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The Proliferation of Illicit Tobacco Products

Posted by Steve Proudfoot on Feb 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

What is it?

Cigarette ManufacturingThe illicit tobacco trade produces many problems for both consumers and those who try to completely avoid anything to do with smoking. It is commonly known that cigarettes are a detriment to health, but illicit tobacco is even more so. The unregulated nature of illicit tobacco means they can contain even more harmful substances while avoiding contributing to a countries tax revenue and fuelling organised crime at the same time.

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Topics: Counterfeiting, Tax Stamps, Government Protection

Whitepaper Excerpt: Counterfeit Vices – The Toll They Take on Health & Revenues

Posted by Branddy Spence on Nov 11, 2015 12:04:37 PM

Vices

The global market for illicit cigarettes has sunk its teeth into supply chains around the world - though substantially more so in some areas than others - and ongoing counterfeit tobacco trade could be costing some governments up to €1 billion ($1.09 billion) annually.

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Topics: Counterfeiting, Product Authentication, Tax Stamps, Government Protection, Hot Stamp Foils