Smuggled Tobacco: Straining STates' Bottom Lines

Sunday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-Noon

Presented by the CSG Fiscal & Economic Development Public Policy Committee


States are losing billions of dollars each year from smugglers moving untaxed cigarettes across state lines—and the problem is growing. This roundtable discussion will explore how states are cracking down on smugglers and what your state can do to combat the problem of black market tobacco sales.



Paul J Carey III
Chief of enforcement/enforcement coordinator, Northern Virginia Cigarette Tax Board
Kristen J. Howard
Executive director, Virginia State Crime Commission
Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy
Rhode Island
Michael LaFaive
Director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Tom Lesnak
Retired official, United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
G. Stewart Petoe
Director of legal affairs, Virginia State Crime Commission