In India, bidi industry's clout trumps health initiatives

By Murali Krishnan and Shantanu Guha Ray

Bidi makers in India adopt Big Tobacco tactics to avoid reforms on smoking and excise taxes

Russia's cigarette king practices strategic giving

By Roman Anin

Dominant vendor sets standard for connections

Mexican tobacco growers: Economically shunned by industry, still used as lobbyists

By Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab

Big Tobacco cultivates more people, less land, in Mexico

About this project: Smoke Screen II

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos

About this project

Was 1998 tobacco pact a bad deal for some U.S. states?

Some states might have collected more through cigarette tax

Philip Morris says it will continue lobbying on international tobacco controls

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos

Philip Morris International says it will continue to make its case to governments worldwide that are working to implement an international t

Uruguay tobacco dispute heats up

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos

Uruguay, a focus of ICIJ’s “Smoke Screen,” a series this week on tobacco industry lobbying in developing nations, is back in the news with

Overview: The tobacco lobby goes global

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos

The tobacco lobby goes global

Part I: Moscow's open, revolving door for big tobacco

By Roman Anin

Moscow's open, revolving door for big tobacco

Part II: A troubled model for reform in Mexico

By Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab

A troubled model for reform in Mexico

Part III: Uruguay vs. Philip Morris

By Claudio Paolillo

Uruguay vs. Philip Morris

The counterfeit cops

By Te-Ping Chen

Private investigators fight a hidden war against knock-off cigarettes, electronics, toothpaste, and more

ATF’s ‘ad hoc’ efforts give tobacco smugglers a free pass

By Te-Ping Chen

Smuggling cigarettes in America has become a multi-billion-dollar business, robbing states of desperately needed tax money and fueling organ

Smuggler pleads guilty to moving 27 million smokes

By Kate Willson

A Miami man pleaded guilty Friday in the U.S. Southern District Court of Florida in a cigarette smuggling case with ties to the Real Irish R

Top Swiss organized crime case ends, only two convicted

By Marina Walker Guevara

ICIJ’s story “The Montenegro Connection” on the ties of Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic to one of Europe’s largest ever cigarett

Black markets, organized crime ravaging West Africa

By Kate Willson

A thriving cigarette black market is depleting West African economies of tax dollars, fueling corruption, and possibly funding insurgencies,

China’s Marlboro Country

By Te-Ping Chen

A massive underground industry makes China the world leader in counterfeit cigarettes

Smuggling made easy

Landlocked Paraguay emerges as a top producer of contraband tobacco

El gran ‘duty free’

Paraguay es uno de los mayores productores mundiales de cigarrillos de contrabando

When cracking down seems impossible

By Marina Walker Guevara and Mabel Rehnfeldt

Paraguay's corruption fuels a criminal economy

Ukraine’s ‘lost’ cigarettes flood Europe

By Vlad Lavrov

Big tobacco’s overproduction fuels $2 billion black market

Terrorism and tobacco

By Kate Willson

Extremists, insurgents turn to cigarette smuggling

The Taliban and tobacco

By Aamir Latif and Kate Willson

Smuggled cigarettes give boost to Pakistani militants

Canadian Hells Angels and contraband tobacco

By William Marsden

The Center’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has taken heat lately for exposing the large-scale tobacco smuggling out

The Montenegro connection

By Leo Sisti

“My little cat … I’m going crazy without you …. You have repeatedly betrayed me, I think …. Little cat, when are you coming? ... I love you,

Djukanovic’s Montenegro: a family business

As EU membership looms, so do troubling questions

Mississippi officials make largest contraband cigarette seizure in U.S. history

By Kate Willson

An anonymous caller tipped off Mississippi authorities last month to what could be the largest contraband cigarette seizure in U.S. history.

Mapping the impact of illicit cigarettes

By Te-Ping Chen

Mapping the impact of the contraband cigarettes trade is no mean feat. Our story today, "Canada’s Boom in Smuggled Cigarettes," took months

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