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Are you contributing to the illegal cigarettes market?

Are you contributing to the illegal cigarettes market?

The illicit trade of tobacco is both supply and demand driven. Illegal cigarettes are priced much cheaper than legal cigarettes, and do not undergo stringent regulation in the form of health warnings, product checks, or age verification. A report published by KPMG shows that in 2015, 53 billion illegal cigarettes were consumed in the European Union (EU); which represents 9.8% of all cigarettes consumed. Accounting for 1 in every 10 cigarettes consumed, this criminal activity costs EU governments up to EUR 11.3 billion in lost tax revenues.

Industries: Tobacco


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