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KPMG report finds European illicit cigarette market continues to grow despite overall decline in consumption

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Protecting consumers: How do you avoid fakes online?

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KPMG report finds European illicit cigarette market continues to grow despite overall decline in consumption

KPMG’s annual study on illicit cigarette consumption in the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland.

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As adult smokers in France turn to counterfeits, we must focus on raising consumer awareness

In France, evidence suggests that adult smokers are turning to counterfeit cigarettes. This is mainly due to the affordability of these illegal products, how easy they are to access, and the lack of consumer awareness around the risks of counterfeits.

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Protecting consumers: How do you avoid fakes online?

The internet has had a profound effect on how people trade. It has enabled countless legitimate businesses to expand their customer base, providing access to markets across the globe.

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Raids on clandestine cigarette factories in Europe are on the rise

An organized criminal group involved in the illicit production and distribution of fake cigarettes—destined mainly for the French market—has been dismantled in Slovenia

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Standing up to the black market and safeguarding a smoke-free future

The fight against illicit trade continues unabated in 2022. PMI is working toward stamping out this global problem.