The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

FCA Campaigns: Illicit Trade

romanian border police 200pRomanian border police crack down on illegal cigarettes coming into the country (c) FCAIllicit trade in tobacco products is a huge global problem that affects public health, and threatens law and order. Global effort is essential in eliminating this trade, as well as to control supply and distribution chains and implement effective enforcement strategies.

The tobacco industry benefits from illicit trade. Tobacco consumption increases due to the availability of cheaper products, and governments delay raising tobacco taxes because they're worried about increased smuggling.

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Illicit Trade Campaign News

Bulletin INB-3 Issue 89

Headlines in this issue:

  • Death Clock unveiled
  • Keep the scope of the Protocol broad
  • Track and Trace based on unique product markings
  • Canadian policy measures to combat cigarette contraband
  • Organised crime: the evidence
  • Bangladesh perspective on illicit trade
  • Global financial crisis and the protocol
  • Vested interest clarifies position
  • Thank you CIPRET 

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Tobacco’s history of decline

In time for the third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, the CNN website has an article outlining the history of tobacco’s decline in the US.

Visit CNN to read more.