Killing the glamour - Get ready for plain packaging

WHO message for World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2016.Plain packaging of tobacco products can save lives by reducing demand for tobacco products, and is recommended in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. "Plain packaging reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products. It kills the glamour,which is appropriate for a product that kills people," says WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.

Should every country go smoke free?

Professor Cecily Kelleher (University College Dublin), leading expert of research reviews gives her answer to should every country go smoke-free? She reports that where smoking bans have been implemented there is strong evidence to show that populations, both smokers and non-smokers, have benefited significantly. Since there arean estimated one billion smokers throughout the world, this is an important finding. Professor Kelleher goes on to outline and explain why she believes ...

Tobacco smoking impact on life expectancy in 63 countries around the world (6th December 2016)

Framework Convention Alliance report on a study published by Tobacco Control that assesses the impact of tobacco smoking on life expectancy worldwide between 1980 and 2010.           Cause-specific mortality data from the WHO Mortality Database (1980–2010) was extracted for 63 countries. Researchers also estimated the potential gain in life expectancy at age 40 if smoking-related deaths in middle age (40–79 years) were eliminated.Among the 63 countries included ...

New Recommendations to enable greater patient and family involvement in healthcare

The New Haven Recommendations on partnering with patients, families and citizens to enhance performance and quality in health promoting hospitals and health services are now available. These Recommendation are made available by the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH Network) with the aim to provide healthcare services with a comprehensive strategy for sustained and systematically involving patients, families and citizens in health promoting healthcare.  

COP 7 meets to strengthen action against Tobacco; the scourge that still claims 6m lives a year.

Dr. Margaret Chan; Director-General, World Health Organization is quoted in the Guardian Development as saying "Every tobacco death is an avoidable tragedy. The epidemic must stop here". This was said in advance of countries gathering in Delhi, India, for the seventh conference of the parties to the World Health Organisation framework convention on tobacco control, a treaty that has sparked global action to stem the epidemic. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to ...

WHO Report on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS/ENNDS)

Dr. Margaret Chan; Director-General, World Health Organization recently acknowledged the great strides that have been made in tobacco control. She however warned that "Tobacco use remains one of the most vexing challenges we face in the global health arena."In response to the recent growth in use and potential problem posed by E-Cigs, WHO was commissioned at the COP 6 meeting to produce a report on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and ...

25th HPH International Conference open for abstract submissions

ENSH-Global collaborative partner, the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Service (HPH) has announced that the 25th International HPH Conference is being held in Vienna, Austria on 12- 14 April 2017. The conference is now open for the submission of abstracts for presentation. There are also plans for a joint Tobacco PreConference with HPH in conjunction with 25th International HPH Conference. A key element of the PreConference will be the GOLD ...

COP7 Bulletins by Framework Convention Alliance

Bulletins from the Conference of the Parties (COP7) in Delhi are available to members from the website of the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA).  The Bulletins can downloadable as pdf's from the bottom of the website. 

PAHO/WHO congratulates Uruguay

PAHO/WHO congratulates Uruguay for successfully defending tobacco control policies against tobacco industry challenges. News releases from PAHO (English, Spanish). The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kid (CTFK) has put together two documents which summarize the relatively long opinion of the tribunal. See attached below)PAHO/WHO2016-07-09 13:17:27Washington, D.C., 8 July 2016 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) today congratulated the Government of Uruguay for winning an international legal case brought ...

Smokefree Victoria launch new website

Smokefree Victoria, today announced the launch of their new new website.The central focus of the Smokefree Victoria website is the 8 ENSH-Gobal Standards for tobacco management in healthcare services. The aim is to encourage and support as many healthcare services in Victoria to join and implement the ENSH-Global standards and achieve the aim of delivering "safe quality care in relation to tobacco for every service user, every time and everywhere." 

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Tobacco smoking impact on life expectancy in 63 countries around the world (6th December 2016)

Framework Convention Alliance report on a study published by Tobacco Control that assesses the impact of tobacco smoking on life expectancy worldwide between 1980 and 2010.           Cause-specific mortality ...

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Should every country go smoke free?

Professor Cecily Kelleher (University College Dublin), leading expert of research reviews gives her answer to should every country go smoke-free? She reports that where smoking bans have been implemented there is strong ...

read more here


COP7 Bulletins by Framework Convention Alliance

Bulletins from the Conference of the Parties (COP7) in Delhi are available to members from the website of the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA).  The Bulletins can downloadable as pdf's from the bottom of ...

read more here