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How Eliminating the Global Illicit Cigarette Trade Would Increase Tax Revenue and Save Lives

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2009 - 1st edition

Luk Joossens Framework Convention Alliance Brussels, Belgium

David Merriman Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Department of Public Administration University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Hana Ross International Tobacco Control Research American Cancer Society USA
Martin Raw UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies Division of Epidemiology and Public Health University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

"If the global illicit trade were eliminated, governments would gain at least $31 billion, and from 2030 onwards would save over 160,000 lives a year."