Situational Analysis of Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products in Kenya

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Situational Analysis of Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products in Kenya

Illicit trade in tobacco products imposed social costs in various forms. First the increased health expenditures driven by non-insured tobacco users as well as non-users whose health expenditures are attributable to second-hand smoking . Second the loss of government revenue through tax evasion and counterfeiting of tax stamps; and diversion of government resources. Third the illicit trade in tobacco products circumvents  government policies such as teenage use of tobacco products and is also linked to organized crime (Shelley and Melzer, 2008).

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