Illicit tobacco

Global pact to take in effect in September

The World Health Organization announced on Thursday that a “game-changing” global pact to battle the illegal tobacco trade would soon kick into action, after Britain became the 40th country to join.

The UN health body said that with the ratification by Britain and Northern Ireland on Wednesday, “the necessary number of parties to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products has been reached.” 

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Press release by FCTC