The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Bulletin COP3 Issue 81

Tuesday's issue (81) from the second day of the third session of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Conference of the Parties in Durban, South Africa, is available for download [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 310.5 KB].

Headlines featured in this issue:

•    It won’t be much cop without more resources
•    Global progress with smoke-free policies
•    New “how-to” guide on smoke-free air
•    Death clock underscores gravity of negotiations
•    Malaysia ditches unsustainable tobacco for greener crop
•    Towards a completely smoke-free environment
•    Tobacco industry interference in health policy in ASEAN countries
•    Ban tobacco product displays at point-of-sale
•    Gabon- cclat-oms : vers la ratification effective du traité mondial de lutte contre le tabagisme?

Death clock reaches 40 million

Today, November 4, just before 11am Geneva time, the death clock will reach a staggering 40 million tobacco-related deaths since the start of the World Health Organisation’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) negotiations in 1999.

This is a stark reminder that critical steps must be taken at the upcoming third Conference of the Parties (COP) to effectively implement the Convention. Most urgently, Parties must adopt strong and effective guidelines for implementation of Articles 5.3, 11 and 13.

Bulletin INB2 Issue 79 Saturday 25 October

Saturday's issue (79) from the sixth day of the the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) on a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Geneva  is available for download [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 199.47 KB].

Bulletin INB2 Issue 78 Friday 24 October

Friday's issue (78) from the fifth day of the the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) on a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Geneva  is available for download. [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 270.96 KB]

Bulletin INB2 Issue 77 Thursday 23 October

Thursday's issue (77) from the fourth day of the the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) on a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Geneva  is available for download. [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 234.77 KB]

Bulletin INB2 Issue 76 Wednesday 22 October

Wednesday's issue (76) from the third day of the the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) on a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Geneva  is available for download. [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 427.23 KB]

Bulletin INB2 Issue 75 Tuesday 21 October

Tuesday's issue (75) from the second day of the the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) on a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Geneva  is available for download. [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 209.61 KB].

Bulletin INB2 Issue 74 Monday 20 October

Monday's issue (74) from the first day of the the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) on a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Geneva  is available for download. [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 112.38 KB].

Bulletin Issue 73 October 2008

Bulletin Online out now

The latest issue (73) of the Bulletin Online is available for download.

In this issue Framework Convention Alliance(FCA) director Laurent Hubert outlines the global tobacco control movement’s successes and changes since the first WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control negotiations in 2000. He welcomes new FCA members, and that numbers have now reached more than 350 non government organizations in over 100 countries.

Smoking costs England billions every year

The annual cost of smoking to the National Health Service in England has risen from £1.7 ($US2.9) billion a year in 1998 to £2.7 ($US 4.6) billion this year, according to a recently published report by UK based charity Action on Smoking and Health.

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