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[Moldova] The machine that flooded UK with 7billion fake fags

Detectives from Imperial Tobacco traced “Machine 18” to the tiny Moldovan breakaway state of Transnistria — dubbed the most lawless place in Europe. ... Imperial believes there are 90 other machines used by gangs worldwide, but added: “With Border Agency
Scottish Sun (uk)
added Mar 27, 2013 10:54
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[Eastern Europe, Russia] Who Smokes Most: A surprising map of smoking rates by country

Nobody lights up like Eastern Europe, where average annual consumption can exceed 2,000 cigarettes per person. The very highest rate is in Serbia (2,861 cigarettes per person per year), according to data from 71 countries compiled by the World Lung Found
The Washington Post
added Oct 19, 2012 15:33
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European Union Approves Tough Rules on Electronic Cigarettes

The European Parliament on Wednesday approved rules that will for the first time regulate Europe’s fast-growing market for electronic cigarettes. Beginning in mid-2016, advertising for e-cigarettes is to be banned in the 28 nations of the European Union,
New York Times
added Feb 26, 2014 14:54
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Cigarette Bans to Hit Europe

Lawmakers at the European Parliament on Wednesday approved a ban on menthol and other flavored cigarettes as part of broad legislation that will sharply restrict how tobacco products can be sold across the 28-nation European Union.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jul 11, 2013 10:25
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Philip Morris Serbia Starts Cut Tobacco Output on Demand

The cut tobacco is “a growing phenomenon in Serbia” and Philip Morris’ unit in Serbia will be the first factory in Europe, Middle East and Africa and the “fourth manufacturing facility that we have in the world to produce cut tobacco,” outgoing managing
Bloomberg News
added Mar 6, 2013 13:16
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Tobacco Products Directive - European Parliament's Committee takes sides with people, not with tobacco industry

People living in Europe need law-makers capable to withstand narrow interest groups and stand up to protect the health of their constituents. The ENVI Committee has demonstrated it understands this by showing real commitment to tackle the single largest
European Public Health Alliance (be)
added Jul 11, 2013 07:32
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[Europe] John Dalli: The Tobacco Products Directive is dead [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

The John Dalli affair has had one significant casualty for the European consumer; the Tobacco Products Directive. Dalli came to New Europe's Brussels HQ on the morning of October 19 for a followup interview by Alexandros Koronakis, challenging the findin
New Europe
added Oct 19, 2012 09:10
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[UK] BAT to Sell First E-Cigarettes Online in U.K. Tomorrow

Europe’s largest cigarette maker plans to offer a disposable e-cigarette called ‘Vype’ on its website, the company said in a statement today. The classic Vype will cost 6.99 pounds ($11) and deliver around 130 puffs of pharmaceutical-grade nicotine, acco
Bloomberg News
added Jul 29, 2013 15:49
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[Eastern Europe, UK] Smugglers' secret tricks to send cigarettes into Europe: Pictures reveal Belarusian gangs fit cars with 'smoke holes' where dozens of fakes can be stashed

From scores of cigarette boxes stashed inside a spare tyre, to packets piled high behind a rear bumper, they show the array of hidden compartments created in eastern European smugglers' cars. It is thought that some garages in Belarus - where the pictur
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 10, 2013 12:37
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[Europe, UK] Tobacco tax smokescreen evaporates

Using tax changes as a smokescreen for price rises has allowed tobacco companies to maintain their earnings as cigarette consumption in the UK and Europe has continued to fall. One tobacco analyst, who asked not to be named, described the relationship b
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 7, 2012 15:55
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