Press Releases/Statements

02 July 2019: Statement of the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

13 March 2019: Secretariat of the WHO FCTC urges Parties to ban all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in all motor sports

14 Aug 2018: Tobacco watchdog will provide industry monitoring and awareness

14 Aug 2018: GGTC Selected for Bloomberg Philanthropies STOP Grant

18 Jun 2018: The new Philip Morris-funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World: independent or not?

12 Jun 2018: Ending child labour in tobacco production by 2025

08 Jun 2018: Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products is live!

07 Jun 2018: ECOSOC adopts resolution to prevent TI interference

13 Dec 2017: Launching of Tobacco Industry Interference Index 2017

21 Nov 2017: COP7 decisions to counter tobacco industry interference

02 Nov 2017: FCTC Knowledge Hub on Article 5.3 launched

30 Oct 2017: Relevant information to the Parties to the WHO, FCTC in support of the implementation of Article 5.3 of the treaty

20 Oct 2017: WCTOH Statement on PMI's Foundation for a Smoke-free World

28 Sept 2017: WHO Statement on the PMI Foundation

19 Sept 2017: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat’s statement on the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

24 Aug 2017: Thailand became the first country in Asia to ban tobacco industry related corporate social responsibility (CSR)

26 Jun 2017: Policy makers to keep off tobacco industry

19 May 2017: ITIC cuts ties with Big Tobacco

11 May 2017: Philippines is the first Asian country to require its foreign missions to apply FCTC Article 5.3

31 Mar 2017: The Convention Secretariat of the WHO FCTC, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, has developed a model policy for preventing tobacco industry interference among UN agencies.

15 Mar 2017: Controlling corporate influence in health policy making? An assessment of the implementation of article 5.3 of the World Health Organization framework convention on tobacco control

08 Mar 2017: Convention Secretariat to join ILO in an initiative to combat child labour in tobacco farms

05 Jan 2017: Philippines: Civil Service Commission Clarification

05 Dec 2016: E-cig lobby undermines international decision to protect public health

05 Oct 2016: Transparency, Yes. Interference, No.