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Rich countries foiling global efforts to stop tobacco smuggling – CSOs

Illicit tobacco trade

Nations that are home to the largest tobacco corporations need to contribute more if countries are to recoup the $47 billion lost to the illicit tobacco trade each year. That is the message that rang out of talks around the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, which ended on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Illicit tobacco trade The message ...

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Meeting explores avenues to curb illicit trade in tobacco products

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The Second Meeting of the Parties (MOP2) to the Protocol on Eliminating Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products ended on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. The session, which built on the foundations of the treaty that only entered into force three years ago, was conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation ...

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Oral nicotine offers Africa new route on tobacco control


Africa is heading down the wrong road in its efforts to reduce its death toll from smoking. Tobacco Although the number of smokers on the continent may still be lower than North America and the East Mediterranean, that number is growing at the fastest rate on the planet. It can’t be denied that significant disparities in health statistics around the ...

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Time to act on Tobacco Act Regulations


When former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, signed the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015 into law four days to the end of his administration, most Nigerians heaved a sigh relief. The exhilarating feeling among Nigerians was not unanticipated as the law had gone through a tortuous road, almost declared missing at a point before resurrecting to become a reality. The ...

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