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Framework Convention on Tobacco Control A Global Response to a Global Problem. Belinda Hughes Coordinator Framework Convention Alliance. A Global Problem – The Tobacco Epidemic. Tobacco is leading cause of preventable death, disease and disability in the world today.

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Framework convention on tobacco control a global response to a global problem

Framework Convention on Tobacco ControlA Global Response to a Global Problem

Belinda Hughes

Coordinator

Framework Convention Alliance


A global problem the tobacco epidemic

A Global Problem – The Tobacco Epidemic

  • Tobacco is leading cause of preventable death, disease and disability in the world today.

  • Currently 4.9 million people die from a tobacco-related disease a year

  • If current trends continue, 10 million people will die each year by the year 2030

  • Despite the millions dying few countries have been taking concrete actions to stem this epidemic


Responding to a global epidemic

Responding to a global epidemic

“Tobacco control cannot succeed solely through the efforts of individual governments, national NGOs and media advocates. We need an international response to an international problem.”

Gro Harlem Brundtland

Director-General

World Health Organisation


What is the framework convention on tobacco control fctc

What is the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)?

  • The FCTC is a global treaty on tobacco control developed under the auspices of the WHO

  • It is an historic opportunity for global action to curtail the tobacco epidemic

  • It has mobilised unprecedented political commitment to tobacco control

  • The FCTC is the world’s first treaty on public health


What has happened so far

What has happened so far?

  • Negotiations commenced in October of 1999

  • Representatives from over 170 Member States of the World Health Organization took part in the negotiations

  • The sixth and final round of negotiations were completed in February 2003

  • A finalised text was agreed to at the end of that session


What measures does the final text contain

What measures does the final text contain?

Amongst others the FCTC contains measures to:

  • ban or restrict tobacco advertising

  • ensure sizeable health warnings on cigarette packs (preferably 50% of the pack, but a minimum of 30%)

  • outlaw misleading descriptors such as 'light' or 'mild'

  • protect the public from second hand smoke

  • encourage higher selling prices through tax increases

  • tackle illicit trade (i.e., tobacco smuggling)

  • support smoking cessation programmes


Where did countries stand

Positive

Africa

Eastern Mediterranean

South and Southeast Asia

Australia, New Zealand and Canada

Pacific Islands

Caribbean Islands

Negative

United States

Germany

Japan

Where did countries stand?


Where to next wha adoption

Where to next? WHA Adoption

  • The treaty will go to the World Health Assembly for approval in May 2003

  • The text is still technically open to changes, and negotiations can be re-opened, if time permits, at the World Health Assembly in May.

  • FCA is urging governments not to allow the text to be re-opened


How can the fctc help europe

How can the FCTC help Europe?

  • The FCTC will pressure governments to implement at least basic tobacco control policies

  • Encourage an evidence based, comprehensive and consistent approach to tobacco control

  • Raise public awareness about the strategies and tactics employed by the multinational tobacco companies

  • Make it politically easier for countries to resist the tobacco industry.

  • Reduce harm


Framework convention alliance

Framework Convention Alliance

  • International alliance of non-governmental organisations working on the FCTC

  • Over 180 member organisations around the world

  • Coordinating joint NGO response and developing an international NGO voice on tobacco control issues

  • In Turkey, FCA works closely with the National Committee on Tobacco and Health (Turkey)


Web resources

Web Resources

Framework Convention Alliance

  • See: [http://www.FCTC.org]


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