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How to Identify Fake Cigarettes

Identifying fake or counterfeit cigarettes can be tough to do for the untrained eye, but with a little common sense and awareness, you should be able to spot a fraud with relative ease. Fake cigarettes represent a billion-dollar industry, and with tobacco taxes rising aggressively, they have grown in popularity with cash-strapped smokers. While saving a few dollars on your … Continue reading Continue reading

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£25,000 counterfeit tobacco seized in Cornwall

More than 125kg of raw tobacco found in black bin liners is believed to a street value in excess of £25,000. Trading Standards said the money made from sales of illegal tobacco is often used to fund serious organised crime. Martin Fisher, from Cornwall’s Trading Standards, said: “We’d advise smokers not to be tempted by cheap tobacco as they don’t … Continue reading

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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

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