INB-2 Factsheet How to save lives and billions of dollars

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. This fact sheet sets out how international cooperation can save lives and billions of dollars.

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.

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