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July 18, 2017

Still in a Haze: Illicit Cigarette Trade Under the Spotlight


Cathy Haenlein and Alexander Babuta

On the eve of hearings in the US Congress, RUSI research highlights the persistent problem of cigarette smuggling and suggests a more coherent approach to tackling the issue.


On 19 July, the Commission turns its attention to a lesser-known, but potent, threat: that posed by cigarette smuggling.

Entitled ‘A Hazy Crisis: Illicit Cigarette Smuggling in the OSCE Region’, the event marks the first time academic and industry representatives have been called before Congress as expert witnesses on a topic often overlooked in comparison with ‘higher profile’ crimes, such as drugs or arms trafficking.