Illegal Pathways to Illegal Profits: The Big Cigarette Companies and International Smuggling

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, December, 2002

55 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2015

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Eric LeGresley

Independent

Eric Lindblom

O'Neill Inst. for National & Global Health Law - Georgetown Law

Date Written: December 1, 2002

Abstract

Each year approximately 400 billion cigarettes, or one-third of all legally exported cigarettes, end up illegally smuggled across international borders. Cigarettes are the world's most widely smuggled legal consumer product. This report adds to the growing volume of evidence that firmly establishes that the legal manufacturers of these cigarettes have knowingly fostered and have consciously supported the illegal smuggling of their own brands.

Keywords: cigarettes, tobacco, smuggling, illicit trade, Marlboro, Philip Morris, British American Tobacco

JEL Classification: F23, H26, I18, L66

Suggested Citation

LeGresley, Eric and Lindblom, Eric, Illegal Pathways to Illegal Profits: The Big Cigarette Companies and International Smuggling (December 1, 2002). Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, December, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2697180

Eric LeGresley

Independent ( email )

Canada

Eric Lindblom (Contact Author)

O'Neill Inst. for National & Global Health Law - Georgetown Law ( email )

600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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