People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 16 March 2012
Tobacco industry influence over countries’ tobacco control plans is blocking a key tool in fighting killer diseases like cancer, says the Framework Convention Alliance’s (FCA) Tobacco Watch 2012 report.
The report, Tobacco Watch: Monitoring Countries’ Performance on the Global Treaty, documents various industry activities in numerous countries that are Parties to the first global health treaty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Such activities contravene measures in the Convention’s Article 5.3, and its Guidelines, on tobacco industry interference. For example, half of the national NGO partners that collected research indicated that the tobacco industry is running so-called corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns in their countries.