Treasury counts cost of illicit tobacco smuggling
The sale of illicit and counterfeit cigarettes is estimated to cost the Treasury the equivalent of £10m a day in lost tax revenues.
But it is not just government's coffers that are affected, small retailers such as newsagents are too.
Debbie Corris runs a tobacconists in Whitstable, and claims that cigarette smuggling has been hurting her business.
- 31 January 2011
- BBC News