Greece has rapidly become the counterfeit-cigarette capital of the European Union. Photo: AFP

How Greece’s torrent of fake cigarettes is costing the country millions

  • Over the past decade, sales of legally sold cigarettes have plummeted, while the share of illegal cigarettes rose to 23.6 per cent of total sales
  • The proliferation of knock-offs that often use inferior tobacco leaves has made Greece the counterfeit-cigarette capital of the European Union
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Greece has rapidly become the counterfeit-cigarette capital of the European Union. Photo: AFP
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