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Tax loss to government estimated at $1.35 billion: Consumption of illegal tobacco has reached record levels in Australia with a new report revealing increased activity from tobacco smugglers and unscrupulous traders as the cost of legal cigarettes continues to rise.

First counterfeit plain packs hit the streets

British American Tobacco Australia today revealed that one of its well-known brands has been illegally counterfeited in the olive green plain packaging format for the first time and sold in Australia.

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BATA looks to confront chop chop head on

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) is considering launching a Make Your Own (MYO) cigarette brand to try and capture the growing number of illegal chop chop smokers.

Chop chop or illegal loose leaf tobacco currently makes up the majority of the illegal black market and we are being forced to compete with organised crime for market share due to the government’s failed excise system.

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