Fighting the illegal tobacco trade

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Fighting the illegal tobacco trade

The illegal trade in tobacco is a global problem that cheats governments out of some £30 billion each year in taxes. It involves criminal gangs producing counterfeit cigarettes, cross-border smuggling and large-scale tax evasion.

At BAT, we invest more than £50 million each year in the fight against the illegal tobacco trade. This addresses a threat to our business, while also helping to fight organised crime and preventing smokers from getting access to unregulated tobacco products.

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Content from this campaign

How BAT Fights the Illegal Tobacco Trade
Fighting the black market in tobacco addresses a threat to our business, while also helping to fight organised crime and preventing smokers from getting access to unregulated tobacco products. We invest more than £50 million each year in this fight. Keeping our own house in order We support only legitimate trade in our products. We stop...
Jun 12, 2015 6:30 AM ET
BAT's World vs the World of the Criminal Black Market
The illegal trade in tobacco is a global problem that cheats governments out of some £30 billion each year in taxes. It also puts consumers at risk by flooding the market with unregulated and often sub-standard products, and criminals actively market and sell tobacco products to children.  Surely it’s better to have a legitimate, regulated industry that operates to the...
Jun 11, 2015 6:30 AM ET
Illegal Tobacco Trade Map
View our interactive map on our website showing illegal tobacco trade hotspots around the world, and find out what we're doing at BAT to fight the problem. The black market in tobacco involves criminal gangs producing counterfeit cigarettes, cross-border smuggling and large-...
Jun 9, 2015 6:30 AM ET
International Tobacco Smugglers Inc. Video
Our video portrays a fictional tobacco conglomerate – International Tobacco Smugglers Inc., which profiles the criminal supply chain that manufactures, transports and distributes tobacco products illegally.
Jun 8, 2015 3:00 AM ET

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