People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCA Campaigns: Illicit Trade
Illicit 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.
Illicit Trade Campaign News
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