New treaty seeks to tackle illicit trade in tobacco products

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Margaret Chan

A new international treaty aimed at combating the illegal trade in tobacco products opened for signature on Thursday at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva.

The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products seeks to protect people from the health risks of tobacco while also reducing the loss of government revenue as a result of smuggling and other related illegal activity.

Dianne Penn reports on the signing ceremony.

Duration: 2’28″

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