People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- 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 09 February 2016
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.
- Published on 10 August 2015
Policy on tobacco taxation was a focus of a United Nations mission that visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in July.
- Published on 01 August 2014
Preparations for the sixth session of the FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP) are well underway. This includes providing logistical support for all low- and lower-middle-income Parties, so that they can attend COP6.
But this could be the last COP for which such support is provided to 78 low-resource Parties – unless COP6 makes a decision on this matter.
- Published on 23 March 2012
By FCA Director Laurent Huber
The $220 million in funding for global tobacco control announced Thursday by Michael Bloomberg is incredibly important. It focuses on low and middle-income countries, which have become centres of the tobacco epidemic, and targets of the voracious tobacco industry.
These countries are also increasingly feeling the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which include cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic lung diseases and diabetes, for which tobacco use is the main risk factor. World leaders last year agreed on accelerated implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) as a major step in the fight to prevent these killer diseases.
- Published on 24 October 2011
To date, more than 170 countries have become Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Moreover, the recent Political Declaration of the UN High-level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) calls in unequivocal terms for the accelerated implementation of the Convention.
Yet continuing challenges to the FCTC’s effective implementation – particularly lack of funding and capacity for tobacco control in low-resource countries – are undermining the success of the tobacco control movement to date.
- Published on 20 June 2011
Workshop participants receive powerful tobacco control tools. (c) IECT
On 16-17 June, The Initiative for Education and Tobacco Control (IECT) organised a two-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of non-government organisations (NGOs) to support tobacco control in Benin.
The event was held with the financial support of the African Tobacco Control Alliance, technical support from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (the Union) and in collaboration with the Benin Ministry of Health.