People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 23 April 2014
Thanks to civil society protests, the Ukraine Government will increase tobacco taxes by 25 percent on 1 July 2014.
After the government announced a planned increase of just eight percent, activists protested. They campaigned in the media, picketed the office of the Cabinet of Ministers and contacted the Ministry of Finance, until the government relented.
- Published on 21 April 2014
Global coordination of efforts to address the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is important. But it should not duplicate already existing processes, such as the discussions and governance on tobacco control, which take place at the sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Unfortunately, as it stands now, this could happen!