Knowledge Hub News

May 31, 2019

World No Tobacco Day 2019: Decrease Tobacco Use and Improve Lung Health through Tobacco Taxation

Tobacco and lung health Every year, on 31 May, we celebrate World No Tobacco Day. The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the […]
April 11, 2019

The Task Force on Fiscal Policy releases it long-awaited report!

Today, 11 April, the Task Force on Fiscal Policy released its report entitled, “Health Taxes to Save Lives: Employng Effective Excise Taxes n Tobacco, Alcohol and […]
April 9, 2019

Blogpost: Tobacco taxation in-country technical assistance mission in Chad

 By Ernest  Ngeh Tingum Chad ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2006. Following the ratification, it enacted tobacco control legislation in 2010, proving […]
December 6, 2018

New Issue of the Newsletter on WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hubs

We would like to share with you the latest issue of the Newsletter presenting the work of the WHO FCTC Secretariat’s Knowledge Hubs, carried out from […]
October 10, 2018

FCA News Bulletin released today, featuring the work of the KH on taxation and illicit trade

The 143rd issue of the Framework Convention Alliance Bulletin was released today, 10th of October 2018. The Bulletin provides a summary of work done by members […]
September 12, 2018
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Blogpost: Is Eastern Europe a Smoker’s Paradise?

By Hana Ross I recently attended three events in Eastern/Central Europe (Bulgaria, Poland and the Czech Republic) and concluded that this region of the world is […]
August 29, 2018
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Blogpost: Can Earmarking of Tobacco Tax Revenue Improve Public Finance for Health

By Bertha Bangara Globally, countries face challenges to finance the ever-strained health budgets to meet challenges of preventing the growing prevalence of most non-communicable diseases (NCDs) […]
August 1, 2018

Blogpost: The predictability of cigarette consumption

By Corne van Walbeek   There is often a perception that academic research is divorced from policy. In many instances that is true, and it is […]
July 16, 2018

Message from the South African National Council Against Smoking: Make Your Voice Heard!

Make your voice heard on the Draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill! We do not have much time. The comments period will end […]
July 9, 2018

Who can we trust and what can be done about illicit trade in tobacco products?

“The murky world of illicit trade is not terra incognita for the world’s biggest tobacco companies. Taking what they say on the issue at face value […]