The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

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US business organisation does bidding of Big Tobacco globally

US Chamber of Commerce helping Big Tobacco globallyThe US Chamber of Commerce is working systematically around the world to help the tobacco industry fight life-saving measures to reduce tobacco use, according to a new report.

Progress in the Netherlands

2nd Dutch Shadow Report coverThe Netherlands is showing progress in complying with the obligations in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) since it ratified the treaty in 2005. However, there is still work to do, according to the latest Dutch shadow report.

Framework Convention Alliance Director Laurent Huber said the report’s findings demonstrate that there is hope for the near future.

FCTC guidelines on tobacco tax: what advocates should know

Cover, FCA's guide to Article 6 guidelinesIn October 2014, most of the world’s countries gathered for a meeting about the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). At this meeting, generally known as COP6 (for Sixth Session of the Conference of the Parties) delegates adopted guidelines for the implementation of the FCTC article that deals with tobacco taxes, Article 6.

Health warnings growing globally

CCS report 250pxLarge picture health warnings on tobacco packs are becoming a global trend, a new Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) report has found.

The report, Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status, found there had been tremendous progress internationally in implementing package warnings.

Long-term, targeted approach to tobacco tax pays dividends

FCA at a seminar at COP6Countries 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.

How to accelerate FCTC implementation

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.