The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Fact Sheets

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.

Tobacco use hinders development in many ways

Many people now know that tobacco use is the world’s number one cause of preventable death, responsible for over 6 million deaths each year. Thus, the link between tobacco use and the health goal* included in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is no surprise. 

Illicit trade in tobacco: beware industry solutions

The illicit trade in tobacco products is a threat both to government finances and to public health.

It robs governments of much needed revenues, and it undermines efforts to reduce tobacco consumption, particularly through the imposition of high levels of tobacco taxation.

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