Posted by: audreybenenati | February 24, 2010

Black market cigarettes made of poo?


By QMI Agency

Last Updated: February 23, 2010 2:50pm

Black market cigarettes might come cheaper than those sold over the counter, but smokers hooked on their contraband habit might want to consider this: They’re probably smoking poo.

The National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco says illegal cigarettes are not just sold illegally, but are manufactured that way, too. Many of these underground processing areas are set up in tool sheds and garages, where spider’s eggs, animal and even human feces can mix with the finished product.

… The lack of regulation in underground markets also allows for higher levels of toxins in contraband cigarettes than those legally produced in Canada….

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