Tobacco Free Initiative

World No Tobacco Day 2015 awards

Geneva, 30 January 2015 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for nominations to the World No Tobacco Day 2015 Awards of individuals or organizations in each of the six WHO Regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, 5 March 2015.

Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC

The Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC (COP6) was held from 13 to 18 October 2014 in Moscow, Russian Federation.

SEATCA receives the WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award

WHO/K.Cabali

26 August 2014 – The South East Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) received the WHO Director-General Special Recognition Awards of Contribution to Global Tobacco Control for this year's World No Tobacco Day in the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific.

Backgrounder on WHO report on regulation of e-cigarettes and similar products

The report on “Electronic nicotine delivery systems” (ENDS), of which electronic cigarettes are the most common prototype, is on the agenda of the 6th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), being held 13-18 October 2014, in Moscow.


WHO congratulates NHIS Republic of Korea for its courage in taking the legal fight to the tobacco industry

"One method to hold the industry accountable for such deception is litigation. A powerful tool to promote justice, litigation can reveal the truth about the hazards of smoking and redress the injuries of victims and their families through compensation. The recent lawsuit filed by the National Health Insurance Service of the Republic of Korea against the tobacco companies peddling their poisons in this country demonstrates how litigation can be employed to achieve these objectives."

WHO Collaborating Centres

WHO FCTC 10 year anniversary

Upcoming events

16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

17-21 March 2015 (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Contact

Tobacco Free Initiative
The World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
P.O. Box 2932
1000 Manila
tfi@wpro.who.int