There are a number of reasons why Greece is an interesting context for the study of cigarette smuggling, apart of course from the fact that cigarette smuggling as a subject of academic inquiry has not received adequate atten-tion in Greece. These include - among others- the percentage of smokers in the overall population, the presence of corruption and a large informal econ-omy in Greece as well as the fact that the street-selling of contraband ciga-rettes is largely tolerated by law enforcement and the Greek public. The pur-pose of this paper is to provide an account of the cigarette black market in Greece, based on a variety of official and `unofficial` sources.
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