Anti-smoking charities question tobacco smuggling data

Ireland’s leading anti-smoking charities have questioned the origins of data used in a Retail Ireland report that said a quarter of all cigarettes sales in Ireland are on the black market.

20th August, 2012
Retail Ireland claims that a quarter of all cigarettes sales in Ireland are on the black market.

Ireland’s leading anti-smoking charities have questioned the origins of data used in a Retail Ireland report that said a quarter of all cigarettes sales in Ireland are on the black market.

The ‘Tackling the Black Market and Retail Crime’ was published by Retail Ireland today and said that the cost to the State of tobacco smuggling is €526 million. It also said that fuel laundering costs the state €155 million, with 12 per...

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