Illegal tobacco trade is a global issue, with links to organized crime and terrorism.
Cigarettes are among the most illegally trafficked goods in the world. One in 10 cigarettes is sold on the black market, with serious consequences for consumers, and costs governments up to USD 50 billion a year.
At PMI, we are working with governments and other partners in public and private sectors to address this problem. That's why we set up PMI IMPACT, a major initiative to fund projects around the world to combat illicit trade. It’s also why we track and trace our products, and why we continue to be a global front-runner in education and awareness-building.