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Deep Flaws Found in PMI-Funded Cigarette Smuggling Report

May 4, 2020

Project Stella is a series of reports commissioned by Philip Morris International (PMI) on the state of illicit tobacco trade in the European Union. Readers, however, should approach these reports with caution: Several flaws have been found that present a misleading picture about the tobacco industry’s own involvement in illicit trade.

This issue brief explains the most fundamental problem with this report, along with other notable flaws.