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[Eastern Europe, Europe, Germany] Parliamentary questions: Subject: Closure of the British American Tobacco (BAT) plant in Bayreuth

decision was made to move the production of tobacco products from Bayreuth to Poland, Hungary, Romania and Croatia...1. Has the Polish, Hungarian, Romanian or Croatian State granted or promised regional aid or direct or indirect aid (for example, by crea
Europarl (European Parliament)
added Jan 27, 2017 16:59
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[Europe] OLAF operations thwart cigarette smugglers by stopping millions of cigarettes from entering the EU black market

More than 42 million “cheap white” and counterfeit cigarettes set to debark on the European Union (EU) shores were stopped from entering the black market thanks to information and expertise provided by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). Within the co
Foreign Affairs New Zealand (nz)
added Jan 27, 2017 16:59
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On Tap Europe: Organised Crime and Illicit Trade in Spain: Country Report

The criminal networks behind Spain’s illicit trade are sophisticated, agile and often active in other areas of criminality. In contrast to other countries studied, there does not appear to be a decisive shift away from the established high-risk activitie
Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) (uk)
added Jan 27, 2017 16:59
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[Maryland] Chance of large profits lures some through Md. for cigarette smuggling

I-95 is a known route for contraband smugglers, transporting anything from drugs to guns to cigarettes. In the case of 53-year-old Issaam Ali Ahmed, police say one of those equaled big money.
WMAR ABC2 (Baltimore, MD)
added Jan 27, 2017 16:58
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[Massachusetts] Trials Group Of The Year: Weil Gotshal & Manges ($$)

Led by attorneys skilled in breaking down complicated matters for juries, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP notched victories for...Philip Morris USA in a medical-monitoring case, earning it a spot among Law360's 2016 Trials Groups of the...
Law360
added Jan 27, 2017 16:58
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[New York] Roswell Park-led national study details tobacco use

And, one finding so far sticks out as surprising: that so many people -- 40 percent overall in the study -- use at least two tobacco products. The most common combinations included cigarettes with e-cigarettes, cigarillos or a hookah. For cigarettes an
Buffalo (NY) News
added Jan 27, 2017 16:58
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[New Zealand] Will this finally convince you to quit? How rolling your own cigarettes costs the same as a trolley full of groceries

The two very different purchases both cost Reddit user HeinigerNZ $90 The cost of tobacco in New Zealand is rising due to Government intervention A packet of 20 cigarettes could cost $30 by 2020 thanks to increasing taxes
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 27, 2017 16:58
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[UK] NNA asking for permission to intervene on the SNUS ban

A spokesperson for the New Nicotine Alliance (NNA)...the organization is appealing to the High Court in London, asking "for permission to act as an independent intervenor in the Swedish Match application to challenge the ban on snus".
Vaping Post (ch)
added Jan 27, 2017 16:58
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[UK] Why it is SO dangerous for pre-teens to smoke pot: Study reveals weed's crippling damage on brains of under-17s

Teenagers who smoked marijuana as early as age 14 did worse on cognitive tests, decreased verbal abilities and were more likely to drop out of school, according to a new study
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 27, 2017 16:57
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[Asia, Vietnam] Vu Huy Hoang stripped of former industry-trade minister title

Hoang personally showed a lack of good example and had self-interested behaviour when receiving and appointing his son Vu Quang Hai as an inspector of the Vietnam National Tobacco Corporation (Vinataba), and allowing him to join the Board of Directors and
Vietnam Net
added Jan 27, 2017 16:57
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