A Mexican industrial group said Tuesday an increase in tax on cigarettes that went into effect in 2011 has led to a proliferation of contraband, and that illegal cigarettes now account for nearly 17% of the cigarettes sold in the country.The line between honest and dishonest criminal organizations is getting pretty thin...
The Confederation of Industrial Chambers, or Concamin, said tobacco consumption hasn’t declined in the year-and-a-half since the higher tobacco tax took effect, although the sale of illegal cigarettes has reached record levels.
Congress approved the higher tax on cigarettes in late 2010 despite protests from the country’s cigarette manufacturers.
Saturday, September 01, 2012
The New Prohibition
What would a cigarette ban look like? Ask Mexico: