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Italy’s tracing of HHPs could help fight against black market, industry says

Herbal sticks will be tracked and traced the same way as traditional cigarettes and heated tobacco sticks in Italy starting from May. Industry members are hopeful this will be an effective measure against the black market.

Italy’s Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) recently reviewed the characteristics of tax stamps for tobacco products, which, starting from 20th May this year, will be mandatory for heated tobacco products (HTPs) and, TobaccoIntelligence understands, now for herbal heated products (HHPs) as well.

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Tiziana Cauli

Senior reporter
Tiziana is an Italian journalist from Sardinia. She has worked for both international and local media in Italy, South Africa, France, Spain, the UK, Lebanon and Belgium. She also worked as a communications manager for several international NGOs in the humanitarian sector. Tiziana holds a degree in Political Science and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Cagliari and she’s a graduate of the Carlo De Martino school of journalism in Milan.

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