Illicit tobacco reduces the public health impact of tobacco tax rises and increases demand for tobacco products.
ASH Briefing – Illicit Tobacco: What is the tobacco industry trying to do? Produced for World No Tobacco Day 2015, the briefing reports on the tobacco industry’s conflicting positions on the illicit trade
The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products is the first protocol to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), and a new international treaty in its own right. It was adopted by consensus on 12 November 2012 at the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to The WHO FCTC (Seoul, Republic of Korea, 12–17 November 2012). The Protocol builds upon and complements Article 15 of the WHO FCTC, which addresses means of countering illicit trade in tobacco products, a key aspect of a comprehensive tobacco control policy.
Smoking is a health problem, the costs of which include sickness, pain, grief and misery. But tobacco use also imposes a significant economic burden on society.
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