Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease globally. In the UK, it leads to tens of thousands of avoidable deaths every year in England and causes many more people to lose years of active life through smoking-related illnesses.
Recognition for our work
The successes of the Illicit Tobacco Partnership and its previous formations have been endorsed by a number of national and international bodies, all of which recognise the value of collaborative working to tackle the illegal tobacco trade:
- All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health’s inquiry into the illegal trade in tobacco products
- National Audit Office report on progress in tackling tobacco smuggling
- Public Accounts Committee report on progress in tackling tobacco smuggling