30% of Irish cigarettes are illegal, research finds

Thirty per cent of the cigarettes smoked across Ireland in the second quarter of the year were illegal imports, according to new research released by the Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee.

14th September, 2012
Thirty per cent of the cigarettes being smoked across Ireland in the second quarter of the year were illegal

Thirty per cent of the cigarettes smoked across Ireland in the second quarter of the year were illegal imports, according to new research released by the tobacco industry.

MS Intelligence, a market research company that specialises in the tobacco industry, carried out the research by collecting empty packs from 22 towns and cities across the country.

The survey was funded by Philip Morris and the Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee (ITMAC).

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