Marcus Steele, managing director of British American Tobacco-owned Carreras Ltd, is demanding action be taken over the huge global counterfeit cigarette market. With taxes increasing the price of cigarettes more people are turning to fake fags because they are usually 50 per cent cheaper.
[...] ‘We have found in the illegal cigarettes faeces, insects, and there is a reason for this. ‘Cigarettes have to be stored under certain conditions. We don’t even know that, in some cases, if it’s really tobacco. [...]