Plain packaging eases illicit trade

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Malay Mail online

According to a report in the Malay Online, plain packaging is helping to make the illicit tobacco trade easier for criminals. “The introduction of “plain packaging” for all tobacco products sold in Australia is a perfect example of a government unwittingly making a crime already viewed as easy even easier and more profitable” according to the article which also cites a report by KPMG which points to a 25% increase in illicit trade following the introduction of plain packaging in Australia.

Read the full report here…

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