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False cigarettes from China flood European market

tabaco_chino (Agencies) Some 14 million false cigarettes have been seized so far this year in the port of Barcelona alone, almost all of it from China and for distribution in Spain and the rest of Europe. Imitations of well-known brands such as Marlboro, L&M, Chesterfield, Winston and others have been found to contain arsenic, rat excrement and other toxic components. Health authorities warn against these as severe hazards.

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2 Comments»

  CraftyPip wrote @

I understand the loss of revenue aspect of the cigarettes…but I am at a loss about the worry of them containing toxic components. ..have a look what it says on the side or front of the packets…..need more be said ?

  simon wrote @

Ha Ha! Yes. They are probably safer than the real thing!


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