The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control


Guidelines adopted by the COP


Download the text from each of the eight guidelines adopted by the COP.

At the sixth session (13–18 October 2014), the COP adopted a set of policy options and recommendations on economically sustainable alternatives to tobacco growing (in relation to Articles 17 and 18 of the WHO FCTC).



2015 FCA online newsletters


December 2015

View the updated plain packs map and read about the FCTC – looking back and forward, civil society and the TPP, the world’s largest graphic health warnings and much more

October 2015

In this edition read about tobacco control in SDGs, the fight against NCDs endorsed, new FCA board members and much more 

August 2015

The latest tobacco control hotspots, world leaders endorse tobacco tax, tobacco control still at risk in trade talks and more

June 2015

Photos from World No Tobacco Day; op-ed article published; next steps for tobacco control and the Sustainable Development Goals, and more! 

March 2015

Special issue - 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 10th anniversary of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control - photos and more 

February 2015

Greetings from a new FCA Board member; 1st webinar of 2015; did you take action for 2015? and more


VOTE! 10th FCA General Assembly election

The 10th General Assembly Elections 2015 will decide three posts on the FCA Board of Directors.

These include:

2014 FCA online newsletters

December 2014


Top pictures for 2014, post-2015 development, Bangladesh women and tobacco use, levy on UK tobacco industry and more.

September 2014

COP6 message from the FCA Board, last COP for low-resource Parties, FCA's Strategic Plan, UN NCDs review and more.

June 2014

Highlights from our June 2014 e-newsletter: World No Tobacco Day photos, countdown to COP6, Chile's Congress considering tobacco tax hike and 1 billion deaths: time to get serious.

April 2014

Highlights from our April 2014 e-newsletter: countdown to COP6, nominate a FCA board member, join us on LinkedIn and join FCA at the UN.

February 2014

Highlights from our February 2014 e-newsletter: tobacco control hot spots, new board member introductions, more on NCD's, campaign and news updates plus our latest global pictures.