179 Organizations Worldwide Call on Google to Ban Apps that Encourage Smoking and Vaping from Google Play Store

October 28, 2020 Tobacco Free Kids WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids today along with 179 organizations from 62 countries called on Google to adopt a new policy prohibiting applications that encourage the purchase or consumption of smoking and vaping products in the Google Play store and to remove all current apps promoting […]

Side event: “UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases: working with Member States to deliver the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goal targets during and beyond COVID-19”

September 24, 2020 WHO FCTC On the occasion of the opening week of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Speech of Dr Adriana Blanco Marquizo, Head of the Convention Secretariat24 September 2020 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. The adoption of the WHO FCTC in 2003 […]

WHO FCTC head calls for multisectoral action on NCD-related SDGs through tobacco control

October 7, 2020 WHO FCTC During a week of high-level meetings at the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) co-sponsored a virtual side event on 24 September 2020 entitled Working with Member States to deliver the non-communicable disease-related Sustainable Development Goal targets during and […]

The Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control 2019-2025: focusing and intensifying efforts to implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

November 11, 2020 WHO FCTC This week would have been the week of the Ninth Conference of the Parties (COP9) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) with the global tobacco control community gathering in The Hague, the Netherlands for this important occasion. This of course is no longer possible due to […]

Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control: Advancing Sustainable Development through the Implementation of the WHO FCTC 2019-2025

November 2020 WHO FCTC GLOBAL STRATEGY TO ACCELERATE TOBACCO CONTROL Advancing sustainable development through the implementation of the WHO FCTC 2019 – 2025 View full report  

Letter to Google to immediately remove and adopt a policy to prohibit applications that encourage purchase or consumption of smoking and vaping products in the Google Play store.

October 28, 2020 Authors: Mr Pichai CEOTobacco Free Kids We represent tobacco control, public health, corporate accountability, and consumer protection organizations fighting to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll around the world. We are writing today to urge Google to immediately remove and adopt a policy to prohibit applications that encourage purchase or consumption […]

Questions raised over speech by vaccine taskforce chair to investors

November 2, 2020 Express Standard MPs have called for explanations after it emerged that the head of the Government’s vaccine taskforce might have revealed potentially sensitive information to conference attendees last week. Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, asked why Kate Bingham, who chairs the taskforce, had told investors which potential developers of Covid-19 treatments the […]

Advancing in tobacco control amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

September 18, 2020 WHO FCTC Despite the difficult circumstances the world is currently facing, tobacco control initiatives continue to advance. Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (Protocol) are making progress in their respective jurisdictions. It is very […]

What Lessons Can We Learn From The EU Tobacco Tracking and Tracing System?

August 1, 2020 Framework Convention Alliance If one wanted a metaphor for the challenges of developing an FCTC-compliant system to track and trace tobacco products, then perhaps the European Union’s (EU) system which came into force on 20 May 2019 can provide one. The EU’s system is in line with the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) which provides […]

Supporting National Action for WHO FCTC Implementation in sub-Saharan Africa

March 23, 2020 Authors: Norwegian Cancer SocietyFramework Convention Alliance A Collaborative Project with Framework Convention Alliance Many low- and middle-income countries are yet to include accelerated implementation of the global tobacco control treaty, the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), in their overall national development agenda. Even when the FCTC has been […]