Is Australia’s illicit tobacco trade as bad as it seems? The Cancer Council says it isn’t
A GROWING number of tobacconists are adopting sly tactics to sell cigarettes under the table. But one group claims it is all a big lie.
ARE WE A NATION OF LAW BREAKERS?
The Cancer Council’s director of public policy, Paul Grogan, told news.com.au that Australia’s illegal tobacco trade was a lot smaller than it seems.
“The statistics are nowhere near as dramatic as they claim. We’ve seen seizures of illicit tobacco all around Australia which means the system is working. No one will risk prosecution over access to things that are not popular across the population. We do what we need to do to reduce smoking in the population,” he said.