U.K.: Smokers turn to counterfeit tobacco smuggled from eastern European countries

Posted on April 19, 2013 • Filed under: Counterfeit, Europe, United Kingdom

According to Charter97.org UK smokers, fed up with constant price rises, are turning to smuggled and counterfeit tobacco in greater numbers than ever before, according to research. The number of cigarettes smoked in the UK that have not had duty paid on them leapt nearly two-thirds in 2012, according to a report by KPMG on behalf of Philip Morris International, the tobacco company. Read Article

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