One of the types of research included in the list of forensic expert examinations performed by the experts of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise is a complete study of tobacco products, starting with the quality control of the raw materials used and ending with the determination of the compliance of the released product with consumer characteristics.

Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise is the only institution of our state that conducts research on the equipment of illegal laboratories manufacturing drugs and tobacco products.

Over the past few years, experts from KFI have been cooperating with tobacco manufacturing companies as part of the Ukrtiutiun Ukrainian Association of Tobacco Producers. Cooperation is aimed at counteracting the sale of counterfeit products by testing questionable samples.

Regular are working meetings, exchange of experience and available information. So, the other day, the experts of the company “Philip Morris Ukraine” shared with the experts of KFI the materials of the general meeting of the collegiums of experts “Philip Morris International” which was held in the UK.

At the present stage of development of the Ukrainian economy, the availability of tobacco products and consumer interest in them especially emphasizes the need to control the quality of the products. Leading companies of the tobacco market urge citizens to consume tobacco products with caution, because the lion’s share of cigarettes is fakes of original brands.

High qualification and experience of the experts of KFI in combination with the use of modern material and technical resources makes it possible to save time in identifying and researching the quality of cigarettes and generally tobacco products. By applying modern equipment and new research methods, it is unambiguous to ensure high accuracy of results, and therefore to provide reliable protection for consumers of cigarettes from counterfeit and poor-quality goods.