Seizures of new tobacco products have shot up amid suspicion smugglers are stockpiling items before a proposed ban kicks in. Photo: ISD
Seizures of new tobacco products have shot up amid suspicion smugglers are stockpiling items before a proposed ban kicks in. Photo: ISD

Customs haul of illicit heat-not-burn cigarettes jumps by 32 per cent after announcement of Hong Kong ban

  • Demand believed to be fuelled by stockpiling efforts before proposed law kicks in
  • Some users are unfazed by legislation because buyers will not be prosecuted and they expect to get products on black market

Seizures of new tobacco products have shot up amid suspicion smugglers are stockpiling items before a proposed ban kicks in. Photo: ISD
Seizures of new tobacco products have shot up amid suspicion smugglers are stockpiling items before a proposed ban kicks in. Photo: ISD
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