If some are saying they are breaking the law, then it is more unsafe than we thought. If the cigs arrive, they could be cheap imports (fakes) and many dont know the difference, but they are full of bad things.
You have listed DutchTobacconist.nl as being 100% legit.
I've just registered with their website as they do deliveries to the UK for a flat shipping fee. Their website certainly looks legit and they do accept VISA & Mastercard as payments. I'm thinking of ordering 10 x 50gr Golden Virginia pouches. Will the same apply that this order might be held up at UK Customs if the order is sent from Netherlands? We're still in the EU for now.
I listed DutchTobacconist.nl as 100% Safe, which means you are covered in case of loss. As the disclaimer says at the top of the page, Customs will still seize shipments if they deem it above your personal allowance. A few years ago, it was possible to buy three deliveries a year and this would be ok, but recently they are getting tougher, especially with UK Tax set at 20%. You may be ok and this may work for a while, and it may feel safe, but thats not a guarantee every time.
I use smokeisland.us anyone else use them? I have used them for years now before they got a website and came off of Facebook (they use to have a fb store). I just received my order today took only a couple of days eye to CA. They are a great site though only charging 45-50 Dollars a carton, and with free shipping. Why is smokeisland.us not posted up? Also I have been smoking for many years I know these cigarettes are genuine.