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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Taiwan customs seized enough tobacco to make 1.46 million packs of cigarettes

Approximately 18.6 metric tons of smuggled tobacco was seized at the Port of Taichung in central Taiwan early this month, Taichung Customs said on Wednesday. Two cargo containers registered as carrying tobacco leaf waste imported from Vietnam were opened
The China Post (tw)
added Jun 22, 2017 16:01
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2017 Situation Report on Counterfeiting and Piracy in the European Union (PDF)

the top categories of detained articles at the external borders in 2015 were cigarettes, which accounted for 27 % of the overall amount of detained articles... There were 496 000 packets of counterfeit cigarettes of Vietnamese provenance seized in a sin
Europa - European Commission
added Jun 22, 2017 15:59
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[Europe] EUROPOL – EUIPO 2017 SITUATION REPORT ON COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACY IN THE EU

This report establishes that organised criminal groups are involved in IPR crime. It also finds that EU-based criminal gangs involved in distributing counterfeit goods rely predominantly on manufacturers based abroad, but then organise importation, trans
Europa - European Commission
added Jun 22, 2017 15:56
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[Europe] Tobacco makers denounce ‘brand theft’ from plain packaging

has made industry executives furious and denounce “Brussels-led overregulation” that effectively leads to “brand theft”... European Commission, the World Health Organisation and public health NGOs who say branding restrictions are an effective tool to pre
EurActiv
added Jun 22, 2017 15:35
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Will the Law Treat Opioids More Like Cigarettes or Handguns?

Governments are suing pharmaceutical makers over the opioid epidemic. They'll need to prove that companies borrowed “a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook.”
Bloomberg News
added Jun 22, 2017 15:28
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[Florida] Fla. Court Says Suit Against RJ Reynolds Came Too Late ($$)

The three-judge panel found that Donna Fanali, representing the estate of Thomas Cavalier, who died in 1993, was not a member of the class in the landmark Engle v. Liggett Group class action, so Engle couldn’t stop the clock on her lawsuit, which was fil
Law360
added Jun 22, 2017 15:24
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22nd Century Receives Guidance from FDA on Phase III Clinical Trials

the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Heracles Pharmaceuticals, participated in a meeting with the multi-discipline review team in the Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Addiction Products at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) o
Business Wire
added Jun 22, 2017 15:23
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Cigarettes to Record US$7.7 Billion Loss by 2021 as Heated Tobacco Grows 691 Percent

Euromonitor International released today new tobacco data. According to the new research, the cigarettes market will record a US$7.7 billion loss by 2021, compensated by the US$13.2 billion growth in heated tobacco products sales in the same period.
Business Wire
added Jun 22, 2017 15:21
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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces An Investigation Of Reynolds American Inc. - RAI

As a result of the merger, Reynolds American shareholders are only anticipated to receive $29.44 per share in cash and 0.5260 British American Tobacco shares in exchange for each share of Reynolds American.
PR Newswire
added Jun 22, 2017 15:20
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[New York] State vote to ban e-cigarettes from restaurants, bars

Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City), a prime sponsor of the legislation, called it a “long overdue bill. People have a right to a clean workplace and a clean restaurant.” Cuomo is expected to sign the bill into law
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Jun 22, 2017 15:16
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