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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
Washington Post
added Oct 19, 2012 15:33
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Tons of contraband cigarettes go from Belarus to Lithuania 5

The illegal cigarettes market in Lithuania remains one of Europe’s largest, second to the one of Latvia, and in 2013 it accounted to 27.1% of the total tobacco market, which follows from the latest research, done by the KPMG all over Europe, ru.Delfi.lt
Charter'97 Press Center (by)
added Jul 1, 2014 15:30
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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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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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Transnational Tobacco Company Interests in Smokeless Tobacco in Europe: Analysis of Internal Industry Documents and Contemporary Industry Materials

BAT's early interest in introducing SLT in Europe was based on the potential for creating an alternative form of tobacco use in light of declining cigarette sales and social restrictions on smoking, with young people a key target. We conclude that by inve
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Sep 11, 2013 13:11
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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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[UK] Tobacco industry to fight 'standardised' cigarette packs in Europe

major cigarette manufacturers including Philip Morris International and Imperial Tobacco are keeping a close eye on developments in Europe, where policymakers are pushing through revised legislation on tobacco products. Among the European Commission's pr
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 3, 2013 15:20
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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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[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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