People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
The Intergovernmental Negotiating Body on a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (INB) was established by the second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP), the governing body of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
The INB convened its fifth session on 29 March – 4 April 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. The session was attended by representatives from 132 Parties and 7 non-Parties of the FCTC. Three intergovernmental and six nongovernmental organizations, including the FCA, attended the meeting as accredited observers.
Tobacco industry influence over countries’ tobacco control plans is blocking a key tool in fighting killer diseases like cancer, says the Framework Convention Alliance’s (FCA) Tobacco Watch 2012 report.
The report, Tobacco Watch: Monitoring Countries’ Performance on the Global Treaty, documents various industry activities in numerous countries that are Parties to the first global health treaty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Report of the Framework Convention Alliance on the Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body to Draft and Negotiate a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products
The INB convened its fourth session on 14-21 March 2010 again in Geneva, Switzerland. The session was attended by representatives from 142 Parties and 10 non-Parties of the FCTC.
Three intergovernmental and eight nongovernmental organizations, including the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), attended the meeting as accredited observers.
Congratulations to Dutch NGOs, who on Thursday released a shadow report of the government's own report on its implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Titled 'Dutch Tobacco Control: Out of Control?' the report concludes:
"The situation in the Netherlands with respect to Article 5.3 is worrying, with the tobacco industry being routinely consulted on tobacco control issues. The government even holds the view that it is good to consult the industry so as to seek a 'balanced' opinion on tobacco control matters."
17 November 2011
This report notes progress on implementation of WHO's Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases. It is organised according to the six objectives of the strategy:
Comité National Contre Le Tabagisme
En France, la loi du 10 janvier 1991, dite loi Evin, pose le principe de l'interdict ion de toute publicité en faveur du tabac, avec une exception strictement encadrée sur le plan réglementaire : il s'agit de la publicité sur les l ieux de vente qui, théoriquement, ne devrai t s'adresser qu'aux fumeurs.
Au-delà des textes législatifs et réglementaires, l'efficacité de ces interdictions dépend de leur application effective. Ainsi, à la demande de la direction générale de la santé, le Comité National Contre le Tabagisme a mené une étude d'évaluat ion de l'effectivité de ces mesures.