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[Africa] Intertwined: Cigarette smuggling and militancy

A KPMG study titled “Illicit Cigarette Trade in the Maghreb Region”, found that one in five cigarettes smoked in the region were illegal, representing 13 billion cigarettes in total. The report also concluded that if these cigarettes had been purchased a
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:54
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[Asia, China, Korea - North] North Korean Tobacco Factories, Smuggled Cigarettes Bring in Cash For Pyongyang

North Korea continues to pull in badly needed foreign cash through the sale of tobacco products, much of it produced in joint ventures with China and sold as counterfeit cigarettes across Asia, sources say.
Radio Free Asia (RFA)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:53
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[Louisiana] Two Former Local Law Enforcement Officers Sentenced for Accepting Bribes in a Cigarette Trafficking Conspiracy, Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty

The former New Orleans Police officers previously pled guilty to accepting bribes in furtherance of the conspiracy to traffic in contraband cigarettes. Additionally, a co-defendant, ATALLA ATALLA, a/k/a TOMMY, age 40, of Wilmington, North Carolina, pled
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:52
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[Canada] London Fire brass sound alarm over contraband cigarette dangers after latest fatal blaze

After a second death this year from careless smoking in London, one of the city’s firefighting officials says he’s had enough. More than 20 fires have been caused by careless smoking in 2017 in London alone -- and three of the last four fire-related
London (Ontario) Free Press (ca)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:51
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[UK] EXCLUSIVE: First fake plain packs discovered, rogue retailers making "small fortune"

Following a tip-off, Retail Express was sold a plain pack counterfeit of a premium brand by a London newsagent for £10.50. The retailer took a legitimate pack out of the gantry and swapped it out with a fake pack, while processing thecard transaction.
betterRetailing (uk)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:39
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Burning Questions in This New Era of Nicotine / Six topics discussed during CSP's 2017 Total Nicotine Conference

Don Burke of MSA reassured attendees that the tobacco category “isn’t declining.” Attendees of Winsight’s 2017 Total Nicotine Conference had plenty to unpack from the tumultuous days leading up to the event, not to mention the past year.
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 18, 2017 00:17
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[Europe] Patients’ leader: Reimbursed anti-smoking programmes are a way to kill COPD

Stricter rules on smoking, reimbursed anti-smoking programmes and smoke-free public places are among the ways to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from being a public health crisis, says Mikaela Odemyr. Mikaela Odemyr is the president
EurActiv
added Nov 18, 2017 00:11
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[Europe] EU’s approach to COPD remains focused on tobacco control

Despite alarming figures, the European Commission does not plan specific targets or a harmonised approach for the prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Instead, it says it will ensure tobacco control policies are properly implemente
EurActiv
added Nov 18, 2017 00:11
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Cigarette Makers Must Advertise Their Dangers, But Will Millennials Get the Message?

92 million millennials and teenagers may not get the message because the ads will run primarily on network television and in newspapers. “That’s not where young people’s eyeballs are,” said Robin Koval, CEO and president of Truth Initiative, a nonprofit
CetusNews.com
added Nov 18, 2017 00:05
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Cigarette Makers Must Advertise Their Dangers, But Will Millennials Get the Message? ($$)

Ads will appear in newspapers, on network TV, which draw relatively few young people
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Nov 18, 2017 00:05
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