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World No Tobacco Day

A big thank you to everyone who sent in their World No Tobacco Day (WNTD 2011) photos - we had some really great pictures.

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Many FCA members received WNTD awards for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control.

Chair's message

The NCD Summit: A Window of Opportunity

FCA Chair Shoba John recently attended the informal interactive Civil Society Hearing on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at the United Nations General Assembly.

“I want to share with you selected highlights of the day and discuss next steps in the now short run-up to the September High-level Meeting on NCDs,” said Shoba.


UN NCD Summit approaching - get involved

The Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Alliance has launched its ‘100 Days of Action’ campaign to help influence heads of state and other decision makers to integrate NCDs into national and international health and development agendas.

Member updates and news

Meeting with FCTC Secretariat

NGOs with Observer status to the FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP) were invited to a meeting with the COP Secretariat (FCS) on 20 May. FCA attended the discussion, which focused on how civil society could help advance the decisions taken at COP-4 in 2010.

INB working group to meet 4-8 July

The first session of the informal working group (WG) of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) on a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products will be held 4-8 July in Geneva. A second session is scheduled for either the first or third week of October.

ASH-UK report reveals big tobacco's shady dealings

The tobacco industry is using pseudo economic arguments to: divert attention away from smoking’s health consequences; block new health regulations; and ultimately protect its revenues, says a new  report by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH-UK).

Benin holds capacity-building workshop

The Initiative for Education and Tobacco Control (IECT) held a workshop to strengthen NGO capacity to support tobacco control in Benin. Attendees learnt powerful tools for the fight against tobacco.


The fifth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC will take place 12-17 November 2012 in Korea.

Meet a member

This month we begin a new format for our profiles by asking each interviewee five important questions.

Meet Ulysses “Yul” Dorotheo, who received the 2011 Judy Wilkenfeld Award for International Tobacco Control Excellence from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.





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