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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Committee on the Illicit Tobacco Market: Collection and Analysis of the International Experience
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.


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Meeting #1: November 6-7, 2013. 


Meeting #2:  January 23-24, 2014. At the open session of this meeting, the study committee heard about enforcement and policy experiences at the federal, state, local, and international levels (with an emphasis on the domestic U.S. experience; the international experience will receive more attention at the open session of a subsequent committee meeting). This discussion will help inform the deliberations of the study committee and assist it in drafting its report.  It also allowed stakeholders to share valuable information with one another.  ► Open Agenda    

Meeting #3: April 15-16, 2014. 

Meeting #4: June 23-24, 2014.


Peter Reuter, Chair
School of Public Policy and Department of Criminology
University of Maryland
Senior Economist, RAND
Research Scholar, IZA

Martin Bouchard
Associate Professor
School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University

Frank J. Chaloupka
Distinguished Professor Economics and
Director, Health Policy Center
University of Illinois at Chicago

Philip J. Cook
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy Professor of Economics and Sociology and Faculty Affiliate, Center for Child and Family Policy
Duke University

Matthew C. Farrelly
Chief Scientist
RTI International

Geoffrey T. Fong
Professor of Psychology and Public Health and Health Systems
University of Waterloo
Senior Investigator
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Prevention Scientist
Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
Principal Investigator
International Tobacco Control Policy
Evaluation Project (ITC Project) 

 Rachel A. Harmon
Sullivan & Cromwell Professor of Law
University of Virginia Law School

Edward R. Kleemans
Full Professor
Faculty of Law
VU University Amsterdam

Conrad Phillip Kottak
Julian H. Steward Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
University of Michigan

Michael Levi
Professor of Criminology
Cardiff University

Emily Owens
Associate Professor
The University of Pennsylvania

Vaughan W. Rees
Lecturer on Social and Behavioral Sciences
Deputy Director, Center for Global Tobacco Control
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard School of Public Health

Klaus von Lampe
Associate Professor
John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY

Heather Wipfli
Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine
and International Relations Associate Director
USC Institute for Global Health
University of Southern California



U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Project Staff


Arlene F. Lee, Board Director
Malay Majmundar, Study Director
Julie Schuck, Senior Program Associate
Emily Backes, Research Associate

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