People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
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INB4 - Negotiations on Illicit Trade Protocol on Tobacco Products Making Progress, but Not there Yet
Sunday, 21st March 2010, Geneva, Switzerland:
International talks in Geneva on a new treaty to fight the global problem of illicit trade in tobacco products have ended without a final agreement. But Parties did make some significant progress.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – On October 20, government representatives will meet to negotiate a protocol which recognizes the serious threat posed to public health by the illicit trade in tobacco products – primarily through the undermining of tax policy – and the cross-border nature of illicit trade, which means that no state can effectively address the problem on its own.