The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control


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.

Tobacco industry cannot claim to be 'responsible’

SEATCA CSR report2It’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.

SEATCA index on tobacco industry interference featured

The journal Tobacco Control has given a thumbs-up to a new index to measure tobacco industry interference in South-East Asia.

2013 AFRO shadow reports reveal tobacco industry interference

"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. 

Experts call on leaders to act before tobacco use epidemic hits Africa

FCA Board member Lutgard Kokulinda KagarukiBy 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: