Active anti-smuggling efforts would trim Lithuania's illicit tobacco market

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As Lithuania continues leading the European Union (EU) in terms of illicit cigarette market, executive director of the Lithuanian Association of Tobacco Producers says that successful prevention was the best way of fighting smuggling activities.
Smuggled cigarettes
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