All sorts of
unusual things have been found in fake or counterfeit cigarettes,
including plastic, sand and even rats' droppings. In many cases the
fake cigarettes are also found to be much stronger than genuine
The contents of all cigarettes is harmful, with one
half of long-term smokers dying of smoking-related illnesses.
However, with illegal tobacco, you can never be sure what you are
We read this in an article
from the British Medical Journal (2008) called 'Why combating
tobacco smuggling is a priority'.
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