I got a flier on this today. It seems that the Irish cigarette companies, who can’t really promote themselves, have taken to lobbying against illegal tobacco.
From the website:
ITMAC is the Irish Tobacco Manufacturers’ Advisory Committee. Current membership comprises P.J. Carroll & Company Limited, JTI Ireland Limited (formerly Gallaher (Dublin) Limited) and John Player & Sons Limited.
ITMAC represents the views of its members when communicating with the Government, the authorities and others on issues which affect the industry as a whole such as taxation & smuggling, youth access prevention and other issues as they arise. It has no role in the manufacture, purchase, marketing or pricing of tobacco products.
Nice, safe, heavily taxed tobacco products.
Not like those nasty, dangerous smuggled-in tabs.