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[South America/Caribbean] Forget Cuba, London's The Wellesley Hotel is a Cigar Lover's Paradise

With a humidor filled with $2 million worth of fine cigars, it boasts the biggest collection in all of Europe.
Maxim
added Apr 12, 2016 23:55
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Finland tops Europe’s first-ever ‘Nanny State’ index

Finland is the most heavily regulated country in Europe when it comes to alcohol, food and drinks, e-cigarettes and tobacco laws, followed by Sweden, the UK and Ireland, according to a new Nanny State Index published on Tuesday (5 April).
EurActiv
added Apr 6, 2016 16:46
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[Canada] Tobacco smugglers busted

About 60 people have been arrested for allegedly belonging to a ring of contraband tobacco smugglers that extended to South America and Europe, Quebec provincial police said Wednesday. The accused were allegedly members of a highly structured criminal o
Canadian Press
added Mar 31, 2016 20:12
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[UK] Map shows how Britain is one of the WORST countries in Europe for nanny state meddling

Only Finland and Sweden have more intrusive regulations and taxes... Only Finland and Sweden have more intrusive regulations and taxes designed to improve public health, according to the research by two leading think tanks. High duties on alcohol and ta
The [London, UK] Express
added Mar 31, 2016 14:39
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SNOWDON: Nanny State Index: The UK is one of the most nannying states in Europe - but there's little evidence to suggest sin taxes on sugar and alcohol are helping

if the increasingly meddlesome tendencies of our politicians makes you want to emigrate, where should you go? ...Unless you are a teetotal, non-smoking vegetarian, my advice is to go to Germany or the Czech Republic this summer
City A.M. (uk)
added Mar 31, 2016 14:36
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[Canada] Sûreté du Québec involved in huge contraband tobacco, money-laundering raids

The Sûreté du Québec took part in worldwide raids targeting contraband tobacco, drug trafficking and money laundering Wednesday... Seven hundred police are involved on three continents: North America, South America, and Europe. The provincial police force
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Mar 30, 2016 18:27
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[UK] Fake cigarettes seized in Derbyshire could kill in 'minutes'

could spark tragic fires, warn city trading standards experts. The illicit packs, made in China or Eastern Europe, also contain levels of lead and cadmium up to seven times higher than normal.
Burton Mail (uk)
added Mar 28, 2016 17:20
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Is Reynolds Helping Cigarette Smuggling Across Europe?

Ironically, however, Reynolds, which is now being accused of smuggling, set up a website www.thenewtobaccoroad.com, way back in 2014 showing how cigarettes are smuggled from lower-tax states to higher-tax ones in the Northeast via I-95. The initiative wa
Zacks Investment Research, Inc.
added Mar 23, 2016 21:09
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[Europe] U.S. top court weighs racketeering law's scope in R.J. Reynolds case

Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with whether a lawsuit filed by European Union countries accusing cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds of running a global money-laundering scheme involving narcotics smuggling into Europe can move forward.
Reuters
added Mar 21, 2016 22:06
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Philip Morris International Inc. Presents at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe (CAGE) Conference

The event is being webcast live, in a listen-only mode, beginning at approximately 10:15 a.m. local time (6:15 a.m. ET), at www.pmi.com/webcasts and on the PMI Investor Relations App. An archived copy of the webcast will be available on the same site an
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Mar 21, 2016 18:49
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