The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Tax tobacco to help fight NCDs, FCA tells WHO SEARO

 

Tobacco taxation offers a ‘win-win’ policy option for governments, where raising tobacco taxes will both generate extra revenue and reduce consumption. That was the message FCA delivered to the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia on 9 Sept.

Tobacco industry targets Cameroon kids

Sales outlets next to a schoolThe tobacco industry is using multiple marketing strategies to encourage school children in Cameroon to smoke, a recent report found.

Understanding the FCTC budget and workplan - COP7

Delegates at FCTC COP6COP7 provides an opportunity for Parties to voice their preferred priorities for the 2018-2019 budget and workplan of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, FCTC (provisional agenda item 7.4).

Updating tobacco control 'best buys' for fighting NCDs

The World Health Organization is updating the list of cost-effective policy interventions for fighting non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Appendix 3 of the Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020.

Invest in tobacco control to end poverty: SEATCA

 SEATCA Executive Director, Ms. Bungon Ritthiphakdee.

Bangkok, Thailand - 30 August 2016: It is possible to end poverty in the next 14 years.

Is bigger better? There’s no doubt for tobacco warning labels

Health warnings labels in Urugay: 50% (old) and 80% (current)
An expert commentary on the global treaty, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

By Jim Thrasher*

Increasingly, countries that have already implemented pictorial health warning labels (HWLs) that cover up to 50 percent of tobacco packages are promoting, adopting, and implementing more prominent HWLs1.

FCTC COP7 to probe Parties’ lack of payments

When Parties meet this November at the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), it will be time to clarify a process for collecting outstanding FCTC payments, which total over one-third of the operating budget for 2016-17.

Indian network challenges official OK for CSR by tobacco industry

A multi-faceted campaign by a tobacco control organization has put the brakes on a plan to permit so-called ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) activities by the tobacco industry in India.

Advocates gets tobacco industry rep. removed as speaker at UN meeting

Quick action by tobacco control advocates resulted in a representative from Japan Tobacco International (JTI) being dropped as a speaker at a meeting on investment policy hosted by the United Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Tiny Vanuatu approves world’s largest tobacco pack warnings

A 90% warning in Nepal. Vanuatu warnings are not yet available.Vanuatu has joined Nepal with the world’s largest graphic health warnings (GHWs) on tobacco packages, covering 90 percent of the pack surface. 

Officials in Vanuatu responsible for the measure say that they also considered implementing plain packaging (packages stripped of all branding, including logos and colours) but there was concern of threat of legal action by the tobacco industry as has been the case for other countries such as Australia.