The Market for Legal and Illegal Cigarettes in Poland: A Closer Look at Demand and Supply-Side Characteristics


This report details results of a project to investigate the legal and illegal markets for cigarettes in Poland to determine the extent of smuggled cigarettes in the country. The research will help researchers and policymakers determine an optimal set of tobacco control policy interventions for Poland, with a particular focus on formulating an evidence-based argument for the government to continue to legislate tobacco tax increases. The research will ultimately provide evidence needed to support implementation and ratification of the FCTC in Poland, specifically with regard to the obligations contained in the special protocol on smuggling.


IDRC Working Paper Series/ITEN Working Paper Series No.1. 30 pp. + appendices

Published 1 January 2007