Quiz: How much do you know about tobacco?



1 - One in every 10 cigarettes and tobacco products consumed worldwide are illicit.

  • True

  • False

About 580 billion cigarettes a year are traceable to the illicit market.

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2 - The tobacco industry supports and profits from the illegal tobacco trade.

  • True

  • False

The tobacco industry offers covert and overt support to the illicit trade. It supplies products, and also seeks to block implementation of tobacco control measures.

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3 - Young people are less likely to experiment with smoking in settings where illicit tobacco products are sold.

  • True

  • False

The lower prices of illicit tobacco makes products more affordable for young people and lower-income groups.

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4 - The illicit tobacco trade takes tax revenues away from the Government.

  • True

  • False

The tobacco trade reduces governments income by about US$ 31 billion a year. Two-thirds of that is lost to low- and middle-income countries.

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5 - The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products does not strengthen good governance in tax administration ?

  • True

  • False

Reduced tax income from the sale of tobacco products impedes good governance by reducing funds available for social and economic development.

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6 - The WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products has been ratified by 40 countries, the number needed for it to become international law.

  • True

  • False

The WHO FCTC Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products has been signed by eight countries – Austria, Congo, Gabon, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Spain, Turkmenistan and Uruguay

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7 - The illicit tobacco trade sponsors criminals and funds organized crime, including drugs, human and trafficking, as well armed insurgent groups.

  • True

  • False

Tobacco smuggling has been linked to criminal groups and financing organized crime, including armed insurgent groups in the Middle East, Africa and other parts of the world.

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