The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

FCTC reporting under review in 2016

Parties at FCTC COP6, 2014.While Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) are expected to submit their progress reports by 15 April, discussions later this year could change the shape of future reporting.

World Bank: tobacco taxes can help in troubled economic times

Nepal activists call for tobacco taxGovernments should consider the role of tobacco taxes in weathering the current financial storm, say two World Bank experts in a recent blog post. Such “corrective taxes” can generate positive social benefits and raise much needed revenue.