The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control


World No Tobacco Day 2017 in the Pacific Islands

Marking World No Tobacco Day 2017 in Tokelau, Pacific IslandsTobacco: a threat to development was the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2017. Governments and civil society in the Pacific Islands celebrated the Day with customary creativity and enthusiasm.

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.

Development community: Time to include tobacco control

With more than 80 percent of smokers living in the global South, people working in tobacco control recognize the links between tobacco, poverty, and development. “It is surprising and disappointing to see how many people working in development do not see these links,” says Sonja von Eichborn, director of

WHO should look into FCTC’s lessons learned on financing and taxes

Five years since the first United Nations Summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the lack of resources is undermining progress against the world’s number one killer diseases*.