Tobacco industry urges war on smugglers

The Việt Nam Tobacco Association (VTA) has called for changes to the law to enable authorities to combat the increasing incidence of cigarette smuggling.

"We suggest the Government should amend the law to reduce the number of cigarettes that can be smuggled without attracting criminal charges from 1,500 to 500 packs," Phạm Kiến Nghiệp, general secretary of VAT, told Việt Nam News.