FCA created in 1999 and formally established in 2003 is made up of nearly 500 organisations from over 100 countries.
FCA works on the development, ratification and implementation of the international treaty, the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
The WHO FCTC is the world’s first modern-day global public health treaty. It requires Parties to adopt a comprehensive range of measures designed to reduce the devastating health and economic impacts of tobacco. FCA is also a leading advocate for including the FCTC and global tobacco control in the international health and development framework, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. http://www.fctc.org/about-fca
The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) meets every two years. In the seventh conference known as COP7, brought together the 180 Parties to the FCTC, which represented nearly 90 percent of the world’s people.
FCA came up with daily Bulletins everyday that were distributed to the delegates of the parties and other stakeholders. In the COP7, a special Pull out was published on tobacco cultivation and manufacturing.