Costly smokes creating black market demand

From: SBS News

Black market demand for cigarettes will increase every time Australian cigarette prices rise, Liberal MP Craig Kelly says, backing a crackdown on illicit sales.

Prohibitively expensive cigarettes in Australia have created a black market demand for illicit tobacco, Liberal MP Craig Kelly says.

The government has moved closer to introducing penalties of up to 10 years in prison for manufacturing illicit tobacco, with legislation to create new offences passing the lower house on Wednesday night.

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