World No Tobacco Day 2015: Beware Illegal Tobacco


The tobacco industry and criminal groups profit from the illegal tobacco trade, leaving the public to pay the health and security costs.

Every May 31, the World Health Organization promotes an important tobacco control measure to save lives. Find out more about this year’s theme, illicit trade, through this multi-part series. WHO also offers World No Tobacco Day information and graphics. #NoTobacco

Week 1: Fighting Misconceptions of Illicit Trade

Illicit trade of tobacco products is a complex topic, and many of the terms used to describe illicit trade are often misused. Check out our fact sheet on key illicit trade definitions and examples of illicit trade to prepare for World No Tobacco Day.

Week 2: Illicit Trade around the World

Illicit trade is a global issue. Our 2015 Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program participants gave insight into illicit trade in their countries. View a photo essay of their experiences by clicking below.

Week 3: Reaching New Audiences on Illicit Trade

To help pass the illicit tobacco trade protocol, it's important to work with civil society and governmental organizations.The Inter-American Development Bank's Gente Saludable (Healthy People) blog shared IGTC's illicit trade research and knowledge last week in What You Didn't Know about Illicit Tobacco Trade

Read and share the post in both Spanish and English today! #NoTobacco

Week 4: Stand Together Against Illicit Trade

Our 10th annual Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program gathered together to celebrate World No Tobacco Day on May 31, and show support for the passage of the illicit trade protocol. See the pictures of their first day and World No Tobacco Day here

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