How International Cooperation Can Save Lives and Billions of Dollars

01 Feb 2008

This fact sheet discusses the need and cost benefits for a cooperative approach to combating illict trade of tobacco products.


The fact sheet states,

‘the illicit trade in tobacco products is a major international problem that requires an international solution – to reduce tobacco use and save lives, combat organized crime and recoup $US billions in lost government revenue’.

In addition to discussing the financial impact of illicit tobacco trade generally, this fact sheet also cover the areas of;

  • Public Health Impact of the Illicit Tobacco Trade;
  • Economic Impact of the Illicit Tobacco Trade; and
  • Public Safety Impact of the Illicit Tobacco Trade.

The fact sheet discusses a solution to addressing these issues, namely, the development of an Illicit Trade Protocol.

Download the PDF in [English]

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