People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
Over 100 countries and territories now require cigarette picture health warnings, marking a significant milestone in global public health that will reduce smoking and save lives.
In South-East Asia, “The tobacco industry continues to interfere with, deter and thwart governments' efforts to protect public health through both overt and covert means,” says a new report by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).
A new index is helping governments in South-East Asia strengthen implementation of tobacco packaging and labelling in their countries.
Released by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, (SEATCA) the Tobacco Packaging and Labelling Index evaluates how countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) implement recommendations from Article 11 guidelines of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
In an effort to block plain packaging laws coming into force across the world, the tobacco industry keeps pedalling propaganda about links to rising amounts of illicit tobacco.