Crawley ranks third in illicit tobacco table
ALMOST one in three cigarettes smoked in Crawley at the end of last year were illegal, research has found.
Crawley ranked third in a UK survey commissioned by tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris.
Some 31.6 per cent of cigarettes in the town came from illicit sources between October and December last year.
The illicit trade includes counterfeit and genuine cigarettes smuggled into the UK without paying tax and once manufactured sold in the country without telling the taxman.
The survey showed the level of non-duty paid cigarettes increased nationally from around 10 per cent earlier in the year to 15 per cent by the end of the year.
Newtownabbey and Lisburn both in Northern Ireland ranked first and second, according to the study.
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