The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Illicit Trade Media Releases Illicit Trade

INB-2 Media briefing Technology and Illicit Trade

Illicit trade in tobacco products poses a pervasive and ever-changing global problem. The smuggling and counterfeiting of hundreds of billions of cigarettes each year seriously harms public health, erodes government treasuries, and threatens public safety and security by supporting organized crime and terrorist networks.

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The Way Forward

Resolution from the RegionalWorkshop on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, New Delhi, India, 15-16September 2008

Illicit trade in tobacco causes loss of government revenue and increases health problems

Solution: control the tobacco supply chain

For many countries tobacco smuggling causes huge revenue losses and increased health problems but it can be tackled by controlling the supply chain, a new paper has found.