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[Europe] WEBINAR 8/2018 ILLEGAL CIGARETTE MANUFACTURING

Date: 22 October 2018 . . . In the past, illicit cigarette manufacturing has been viewed as a criminal phenomenon that only countries outside the European Union could suffer from. While there were isolated detections of illegal factories in the Member S
CEPOL (European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training) (hu)
added Oct 21, 2018 19:09
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[Korea - North] ARCHIVE: Tobacco company pulls out of North Korea

agreed to sell its 60% share in Taesong BAT, its joint venture in Pyongyang with the Korea Sogyong Chonyonmul Trading Operation, a state-owned company. BAT is selling the stake to SUTL, a Singapore-based trading group that invests in business ventures in
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 21, 2018 19:05
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] ARCHIVE: BAT confirms N.K. cigarette plant

British American Tobacco confirmed yesterday that it owns a cigarette factory in North Korea but avoided any comment upon human rights issues raised by a British daily newspaper.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 21, 2018 19:03
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[North Carolina] More charged in counterfeit scheme that targeted NC Walmarts

alleging that they trafficked stolen credit and debt card account numbers, then laundered the proceeds...use the counterfeit cards to buy gift cards. Suspects would then take those real cards to a Sam’s Club store and purchase cartons of cigarettes, which
The Business Journals
added Oct 21, 2018 19:02
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[Europe] Lithuania becoming home to illegal tobacco processors

Four facilities used for illegal raw tobacco processing and cigarette production have been uncovered in Lithuania in a year..."The situation is threatening. Lithuania is probably the only country in the region that does not treat raw tobacco as an excise
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Oct 21, 2018 19:00
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Chemical changes in e-cigarette liquids can make them irritants, study says

"Flavor chemicals and the solvents, the liquids, that are in electronic cigarettes, they are forming new chemical compounds," said Sven Jordt, one of the authors of the study published Thursday in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research and an associat
CNN
added Oct 21, 2018 18:46
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Cleared at Trial Over Octogenarian's Lung Cancer

The week-long trial turned on whether a link existed between nicotine addiction and McFall’s cancer... But King & Spalding’s Jeffrey Furr, reminded jurors that no treating physician had diagnosed McFall as addicted to nicotine while he was alive. And Fur
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 21, 2018 00:27
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[Africa, Asia] Big tobacco's smoke and mirrors act

In developed countries, tobacco companies are investing in less harmful alternatives to conventional cigarettes, while in many developing nations, they're advertising classic cigarettes as always.... Are politicians bribed by the tobacco industry? Not of
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Oct 21, 2018 00:27
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Secondhand smoke exposure and depressive symptoms in children: a longitudinal study

SHS exposure is associated with depressive symptoms in young persons, both concurrently and one year later. This finding adds to the evidence base supporting that children should be protected from SHS exposure.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 20, 2018 18:54
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Quitting Behaviors among Dual Cigarette/E-cigarette Users and Cigarette Smokers Enrolled in the Tobacco User Adult Cohort (TUAC)

in the natural environment, dual users of cigarettes and e-cigarettes were more likely than cigarette smokers to quit cigarettes in the short term but no more likely to quit using cigarettes and all tobacco products over time.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 20, 2018 18:53
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