Editor’s Note: The following are major peer reviewed studies related to the health effects of counterfeit and other illicit tobacco.
- Smokers of illicit tobacco report significantly worse health than other smokers | Nicotine & Tobacco Research
- Source and Health Implications of High Toxic Metal Concentrations in Illicit Tobacco Products | Environmental Science & Technology
- Cadmium, lead, and thallium in smoke particulate from counterfeit cigarettes compared to authentic US brands |Food and Chemical Toxicology
- Association between use of contraband tobacco and smoking cessation outcomes: a population-based cohort study | Canadian Medical Association Journal