From: Tobacco Control

Marin Kurti, Yi He, Klaus von Lampe, Yanlei Li

Correspondence to Dr Yi He, Department of Sciences, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Department of Sciences, 524 W 59th Street, New York 10019, NY, USA;


Objectives Develop a method that yields high rates of sensitivity and specificity for determination of counterfeit cigarette packs for three popular brands: Newport, Marlboro (‘Red’) and Marlboro Gold.

From: OECD

Illicit Trade: Converging Criminal Networks

From: The Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Treasury, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services

The Global Illicit Trade in Tobacco: A Threat to National Security



From: Tobacco Control

Marissa G Hall1,2, Rebecca S Williams2,3, Doris G Gammon4, Kurt M Ribisl1,2,3


Objective This paper aims to (1) assess whether promotion of tax-free sales among Internet cigarette vendors (ICVs) changed between 2009 and 2011, (2) determine which types of ICVs are most likely to promote tax-free sales (eg, US-based, international or mixed location ICVs), and (3) compare the price of cigarettes advertised in ICVs to prices at brick-and-mortar retail outlets.

From: The British Journal of Criminology

Georgios A. Antonopoulos* and Alexandra Hall


Over the last two decades official and media discourses have paid increasing attention to the proceeds of ‘organized crime’. However, although there is a relatively sound understanding of finance-related issues in the drug markets, not much is known about other illegal markets. Drawing on a diverse set of original empirical data, including interviews with active criminal entrepreneurs involved in the trade, this article provides an account of the financial management of the illicit tobacco business in the United Kingdom. The study has two main objectives. First, to increase knowledge on the financial management of ‘organized crime’ by using the illegal tobacco trade in the United Kingdom as a case study and second, to further knowledge of the trade’s social organization. The findings suggest a critical departure from the discourses on ‘organized crime’ and crime money.