People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 29 July 2009
The Colombian government has signed tobacco control legislation to protect its citizens from tobacco use, making the country a regional leader in fighting the tobacco epidemic.
- Published on 01 July 2009
Images from the opening of the third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body on a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, 28 June - 5 July 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Published on 28 June 2009
Headlines in this issue:
- Death Clock unveiled
- Keep the scope of the Protocol broad
- Track and Trace based on unique product markings
- Canadian policy measures to combat cigarette contraband
- Organised crime: the evidence
- Bangladesh perspective on illicit trade
- Global financial crisis and the protocol
- Vested interest clarifies position
- Thank you CIPRET
- Published on 06 June 2009
Pictorial tobacco warning labels are essential for communicating health risks to smokers, a report by the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (the ITC Project) has found.
The report, FCTC Article 11 Tobacco Warning Labels, found that graphic pictorial warnings were more effective than text only warnings because they: are more noticeable; increase thoughts about the harms of smoking; have more impact on smokers; and lead to more smokers quitting or intending to quit smoking.
- Published on 11 May 2009
Young anti-tobacco campaigners around the world recently protested against two of the world’s largest tobacco companies to highlight the huge profits made from selling products that cause death and disease.
Many FCA members were among these protestors who staged events inside, and outside, the annual general meetings of British American Tobacco (BAT) and Philip Morris International (PMI) in London and New York. Similar marches, press conferences, letter campaigns and other activities also took place in more than 20 countries.
- Published on 29 April 2009
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) will award Kenyan Rachel Kitonyo
with its Judy Wilkenfeld award for International Tobacco Control Excellence. The awards will take place in Washington DC on May 6.
In a country where 12,000 people die a year from tobacco related illnesses, CTFK president Matthew Myers said Kitonyo’s dedication and leadership in helping to reduce tobacco use in Kenya and throughout Africa made her a highly deserving recipient of the award.
- Published on 04 April 2009
The latest edition of the British Medical Journal’s Tobacco Control is online.
Tobacco Control is an international peer review journal covering the nature and consequences of tobacco use worldwide. It is for public health professionals, researchers, policy makers and educators involved in tobacco control.
This issue covers: COP3; tobacco corporate social responsibility; global tobacco control; plus a variety or research papers and reports.
Find out more, visit the site.
- Published on 25 February 2009
The next round of Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Special Opportunity Grants is open.
The grants assist advocates in their work towards supporting the development, adoption and implementation of strong FCTC guidelines and protocols. Up to eight grants are available and each is worth $US 10,000.
To qualify, applicants must be tobacco control advocates from low to mid income countries. FCTC members’ applications will receive preference. Applications close 6 March 2009.
- Published on 20 February 2009
Iran’s battle against tobacco consumption took a step forward this month as the country received its first series of cigarette packages with health warning pictures.
The warnings come at an important time as World Health Organization statistics show that smoking rates are rising in Iran, despite the country’s efforts to reduce tobacco consumption since the 1990s.