05 Apr 2016
Guidelines to Articles 11 and 13 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) recommend that Parties consider adoption of plain packaging.
Find out more on the WHO website (and see more links below).
Read about the major developments that occurred on WNTD 2016.
We asked members to send in photos that illustrated what they were doing to Get Ready for Plain Packaging. Thanks to FCAers (pictured above) at Fundação do Câncer in Brazil for being the first to submit.
Read about activities in the Pacific Islands.
FCA members were also among the winners for the WNTD awards.
Resources for tobacco control advocates
- Plain Facts – Great website of information and research about plain packaging, from Cancer Council Victoria (Australia).
- FAQs from WHO – comprehensive questions and answers from the World Health Organization.
- Le paquet neutre – informations et outils du Comité national contre le tabagisme (France).
- Plain packaging – international overview from Canadian Cancer Society (May 2016).
- Emballage neutre – Survol à l’échelle mondiale de Canadian Cancer Society (mai 2016).
- Tobacco labelling and packaging toolkit, from the Tobacco Labelling Resource Centre.
- Packaging and labelling index for ASEAN, by SEATCA.
- Package warnings – global status and other information from Canadian Cancer Society.
- Tobacco industry arguments against package warnings, and how to respond, from Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
- Information about many aspects of plain packaging is available on Tobacco Tactics, a website by the University of Bath.
- Dodgy Cigs is a new report that debunks tobacco industry lies about plain packaging.
- Plain packaging video, by the ITC Project.
- Standardised Packaging – Recent Evidence from Australia and the UK – a brief report by the ITC Project.
- Director-General of WHO Margaret Chan writes about WNTD.
- WHO’s video about plain packaging
- WNTD award winners
- WNTD 2016 ceremony from Norway – recording