Cheap cigs influx claim stubbed

Researchers from the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer at Cancer Council Victoria assessed over 300 retail outlets nationally prior to the policy implementation as well as during three months post-implementation to find out if plain packaging had any impact on the illicit tobacco trade.

Lead researcher Michelle Scollo said the findings contradicted industry-led research, which suggested illicit tobacco comprised more than 13% of the tobacco market in 2013.

Tobacco products are considered illegal if