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A Winnable Battle

The CDC identifies reducing tobacco as a “Winnable Battle” because tobacco is a public health priority with “large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address them.” For ASH, the a...
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US FCTC Implementation Guide

Click here to read the guide U.S. NO LONGER LEADS IN TOBACCO WARS American Efforts to Cut Tobacco Use Fall Behind Those Abroad The United States, once a leader in public health measures on tobacco, is fal...
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WHO FCTC: The Challenge of Implementation

By Al Munzer Chair, Board of Trustees, Action for Smoking and Health (ASH) The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) was developed in response to globalisation of the tobacco epidemic, and ha...
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What is the FCTC?

The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the world’s first global public health treaty. It is also the first treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is one ...
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FCA Video Highlights Tobacco Epidemic

A billion people will be killed by tobacco this century. It has been estimated that the tobacco industry makes approximately $6,000 for every death. This must stop! The tobacco treaty is among one of the best...

Tobacco Treaty

UN Photo/Gitika Noyes The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Action on Smoking and Health has been instrumental in the success of the global tobacco control treaty by supporting and serv...
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NCD Action Plan

WHO has posted a discussion paper on the development of its NCD Action Plan 2013-20 http://who.int/nmh/events/2012/ncd_action_plan/en/index.html The document states that The UN Task Team on the Post-2015 Deve...
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UGANDA: BAT Campaign Smothering Tobacco Law

(The Independent) Uganda is out of step with other East African countries such as Tanzania and Kenya which have enacted tobacco control law. Any avid reader of the print media in the past few months will have n...
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WHO: World No Tobacco Day – MAY 31, 2012

(31, May 2012) This year’s theme for World No Tobacco Day is “Tobacco Industry Interference”. The focus is on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s attempts to undermine global tobacco con...
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PAFNCD 2012

On May 8-9 I attended in Brasilia, Brazil, the first working meeting of the Pan American Forum for Action on Noncommunicable Diseases (PAFNCD) http://new.paho.org/panamericanforum/ , an initiative of the Pan A...