Most Libyan Cigarettes Contraband

Up to 75 percent of cigarette sales in Libya are reported to be contraband.

According to a new report -- World Cigarettes Libya -- total consumption is 24 billion pieces per annum, of which only 6 billion are duty paid.

Smoking is widespread with just under half of adult men smoking, although only 0.8% of women do so.

Consequently, per capita consumption is high at 1,070 pieces and if contraband is included would exceed 4,000 pieces per head.

(Source: World Cigarettes Libya)

(Cigarette image via Shutterstock)

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