People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 20 December 2014
On 8 December, two dozen FCAers from around the world came together virtually to discuss the importance of 2015 for putting tobacco control on the global development agenda. The webinar featured four speakers, who addressed topics including the recent UN Secretary-General’s synthesis report on the new development goals.
- Published on 27 November 2014
Daily smoking prevalence has decreased for both men and women in Ukraine, according to a survey carried out in October.
Prevalence for men declined almost 3 percent (from 45% to 42%), and for women 2 percentage points (from 11 to 9%), found the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, working with “Advocacy Center LIFE”, an FCA member.
The results also show that the average maximum retail price, written on the packs of cigarettes increased from 8.95 Ukrainian Hryvnia in February 2013 to 12.21 UAH in October 2014.
- 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 10 November 2014
The Eurasian Economic Commission is considering adopting a tobacco tax harmonization proposal through the (EEC). If adopted the tobacco tax proposal would leave prices of tobacco products in the region among the lowest in the world, keeping cigarettes cheap and plentiful for young smokers.
The proposal would also undermine all EEC countries’ strong support of FCTC Article 6 at this year’s COP, as well as Russia’s commitment to bring taxes on tobacco products in line with standards set in the Euro region, says a letter from FCA and partner organisations released 10 November 2014.
- Published on 03 November 2014
On Monday 13 October, FCA held a technical lunch-time seminar at COP6 on the topic of implementation of Article 6 (price and tax measures). The seminar, which was co-hosted by the Department of Finance of the Philippines and the Federal Revenue Secretariat of Brazil, aimed at promoting the adoption of Article 6 guidelines by showcasing several success stories of long-term tax policies.
- Published on 01 November 2014
This is a quick overview of the outcomes of the sixth session of the FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP6).
In the opening plenary, INTERPOL’s application for observer status was rapidly rejected because of the organisation’s partnership deal with Philip Morris International.
- Published on 15 October 2014
Large picture health warnings on tobacco packs are becoming a global trend, a new Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) report has found.
The report, Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status, found there had been tremendous progress internationally in implementing package warnings.
- Published on 26 September 2014
Tobacco control advocates in France are enthusiastic about the new plan to fight smoking announced by the government on 25 September.
“It’s a comprehensive plan with real ambition, including strong and innovative measures,” said Yves Bur, president of the Alliance Against Tobacco.
- Published on 22 September 2014
Remarkable progress has been made in accelerating the response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at global and regional levels since the 2011 UN High-level Meeting on NCDs.
- Published on 17 September 2014
It’s obvious that the core activities of the tobacco industry contradict corporate social responsibility (CSR) but tobacco companies continue using international CSR standards to report their activities and increase their public profiles, finds a new report.