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Australia beats Big Tobacco!
In a world first, Australia has rejected Big Tobacco's challenge to the country's new law on cigarette plain packaging.
This means that from 1 December 2012, all tobacco sold in Australia will be in the same colour packages, without logos or other brand markings.
By FCA Policy Director Francis Thompson
We will soon be three months from the start of the fifth session of the FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP5) – a significant milestone, because it is the deadline for most of the official COP documents to be made public in all official UN languages.
READ: more from Francis
Strengthening the FCTC review process
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is one of the fastest endorsed UN treaties, but implementation remains uneven among its 176 Parties. An additional treaty mechanism, an inter-sessional forum focused solely on implementation review and assistance, is needed to analyse progress, and address challenges to implementation.
Proposals for global action on NCDs
FCA calls for explicit recognition of the FCTC, its Conference of the Parties (COPs) and its reporting instrument in all key global tools to prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
FCA updates and news
FCA features in TV programme
Al Jazeera recently broadcast 'Outsourcing Addiction', a show about the shift of the tobacco epidemic to the 'developing' world. An online production, The Stream, programme featured tobacco experts, including FCA Director of the Americas region, Eduardo Bianco.
News from the Pacific Islands
Uruguay’s tobacco control strategy delivers results
FCA submits guidelines for development award to donor
The Framework Convention Alliance has submitted guidelines for the World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) to ensure that the prize is never given again to an organisation with ties to the tobacco industry.
Orchids - tobacco control successes
View the Death Clock online
See a list of events here
"In Japan very few people know about the FCTC due to Japan Tobacco International's (JTI) obstruction and the country’s Ministry of Finance, which owns more than half of JTI’s stock,"
says Manabu Sakuta - Japan Society for Tobacco Control’s Chairman of Board of Directors.
READ: Manabu's interview
to find out more.
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