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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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How two countries are fighting illicit trade’s hidden problem

Low volume, high frequency: people taking small volumes of cigarettes across borders without paying customs duties is increasing. Find out how Poland and the Ukraine fight this illicit trade issue.

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“Empty cigarette packs left on streets and in bins across the world can shed light on illicit trade”

Billions of euros in tax are lost to governments every year because of illicit tobacco.

In Focus: A darker side to globalization

In July, the EIU released the Global Illicit Trade Environment Index, ranking 84 countries to which their policies either inhibit or enable illicit trade.

South Africa: Where one million packs of illicit cigarettes are sold every day

We spoke to Francois van der Merwe, Chairman of the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA), a trade organization that represents tobacco farmers.

License to operate - why tobacco needs to embrace better regulation

There are many ways to fight illicit trade; one part of the solution are effective licensing regimes.