Cigarettes of ‘ambiguous quality’ in the Greek black market?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92558
Title:
Cigarettes of ‘ambiguous quality’ in the Greek black market?
Authors:
Antonopoulos, G. A. (Georgios)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. School of Social Sciences and Law.
Citation:
Antonopoulos, G. A. (2009) 'Cigarettes of ‘ambiguous quality’ in the Greek black market?', Trends in Organized Crime, 12 (3-4), pp.260-266.
Publisher:
Springer New York
Journal:
Trends in Organized Crime
Issue Date:
Oct-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92558
DOI:
10.1007/s12117-009-9073-1
Abstract:
The aim of this commentary, which is based on some findings from an empirical study on cigarette smuggling in Greece (Antonopoulos 2008), is to contribute to the discussion in relation to the alleged burden on the health of smokers who consume cigarettes purchased from the Greek black market. This is a recurrent theme which has recently re-emerged at the forefront of discussion—along with other related issues such as smoking and health or smoking and the effect on specific sectors of the Greek economy—with the ban of smoking in cafés, restaurants, hospitals, vehicles, and other indoor public space that was put into effect in the country on July 1, 2009. Since the mid-1990s and every time the authorities come across loads of contraband cigarettes, there are references to the quality of the merchandise sold in the Greek black market. Specifically, it has been suggested that contraband cigarettes of ‘ambiguous quality’, often described as fake cigarettes (‘tsigara maimou’ as they are euphemistically called in Greek) with high levels of chemicals and toxins may cause respiratory and other health-related problems to smokers
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
cigarette black market; cigarettes; smuggling; counterfeit; Greece; health; Europe; crime
ISSN:
1084-4791; 1936-4830
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 19/02/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 19/02/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorAntonopoulos, G. A. (Georgios)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-19T11:40:18Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-19T11:40:18Z-
dc.date.issued2009-10-
dc.identifier.citationTrends in Organized Crime; 12 (3-4): 260-266en
dc.identifier.issn1084-4791-
dc.identifier.issn1936-4830-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12117-009-9073-1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92558-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this commentary, which is based on some findings from an empirical study on cigarette smuggling in Greece (Antonopoulos 2008), is to contribute to the discussion in relation to the alleged burden on the health of smokers who consume cigarettes purchased from the Greek black market. This is a recurrent theme which has recently re-emerged at the forefront of discussion—along with other related issues such as smoking and health or smoking and the effect on specific sectors of the Greek economy—with the ban of smoking in cafés, restaurants, hospitals, vehicles, and other indoor public space that was put into effect in the country on July 1, 2009. Since the mid-1990s and every time the authorities come across loads of contraband cigarettes, there are references to the quality of the merchandise sold in the Greek black market. Specifically, it has been suggested that contraband cigarettes of ‘ambiguous quality’, often described as fake cigarettes (‘tsigara maimou’ as they are euphemistically called in Greek) with high levels of chemicals and toxins may cause respiratory and other health-related problems to smokersen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer New Yorken
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 19/02/2010]en
dc.subjectcigarette black marketen
dc.subjectcigarettesen
dc.subjectsmugglingen
dc.subjectcounterfeiten
dc.subjectGreeceen
dc.subjecthealthen
dc.subjectEuropeen
dc.subjectcrimeen
dc.titleCigarettes of ‘ambiguous quality’ in the Greek black market?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. School of Social Sciences and Law.en
dc.identifier.journalTrends in Organized Crimeen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 19/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardAntonopoulos, G. A. (2009) 'Cigarettes of ‘ambiguous quality’ in the Greek black market?', Trends in Organized Crime, 12 (3-4), pp.260-266.-
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