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
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

Topic |   Smoking and vaping
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
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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