People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
The tobacco industry is using multiple marketing strategies to encourage school children in Cameroon to smoke, a recent report found.
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.
Pictured: HMRC's estimate of the size of the illicit tobacco market in the UK, plotted alongside the price of a pack of 20 cigarettes (in 2014 GPP). The illicit market has consistently fallen at a time when tobacco prices have increased
People living in poor countries were exposed to 81 times more tobacco advertisements than those in high-income countries, found a research report released on 1 December.
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.