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Project Title:

The Illicit Tobacco Market: Collection and Analysis of The International Experience
PIN: DBASSE-CLAJ-13-01        

Major Unit:

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Institute of Medicine

Sub Unit: DBASSE Committee on Law and Justice
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

RSO: Majmundar, Malay

Subject/Focus Area: Behavioral and Social Sciences; Health and Medicine

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee will conduct a study and prepare a report that will assess the scope of the international illicit tobacco market, including demand, structure, volume, variations by country and the impact of changes in policy. The committee will examine existing literature and consult international experts on the illicit tobacco market. The committee may also examine specific case studies to assess various policy mechanisms and the impact on the illicit trade in tobacco products. The report will include recommendations about the strengths and weaknesses of the currently available research and the applicability of international experiences to the illicit tobacco market in the United States.

The project is sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The approximate start date for the project is August 1, 2013.

A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 18 months

Project Duration: 18 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 11/06/2013
 Meeting 2 - 01/23/2014
 Meeting 3 - 04/15/2014
 Meeting 4 - 06/23/2014


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