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COP5 is fast approaching!
The fifth session of the FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP5) is almost here. On the agenda are some really important tobacco control issues like: adoption of the illicit trade protocol; guidelines on price and tax measures (Article 6); on regulation of the contents of tobacco products (Art 9&10) and liability (Art 19).
Delegates have a responsibility to use the meeting to advance global tobacco control and help change these trends. They must work wisely! We've created a video to remind them of this.
WATCH: the COP5 video
FCTC: Action Now!
FCA members help get the FCTC into NCDs plan
Thanks to timely lobbying by FCA members, the WHO's draft Global Action Plan on NCDs (10 October 2012) now explicitly promotes the FCTC.
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FCA updates and news
Sri Lanka adopts huge picture warnings
Sri Lanka has passed regulations that mandate some of the largest picture warnings on cigarette packs in the world.
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Study finds tobacco taxes reduce smoking
Raising tobacco prices through taxes could help reduce tobacco consumption in low and middle income countries, a study published in the Tobacco Control journal has found.
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Advocates hold workshop for Niger politicians
Tobacco control advocates in Niger recently hosted a workshop where deputies from Parliament reaffirmed their support for national tobacco control efforts.
See a list of events here
“The passing of the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 in Australia, and the defeat of its challenge in the High Court of Australia, is one of the most significant steps in global tobacco control in the last decade. It shows other countries the importance of standing up to the tobacco industry’s threats …,” says Kylie Lindorff from Cancer Council Victoria, which played a key role in research and advocacy leading up to the Act’s passing.