• Anna-Maria Nikolaeva Markova University of National and World Economy, Sofia
Keywords: Illegal tobacco, illicit trade, health risks, additives in illicit tobacco


The main focus of the negative side effects of illicit tobacco trade will be the health issue. The lack of proper control on production, low taxes, poisonous contents and organized crime networks are only some of the risks the governments should deal with. Corruption models that allow illegal cigarettes to be a broadly and easily accessible good by youngsters have become a major world societal problem and it screams for urgent treatment.

Author Biography

Anna-Maria Nikolaeva Markova, University of National and World Economy, Sofia

Department "National and Regional Security"


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How to Cite
Nikolaeva Markova, A.-M. (2020). ILLICIT TOBACCO TRADE – SOCIETAL AND HEALTH RISKS. Knowledge International Journal, 43(5), 1049 - 1051. Retrieved from