Theme : Stop illicit trade of tobacco products.
When : May 31th, 2015
Where : World Health Organization (WHO)
Calls to action /
For policy makers
° Policy makers must recognize that the illicit tobacco trade not only exacerbates the global tobacco epidemic and its related health consequences, but that it has security implications through financing organised crime, including drugs, human and arms trafficking, as well as terrorism.
° Ratification of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products is necessary to respond to the financial, legal and health impacts of the illicit trade of tobacco products.
For the public
° Members of the public should recognize the adverse health, economic and social impacts of the illicit trade of tobacco products, including the linkages with human trafficking and organized drug crimes.
° Members of the public can join the WNTD awareness-raising campaign, including through social media, to amplify messages and advice that governments and WHO will be issuing to curb the illicit trade of tobacco products.
° Academic institutions can undertake additional research on the subject of the illicit trade of tobacco products to further document its harmful impacts, as well as the benefits to health, State finances and the control of criminal activities of curbing the trade of illicit tobacco products.
° A further area of research is the active role the tobacco industry plays in supporting the illicit tobacco trade.
Read more about the campaign"no-tobacco-day 2015" : http://www.who.int/campaigns/no-tobacco-day/2015/event/en/
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