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40 percent of all N.J. cigarettes smuggled into state illegally

About 40 percent of all cigarettes smoked in New Jersey are smuggled into the state illegally — the highest percentage of any state in the nation — resulting in a loss of more than $500 million in uncollected tax revenue each year, according to a report obtained by The Star-Ledger. The reason is hardly surprising: New Jersey levels a $2.70 … Continue reading Continue reading

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Iran ranks 2nd in world’s cigarette smuggling

Iran holds 0.5 percent of global tobacco market, however it ranks second in terms of cigarette smuggling, Mehr News Agency quotes member of Iran’s commission on combating respiratory diseases Aboulfazl Jaryani as reporting. “Iran and Burma have the highest rate of cigarette smuggling in the world,” he said. Iran’s annually cigarette consumption is 60 billion cigarettes, while 42 percent of … Continue reading

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