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BATA looks to confront chop chop head on

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) is considering launching a Make Your Own (MYO) cigarette brand to try and capture the growing number of illegal chop chop smokers. Chop chop or illegal loose leaf tobacco currently makes up the majority of the illegal black market and we are being forced to compete with organised crime for market share due to the government’s failed excise system.

BATA looks to confront chop chop head on

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) is considering launching a Make Your Own (MYO) cigarette brand to try and capture the growing number of illegal chop chop smokers. Chop chop or illegal loose leaf tobacco currently makes up the majority of the illegal black market and we are being forced to compete with organised crime for market share due to the government’s failed excise system.

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Excise hike to cause cheap cig surge


British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today warned of the imminent growth in cheap cigarettes as another large 12.5 per cent ad hoc tobacco excise increase takes effect.

The additional tax shock is the third in an annual series of four hikes which slugs smokers who then in turn look for cheaper alternatives.

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