FrontLine Safety & Security 2012: ISSUE 4

In this final installment of our three-part series, we will be looking at proposed courses of action to reduce the scope and impact of illicit tobacco products in Canada.

This second article examines ­environmental factors of the illicit tobacco market, looking at illicit trade along Canada’s tobacco roads.

The illicit trade of tobacco is a global multi-billion dollar criminal market that some believe is fueled by the good intentions of health groups that advocate measures such as higher taxes and plain packaging.

In the murky world of criminal behavior and clandestine side-deals, the illicit tobacco trade remains a complex problem.

Are Canadians being victimized by the contraband tobacco chain?