The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Combatting the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

This fact sheet discusses why a protocol to the WHO-FCTC is needed. 

The fact sheet covers the following:

  1. Why do governments need to tackle the illicit trade in tobacco products?
  2. What is illicit trade in tobacco products?
  3. What are the main types of illicit trade?
  4. What are the causes of illicit trade?
  5. What has been the role of the tobacco industry in facilitating the illicit trade?
  6. Why is a protocol necessary to tackle illicit trade effectively?
  7. What should a protocol include?
  8. What are the costs and benefits of combating illicit trade?
  9. Would an international agreement to combat illicit trade be restrictive of
    international trade?

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