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[New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania] Traffic stop turns up about 170,000 untaxed cigarettes

Driver was headed from North Carolina to NYC
WFMZ-TV Channel 69 (Allentown, PA)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:57
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[Africa] Intertwined: Cigarette smuggling and militancy

A KPMG study titled “Illicit Cigarette Trade in the Maghreb Region”, found that one in five cigarettes smoked in the region were illegal, representing 13 billion cigarettes in total. The report also concluded that if these cigarettes had been purchased a
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:54
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[Louisiana] Two Former Local Law Enforcement Officers Sentenced for Accepting Bribes in a Cigarette Trafficking Conspiracy, Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty

The former New Orleans Police officers previously pled guilty to accepting bribes in furtherance of the conspiracy to traffic in contraband cigarettes. Additionally, a co-defendant, ATALLA ATALLA, a/k/a TOMMY, age 40, of Wilmington, North Carolina, pled
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:52
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[Europe] Patients’ leader: Reimbursed anti-smoking programmes are a way to kill COPD

Stricter rules on smoking, reimbursed anti-smoking programmes and smoke-free public places are among the ways to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from being a public health crisis, says Mikaela Odemyr. Mikaela Odemyr is the president
EurActiv
added Nov 18, 2017 00:11
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E-cigarette Product Construction Linked to Severity of Explosion Injuries

The 2017 FEMA report on e-cigarette explosions has linked product construction to the severity of injuries suffered in explosion incidents. The study included extensive review and research into the construction of e-cigarettes and why explosions and sev
National Law Review
added Nov 17, 2017 23:19
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AMA Continues Efforts to Prevent Tobacco Use

AMA will work with state and medical specialty societies as well as public health organizations to increase public awareness of the tobacco companies that were found in violation of the RICO Act and the corrective statements that they are being required t
American Medical Association (AMA)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:10
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[Korea - South] Will new research calm controversies over heat-not-burn cigarettes?Philip Morris Korea to disclose raw data for latest study by next June

Amid controversies over the danger of electronic cigarettes, Philip Morris Korea has released its new research data, claiming its product IQOS contain 90 percent fewer harmful chemicals in its steam than conventional cigarettes.
Korea Biomedical Review(KBR) (kr)
added Nov 17, 2017 23:07
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[Australia] MENDELSOHN: ALP's blanket ban on vapers in smoke-free spaces could do more harm than good

The proposal by NSW Labor to introduce a blanket ban on personal vaporisers, also known as e-cigarettes, in smoke-free areas is not justified on health grounds and could do more harm than good.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 17, 2017 22:43
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GLANTZ: More evidence that e-cigarettes are as bad as cigs in terms of heart disease risk

they exposed mice to e-cigarette aerosol for 8 months and found changes in their blood vessels that indicate heightened heart disease risk. (These results are consistent with short-term studies in humans show that people who use e-cigarettes immediately
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 17, 2017 22:06
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Would-be Zimbabwe investors beware: post-Mugabe era may be no better

Zimbabwe’s bourse - originally founded in Bulawayo in 1896 - features 65 listed stocks, many of them local subsidiaries of international companies, such as British American Tobacco . However, logistics at both ends of the investment process make putting
Reuters
added Nov 17, 2017 21:47
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