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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

VISIT: FCA's COP5 resources page

READ: about the budget and workplan to be discussed at COP5

READ: how lack of travel support threatens participation at FCTC meetings

READ: how COP5 can strengthen reviews of FCTC implementation

READ: how 12 South American Parties will act as a bloc at COP5


FCA has been struggling with a funding shortfall all year, so supporting members' participation at COP5 in the expensive city of Seoul will be a huge challenge. To address our budget deficit, we recently added a Donations page to our website. Contributions can be made using credit card or via PayPal. We urge you to consider making a financial contribution or to support our work with a donation of in-kind resources. Donations will defray the costs of COP items such as travel sponsorships, meeting coordination costs and printing.

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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.
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Member interview

“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.


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