People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
Report of the Framework Convention Alliance on the Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body to Draft and Negotiate a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products
The INB convened its fourth session on 14-21 March 2010 again in Geneva, Switzerland. The session was attended by representatives from 142 Parties and 10 non-Parties of the FCTC.
Three intergovernmental and eight nongovernmental organizations, including the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), attended the meeting as accredited observers.
Representatives of Parties at INB-4 included a mixture of officials from ministries of health, customs, law enforcement and finance, permanent missions in Geneva, and all important stakeholders in quelling illegal tobacco trade. However, a trend in which many Parties, notably from developing countries, were mainly represented by health ministry officials continued also at INB-4.
Read the full report: FCA's report on INB4