Over the past two decades, global patterns in tobacco production and trade have shifted dramatically. While research by tobacco control groups and public health organizations has focused on tobacco production and elucidated several key trends driving these shifts, considerably less is known about patterns of tobacco trade. Understanding the global tobacco economy—and the major players in it—depends on developing a more complete knowledge of all stages of the tobacco supply chain, including production of tobacco, trade of unmanufactured tobacco leaf, processing of tobacco leaf into various tobacco products, and trade and consumption of manufactured tobacco products. As with many other commodities, tobacco has its own unique and evolving supply chain. This report focuses on understanding patterns in production and trade of unmanufactured tobacco leaf.
#ICYMI @SmokeFreeFdn recently hosted a 90-minute webinar on how to tackle the illicit trade of tobacco products. Illicit trade undermines public health, #tobaccoharmreduction and government revenues by providing products through illegal channels: https://youtu.be/w2dtt3agu0A
A 2020 evidence update summary for vaping in England published by @PHE_uk found that "#vaping remains most common among smokers and former smokers, with less than 1% of people who have never smoked currently vaping."
::REMINDER:: Tomorrow (February 24) at 8:00am EST @SmokeFreeFdn is hosting a free 90-minute public webinar on Tackling Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.
The webinar will be simulcast in English, Chinese, Russian, and Bahasa.
Register here: https://smokefreeworld.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Kxw-IMUvTK-95TOzLfinuA
Watch Derek Yach (@swimdaily) and @CotherHajat discuss gaps in public health infrastructure, the quality of a #tobaccoharmreduction study, and how to address misinformation.
.@SmokeFreeFdn is pleased to announce a free 90-minute public webinar on Tackling Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. Join us on February 24 at 8:00am EST.
This webinar will be simulcast in English, Chinese, Russian, and Bahasa.
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