Illicit tobacco: Governments continue to blow smoke

October 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/27/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 9, p652
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The article focuses on smuggled tobacco in Canada. It notes that the increase in smuggled tobacco results to cheaper products and increased rate of smoking. It mentions that executives are jailed and paid penalties for their involvement in the marketing of illicit tobacco products in the country. Health communities suggest the increase in the cost of tobacco license, prohibit the supply of tobacco raw materials to illicit manufacturers, and putting up tracking system to tobacco products.


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