Pakistan Government Takes Steps to Curb Production, Smuggling of Illicit Tobacco

From: Radio Pakistan

Finance Minister talks to delegation of “British American Tobacco”

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says the government has taken a number of steps to curb the production and smuggling of illicit tobacco products.

He was talking to a delegation of “British American Tobacco” led by it Director Asia Pacific Region Jack Bowles in Islamabad.

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‘Fire risk’ cigs prompt alcohol ban for off-licence

From: Lincolnshire Live

By Holly O’Flinn


This took place over the preceding six months where they had been sold cigarettes made solely for the black-market and smuggled in to the country fake cigarettes which did not meet required safety standards.

They said there were inherently serious fire risks in such dangerous products which were not designed to self-extinguish as genuine market cigarettes are.

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