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Protocol to eliminate trade in illegal tobacco products

5th April 2012

New protocols have been agreed by the World Health Organisation to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.

Following four years of negotiations, the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB), with the participation of over 135 countries, agreed on a text of a Protocol which is the first under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). INB chairman Ian Walton-George said by agreeing to this Protocol, governments have “reiterated their commitment to protect public health and tackle illicit trade in tobacco products.”

 

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Article Information

Title: Protocol to eliminate trade in illegal tobacco products
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21593
Date Added: 5th Apr 2012

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