Transforming tobacco policy to deliver societal benefits (2023–2026)
This project aims to develop new regulatory options for tobacco to minimise the legal market while avoiding the
adverse societal and economic impacts of transferring consumer demand to illegal tobacco products. It addresses
a significant current concern about a growing illegal tobacco market and seeks to improve understanding of the
impact of tobacco control policies on the illegal market, and the societal impacts. The project also seeks to draw
insights from illicit drug policy to understand potential consequences of greater restrictions on the legal tobacco
market. The expected outcomes include an enhanced monitoring system for illicit tobacco and policy
recommendations to achieve government goals of reducing smoking rates.