The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

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.

FCA coordinator at Americas Summit

FCA Regional Coordinator Eduardo Bianco, far left. Taken from news video.FCA Regional Coordinator for the Americas, Eduardo Bianco, was one of the civil society leaders invited to a roundtable with Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez, US President Barack Obama and Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solis in Panama City on 10 April 2015.

The roundtable preceded the Summit of the Americas.

FCA’s AFRO coordinator working with university to monitor tobacco industry

 

FCA Coordinator for AFRO, Tih NtiabangImplementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in most sub-Saharan Africa countries has been slow, largely due to tobacco industry interference. That was the finding of a survey of FCTC Parties included in the 2012 WHO progress report on FCTC implementation.

Tobacco control ‘hot spots': plain packs

Global map of plain packaging, 2015Suddenly it seems that we’re hearing monthly about a country that intends to go down the route of mandating plain packaging of tobacco products.

$1trillion and other tobacco price tags

Death and disease come to mind first when thinking about the harm caused by tobacco. One billion people will die this century due to tobacco use, unless urgent action is taken. But tobacco also imposes enormous economic costs.