WHO brokers deal on tobacco smuggling

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A global agreement has been reached to try and put an end to tobacco smuggling.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the practice makes smoking cheap and cheats countries out of profits from tobacco.

WHO says tobacco kills nearly six million people a year from cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and other illnesses.

The deal was established by health officials from more than 100 countries meeting in Geneva.

Derrick M'batha reports.

Duration: 2’28″

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