People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
The illicit trade in tobacco products is a threat both to government finances and to public health.
It robs governments of much needed revenues, and it undermines efforts to reduce tobacco consumption, particularly through the imposition of high levels of tobacco taxation.
Codentify is a coding system that the tobacco industry wants governments to adopt as a solution to their obligations to fight the illicit tobacco trade,
It is unacceptable that any government or international agency should adopt the Codentify system without having set proper standards for its tracking and tracing regime, and having assessed properly whether Codentify meets them. This is particularly dangerous in countries with very limited enforcement resources.
Download the fact sheet, created for World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2015:
- Does the tobacco industry have a tracking and tracing system that governments can use?
- L’industrie du tabac dispose-t-elle d’un système de suivi et traçabilité utilisable par les gouvernements ?
- ¿Las tabacaleras cuentan con un sistema de seguimiento y localización que sería útil para los gobiernos?