The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

FCA member applauds Ukraine decision to drop WTO challenge

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.

Canadian provinces first in world to ban menthol flavouring

 

Flavoured tobacco sold in Nova Scotia before the ban. @GlobalNewsCanadian provinces are leading the world in prohibiting the sale of menthol-flavoured cigarettes and other tobacco.

Billion-dollar Quebec decision should inspire more support for legal action

Class actions against the tobacco industry worldwide.This week’s decision finding tobacco companies liable for more than US$12 billion in damages to smokers’ health in the Canadian province of Quebec should inspire more governments to support legal action against the tobacco industry.

End deals with tobacco industry to curb smuggling in Europe

 

Tobacco companies are getting away with paying only a tiny fraction of the costs of smuggling in Europe based on deals they struck years ago to avoid prosecution. Those deals should end, says a new article in Tobacco Control journal.

Op-ed published on tobacco tax and sustainable development

An opinion article developed by FCA on tobacco taxation was published by IPS News on 26 May. 

Signed by Katie Dain, Executive Director of the NCD Alliance, the article argues for tobacco taxation to be highlighted as an effective domestic tool for financing sustainable development.

Congratulations WNTD Award winners!

FCA members are among those honoured with World No Tobacco Day Awards this year.

We congratulate all those who received awards in recognition of their achievements in tobacco control, in particular the following:

Data is a key ingredient for more effective tobacco control

FCA and partners have developed a set of suggestions for an upcoming global summit on improving data, and its uses, for health.

Advocates target PMI’s 2015 shareholder meeting

Protesting PMI marketing to minors.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.

World No Tobacco Day 2015

See some of the WNTD activities from our members globally:

This year's World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) theme is Stop Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products.

According to the World Health Organization, one in every 10 cigarettes, and many other tobacco products, consumed worldwide are illegal, making the illicit trade of tobacco products a major global concern from many perspectives, including health, legal, economic, governance and corruption.

Strengthening the tobacco control treaty on the ground

When governments established the working group (WG) on sustainable measures for the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2012, FCA immediately started advocating for sufficient resources so that the WG could hold meetings and take other action required to address its mandate.