People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 07 March 2016
The increase in the tobacco tax rate in the recent Indian budget will have little health benefit as tobacco prices are unlikely to rise markedly, says Dr Monika Arora, Director of the Health Promotion Division at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).
- Published on 01 March 2016
Palau has become a world leader in using tobacco tax revenue to finance the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs)*.
- Published on 18 February 2016
Many new hot spots have flared up in global tobacco control in 2016; others remain from last year.
There are two recurring themes:
- 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 10 February 2016
Governments should consider the role of tobacco taxes in weathering the current financial storm, say two World Bank experts in a recent blog post. Such “corrective taxes” can generate positive social benefits and raise much needed revenue.
- 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 04 February 2016
The Government of the Ukraine continues to push up the rate of excise taxes that it levies on tobacco products.
The latest hike of 40 percent, as of 1 Jan. 2016, follows on three increases in 2015 that totalled 40 percent. It should result in prices increasing generally by 20-25 percent, according to the NGO Advocacy Center LIFE, a member of the Framework Convention Alliance.
- Published on 25 January 2016
By John Amanya
Coordinator of Programs and Capacity Building,
Uganda Alliance of Patients Organization
Although Uganda passed the Comprehensive Tobacco Control Bill 2014 on 19 September 2015 after a long, public battle with the tobacco industry, the only significant tobacco control measure it contains is the cigarette package health warning Smoking Causes Heart Disease, Lung Cancer and Death, which was approved in 2013.
- Published on 21 January 2016
Countries must start taking seriously their responsibility to provide treatment to tobacco users who want to stop, says a Comment article published in The Lancet.
- Published on 13 January 2016
Canada’s HealthBridge Foundation is the secretariat for FCA as of 1 January 2016.
The move comes as former FCA Policy Director Francis Thompson takes over as FCA's new Executive Director from Laurent Huber, who successfully led the Alliance for more than a decade. Laurent continues to lead ASH (US).