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[Editorial] Progress towards a tobacco-free world

Last week, global anti-smoking efforts made substantial progress. Australia won a landmark victory in a major trade dispute over its plain packaging for cigarettes, with the World Trade Organization panel rejecting complaints concerning its tobacco packaging law. Additionally, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) announced that the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products would enter into force, representing a milestone in providing the legal basis for strengthening the international community’s actions in tobacco control.