• May 29, 2024

Special Report: COP10

 Special Report: COP10
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From Nov. 20 to Nov. 25, delegates representing the countries that have signed to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will gather in Panama City to discuss tobacco and nicotine policies at the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10). It’s an event that warrants close scrutiny because the decisions taken at COP tend to have profound implications on the nicotine business and its customers, impacting the future of manufacturers, suppliers and tobacco growers along with stakeholders such as smokers and vapers.

In this section, Tobacco Reporter features a selection of its COP10 coverage.

Mediocre Meeting

COP10 is unlikely to significantly accelerate progress toward the FCTC objectives.

Tension in Panama

The exclusion of Brazilian representatives from the recent COP10 sparks a fiery debate on transparency.

COP Concludes

Delegates vow to address issues relating to the environment, human rights and industry liability, among others.

Russia Tackles Illicits

A new tracking system has contributed to a 25 percent reduction in illegal tobacco within a year of implementation.