The illicit cigarette trade isn’t just about lost profits and unpaid taxes; it provides seed money for other crimes, including terrorism and human trafficking. By Timothy S. Donahue Tobacco companies are sometimes criticized for overstating the seriousness of the impact the illicit cigarette trade has on society. Anti-smoking groups contend that stories of smuggled smokes […]
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The illegal cigarette trade in the EU reached a new record high for the sixth year in a row, according to a KPMG report commissioned by Philip Morris International. The study showed the illegal cigarette trade rising to 11.1 percent in 2012 from 10.4 percent in 2011. At 31 percent of the national tobacco market, […]
A report commissioned by Cancer Research UK dismisses the tobacco industry’s claims that the U.K. government’s plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes will boost the trade in illegal cigarettes, reports HealthCanal. According to the report, which was prepared by Luk Joossens, advisor to the World Bank, the European Commission and World Health Organization on […]
Keen to improve its environmental credentials, Parkside Flexibles has invested in a secure waste management system. The investment will also help protect tobacco customers’ businesses from illicit trade by ensuring any sensitive waste generated is destroyed on site. Roydon Group has installed and commissioned a shredding and compacting system at Parkside Flexibles Normanton, West Yorkshire, […]
A recent conference on illicit cigarette trade dodges the real issue. By George Gay I’d like to start this piece by asking a question. Would you want to live in a country where the government encouraged people to break the law and then used the law to punish those people? Probably most if not all […]