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Nations to Launch Negotiations on Treaty to Combat Illicit Tobacco Trade

 

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – On February 11, representatives from more than 150 countries will begin negotiations here on an historic international treaty to combat illicit trade in tobacco products – a massive global problem that undermines efforts to reduce tobacco use and save lives, helps fund organized crime and terrorist organizations, and costs governments billions in revenue.