People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
Countries that have adopted policies to raise tobacco taxes substantially, and keep pushing them higher, have been rewarded with higher revenues and spectacular health gains, a review of experience from a number of low- and middle-income countries shows.
Actively mobilising political commitment and resources is essential when addressing the challenges facing implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), an FCA report has found.
The report, Strategies for Accelerated Implementation of the Tobacco Control Treaty: Lessons from Key Global Health Initiatives, recommends seven strategies to be considered at the upcoming 6th session of the FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP6) to help boost the treaty’s implementation.
It’s obvious that the core activities of the tobacco industry contradict corporate social responsibility (CSR) but tobacco companies continue using international CSR standards to report their activities and increase their public profiles, finds a new report.
"I urge Parliament to unanimously adopt the tobacco control bill," said Mr Amadou Moustapha Gaye, Vice President of la Ligue sénégalaise contre le tabac (LISTAB), at a press conference to launch his organization’s 2013 shadow report in Senegal.
Two days later the law was adopted.
By Lutgard Kokulinda Kagaruki,
FCA Board member
A committee of experts has released its recommendations on how African governments should reduce the current and future health impacts of tobacco use.
In a report sponsored by the Network of African Science Academics (NASAC) the experts conclude government should: