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How Eliminating the Global Illicit Cigarette Trade Would Increase Tax Revenue and Save Lives

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If the global illicit trade were eliminated, governments would gain at least $31 billion, and from 2030 onwards would save over 160,000 lives a year.
Luk Joossens,Framework Convention Alliance, Brussels, Belgium
Hana Ross, International Tobacco Control Research, American Cancer Society, USA
David Merriman, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Martin Raw, UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
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