Address to the Sixth Session of the Conference of the Parties to WHO FCTC

WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan’s Opening address at the COP6. Among the highlights of her speech are tobacco industry interference at the COP, specifically to Article 6, the next challenge in TC: e-cigarettes, and reiterates…

True champion of tobacco control and social development

Manjari Peiris Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo is a Neuro-Ophthalmologist, who has been a tobacco control advocate for over ten years. Beginning as a volunteer and after co-founding the FCTC Alliance, Philippines (FCAP), he actively participated as…

PHL joining international health conference in Moscow to discuss legal liability of tobacco firms

October 14, 2014 6:09 am  By Lady Marie Dela Torre MANILA, Oct. 13 (PNA) — Around 1,500 representatives from 195 countries, including the Philippines, gather in an international health conference in Moscow from Oct. 13…

UK cigarette firm criticised over Laos tobacco tax deal

Campaigners say agreement between Imperial Tobacco and the Laos government boosted sales by keeping prices low, and deprived the poor country of million of pounds of tax revenue A British tobacco giant has been accused…

Thaihealth has become a model for ASEAN

25 September/Bangkok—The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) on Thursday commended the work of the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, and conveyed their heartfelt congratulations to the organization for its leadership in the region on sustainable financial mechanism…

Regional Updates

Meeting agrees advances to fight tobacco epidemic; governments must make them an immediate priority

Meeting agrees advances to fight tobacco epidemic; governments must make them an immediate priority

MOSCOW, 18 October 2014 –Decisions made this week in Moscow will save hundreds of millions of lives if governments work to implement…

COP6 FCA Closing Statement

The FCA, The Union and SEATCA joint statement was delivered by…

Thailand bans import of water pipes, e-cigarettes

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a ban…

COP6 Moscow 2014

13 October 2014: The Conference of the Parties to the…

International Updates

Report Details How Cigarettes Are More Addictive, More Attractive and Even More Deadly Than Ever Before

Report Details How Cigarettes Are More Addictive, More Attractive and Even More Deadly Than Ever Before

Thailand’sA report published by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), Designed for Addiction, details how tobacco companies have manipulated the content and design of…

India tightens rules on cigarette health warnings

India says tobacco firms will soon have to reserve almost…

Thailand is world leader for size of health warnings

The Canadian Cancer Society states in new report 14 October,…

Tobacco lobby aims to derail WHO on tax increases

By Duncan Robinson in BrusselsAuthor alerts A tobacco-industry funded lobby…