Illicit Tobacco Trade

Serious concerns have arisen over illicit tobacco trade that is affecting thousands of farm workers in most tobacco growing countries in Africa, especially in South Africa. Is there any protocol within the World Health Organisation (WHO) to combat the worldwide illicit tobacco trade?

The answer to this lies in the 2012 World Health Organisation Treaty, which was designed to combat exactly the same activities.

Is the industry protected? We speak to Christo van Staden from Limpopo Tobacco Processors and Theo de Jager, President of the World Farmers Organisation.

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