People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Created on 11 December 2013
- Published on 11 December 2013
By Ibrahim Maïga Djibo
President, SOS-Tabagisme Niger
In November, Niger announced that it will increase the excise duty on tobacco products to the maximum 45 percent as of 1 January 2014. The increase follows years of advocacy work by civil society, led by SOS-Tabagisme Niger.
The announcement is important because it is widely accepted that increasing the price of tobacco products is the most effective way to reduce tobacco consumption.
- Created on 10 December 2013
- Published on 10 December 2013
During November and December FCA members worked hard globally to fight for tobacco control. View the slideshow below to see what they got up to. Click the image to learn more about the activity.
- Created on 09 December 2013
- Published on 09 December 2013
A key responsibility of Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is to report progress on implementing the Convention*. Via these reports – which are completed in questionnaire format – Parties can share information on their successes and about the obstacles that they face.
Reporting also improves information-sharing and can lead to better monitoring of the tobacco industry's activities.
- Created on 06 December 2013
- Published on 06 December 2013
With the new UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the Pacific sub-region in place, most Pacific island countries are well positioned to advocate for implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) as a development priority.