What Lessons Can We Learn From The EU Tobacco Tracking and Tracing System?

August 1, 2020 Framework Convention Alliance If one wanted a metaphor for the challenges of developing an FCTC-compliant system to track and trace tobacco products, then perhaps the European Union’s (EU) system which came into force on 20 May 2019 can provide one. The EU’s system is in line with the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) which provides […]

Will Pakistan’s tobacco traceability odyssey finally come to an end?

October 23, 2020 QRIUS In the light of extensive links between Big Tobacco and legislative processes, there’s little reason to wonder why the government’s previous attempts to install a tracking system have been so notoriously opaque and dysfunctional Pakistan is bracing for the second wave of the coronavirus as the number of active cases rapidly increases. […]