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Tobacco industry seeking to control anti-smuggling measures, say critics

UN protocol says mechanisms designed to counter illicit trade should not be delegated to industry, but monitors allege firms are involvedThe tobacco industry is working to secure control of a system to track the movement of cigarettes around the world, allegedly because it is complicit in the smuggling of its own products, according to a new research paper.A detailed study from the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, using a range of sources including internal documents and whistleblower testimony, claims the industry is now going to elaborate...

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Published By: theguardian.com - 6 days ago