September 30, 2010 - British American Tobacco (BAT) has placed on its website a short film presenting a dramatized account of how some anti-tobacco initiatives are tending to increase the illicit trade in tobacco products.
The film is approximately 8 minutes.
Film - Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products..
The European Commission has estimated that counterfeit and smuggled tobacco products cost the European Union (EU) and national governments up to €10 billion (13.63 billion USD) annually in unpaid taxes. (European Union (EU) - tobacco firms are contributing funds to the fight against cigarette smuggling..)
Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd, a unit of BAT admitted on Thursday (7/31/2008) they had aided the contraband tobacco trade. (Canada tobacco firms admit aiding smuggling..)
Reference: Film presents dramatic account of illicit trade, Tobacco Reporter, 9/29/2010.