The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Fact Sheets

Kickstarting sustainable development with tobacco control

Rickshaw driver smoking on side of roadThe time to act is now. Governments must implement strong tobacco control measures today to protect the health of their citizens and promote sustainable development.

Tobacco: A barrier to development

Tobacco is extraordinarily dangerous to human health and highly damaging to national economies. Reducing tobacco use is critical to achieving every Sustainable Development Goal.

Understanding the FCTC budget and workplan - COP7

Delegates at FCTC COP6COP7 provides an opportunity for Parties to voice their preferred priorities for the 2018-2019 budget and workplan of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, FCTC (provisional agenda item 7.4).

Beware ASEAN Excise Tax Reform manual, warns SEATCA

South-East Asian governments should be wary of recommendations in the ASEAN Excise Tax Reform manual, warns an FCA member organisation.

Released by the International Trade and Investment Centre (ITIC), the manual promotes the interests of the tobacco industry and should not be considered a tool to help governments, says the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).

Tobacco control and the SDGs: an advocacy toolkit

Tobacco control is included in the new, global development goals. But that won't automatically produce more effective tobacco control at country level: for that to happen will require a huge effort from all advocates. This toolkit is designed to help.

World's first tobacco tax index

Southeast Asian countries are moving at a snail’s pace in implementing effective tobacco tax policies, says the world’s first tobacco tax index, launched by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).

Despite global recognition that high tobacco taxes can reduce consumption and the tobacco-related disease burden, while also raising government revenues, most countries do not have a long-term tobacco tax policy, concudes the index.