"Dodgy cigarettes." London Warnings Or Dangers Tip by planxty

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by planxty

Be aware of people offering you very cheap cigarettes, normally outside Tube stations (Whitechapel is particularly bad). Most of the people involved in this are either Eastern European or Chinese (who tend to work Central London more)..

These cigarettes will be one of two things. They are either illegally imported, in which case you run a (slight) cahnce of getting in trouble with the authorities, or else they are completely counterfeit cigarettes in whch case they are even more harmful than ordinary cigarettes, containing frightening levels of chemicals.

Have a look at the linked website, or do your own research.

Believe me, I'm a smoker, and I'm appalled by the amount of duty imposed by the Government on tobacco products, but I just wouldn't touch these things.

Website: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1504355,00.html

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  • Written Jun 9, 2005
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Comments (1)

  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2015 at 2:43 AM

    This is good to know even I am not smoker.

    • planxty's Profile Photo
      Apr 16, 2015 at 5:26 AM

      I seems to be getting worse as the taxes keep going up and up even though I wrote that tip over ten years ago.

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