- Created on 24 October 2014
Since it first opened in 2007, The Union's Tobacco Control Department has been working with governments and NGOs around the world to assist with implementing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and its MPOWER measures to reduce tobacco consumption.
To date the department has worked with 130 organisations in 46 countries, and has contributed to a significant number of key policy outcomes. The maps below give a snapshot of The Union's global impact for the following tobacco control measures:
- Created on 23 October 2014
The Union's Department of Tobacco Control, represented by all regional and country leads, is attending the 6th Session of Conference of Parties (COP6) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Their role at the meeting in Moscow is to support the governments of all parties to the FCTC to develop and strengthen tobacco control measures through the development of guidelines and protocols for important issues including taxation of tobacco products, illicit trade, alternate livelihoods for tobacco growers and electronic cigarettes. The discussions and negotiations will continue until, Saturday 18 October 2014.
- Created on 09 October 2014
A scholarship programme supporting the participation of delegates from low- and middle-income countries in theWorld Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH)is now open for applications. More than 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the event, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 17 to 21 March 2015. The world’s largest tobacco control conference, WCTOH is held every three years and will focus in 2015 on the theme of “Tobacco control and non-communicable diseases (NCDs)”.