WHO Prohibits Sanctions Against Illicit Cigarette Vendors, Key Suppliers of Tobacco to Kids

From: Convenience & Impulse Retailing [Australia]


Tobacco suppliers have been denied the ability to impose restrictive sanctions on retailers or wholesalers suspected of selling illicit tobacco products.

The ACCC announced the joint proposal by British American Tobacco, Philip Morris and Imperial Tobacco would not be allowed to proceed on the basis that such an arrangement would give the tobacco companies a quasi-regulatory role inconsistent which could violate the World Health Organization Guidelines for Australia’s obligations relating to tobacco control.

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