Regulatory News


A study carried out by the University of Ponta Grossa in Parana shows that smuggled Paraguayan cigarettes have concentrations of toxic elements 11 times higher than those found in the product sold legally in Brazil. The latter follows guidelines established by the National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA).

In addition to harming a person’s health, contraband cigarettes have a negative effect on manufacturers. According to Edson Vismona, the president of the Brazilian Institute of Competitive Ethics (ETCO) and the National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality (FNCP), Paraguayan brands cost less than half the minimum price established by Brazilian law.

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