Illicit trade of tobacco products is a key issue for RAI and its subsidiaries and our Transforming Tobacco vision. Illicit trade of tobacco products undermines Youth Tobacco Prevention efforts. This illicit trade also robs our retail partners of a leading source of income and results in lost tax revenue. RAI Services Company hosts a website, thenewtobaccoroad.com, which shows how major interstate highways have become routes for cigarette smuggling. The website provides important information and resources of interest to lawmakers, law enforcement officials and concerned citizens on how serious the problem of cigarette smuggling really is, and what federal and state governments can do and are doing to respond.