One of the most effective tools in protecting people from the effects of tobacco is the law. Governments and organisations are continually looking for ways to use the law to prevent people from getting sick and help them if they do.
But when governments try to bring in such laws, the tobacco industry frequently threatens to tie them up in expensive and drawn-out court cases and works hard to fight laws and have them changed, delayed, or removed altogether.
On World No Tobacco Day, we look at how we can defend laws from tobacco industry threats, and work towards a healthier community and environment.
Our animated video explains exactly how.
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