Tobacco Control Bill 2014 on 19 September 2015 after a long, public battle with the tobacco industry, the only significant tobacco control measure it contains is the cigarette package health warning Smoking Causes Heart Disease, Lung Cancer and Death, which was approved in 2013.
- Published on 30 November 2015
People living in poor countries were exposed to 81 times more tobacco advertisements than those in high-income countries, found a research report released on 1 December.
- Published on 09 June 2015
Canadian provinces are leading the world in prohibiting the sale of menthol-flavoured cigarettes and other tobacco.
- Published on 14 May 2015
Tobacco control advocates from Corporate Accountability International (CAI) and Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids led protests at the 2015 shareholder meeting of Philip Morris International, the world’s largest international tobacco corporation.
- Published on 12 November 2014
Smokers in the South-East Asian region (ASEAN) start smoking on average before they are 20, the latest Tobacco Control Atlas has found.
- Published on 18 December 2013
You will have to be at least 18 years of age to buy tobacco in the Netherlands as of 1 January 2014.
But the new rule is not a signal that the government is getting tough on tobacco use, says one advocate.
- Published on 11 February 2010
The UK’s new tobacco strategy aims to make smoking history by ensuring fewer children take up the habit.
The strategy plans to reduce smoking among 11-15 year olds from 6 per cent to less than 1 per cent by 2020, and to reduce adult smoking from 21 per cent to fewer than 10 per cent by 2020.