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Tob Control 7:66-71 doi:10.1136/tc.7.1.66
  • Special Communication

Cigarette smuggling in Europe: who really benefits?

Table 3

Prices of cigarettes (in US$) and level of smuggling into countries of the European Union

Country Price Level of smuggling
Spain 1.20 high
Portugal 1.75 medium3-150
Greece 2.06 medium
Italy 2.07 high
Luxembourg 2.12 medium3-150
Netherlands 2.43 medium
Austria 2.69 high
Belgium 2.95 medium
Germany 3.02 high
France 3.38 low
Finland 4.26 low3-150
Ireland 4.27 low
United Kingdom 4.35 low
Denmark 4.55 low3-150
Sweden 4.97 low
Norway 6.27 low
  • Notes: The table shows the price (in US$ at 1 June 1997) of 20 cigarettes from the most popular price category. Sources for prices are the Commission of the European Communities and the Norwegian Council on Tobacco and Health.

  • 3-150 Probably; details of how this index was constructed are given in the text.

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