British American Tobacco and the “insidious impact of illicit trade” in cigarettes across Africa

  title={British American Tobacco and the “insidious impact of illicit trade” in cigarettes across Africa},
  author={Eric Legresley and Kwanok Lee and Monique E Muggli and Pryia Patel and Jonas Collin and Richard D. Hurt},
  booktitle={Tobacco control},
OBJECTIVES To provide an overview of the complicity of British American Tobacco (BAT) in the illicit trade of cigarettes across the African continent in terms of rationale, supply routes and scale. METHODS Analysis of internal BAT documents and industry publications. RESULTS BAT has relied on illegal channels to supply markets across Africa since the 1980s. Available documents suggest smuggling has been an important component of BAT's market entry strategy in order to gain leverage in… CONTINUE READING

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