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[Austria] Prison terms for illegal cigarette manufacturers

In what the judge described as the largest financial criminal case ever tried in Austria, the regional court of Wels (Upper Austria), convicted five out of six defendants on Wednesday for illegally manufacturing cigarettes.
The Local Austria (at)
added Jul 24, 2014 10:52
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[UK] Number of children trying smoking drops to record low

NHS statistics show one in five pupils aged 11 to 15 have tried cigarettes, the lowest level since records began in 1982
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 24, 2014 10:46
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[Spain] Smoking traffic bust

POLICE in Malaga have detained a man who they caught in flagrante transporting 2,400 packets of cigarettes, 5,584 bags of rolling tobacco and 17 boxes of cigars of various brands; arresting officers calculate the value of the haul to be more than €61,000
Euro Weekly News (es)
added Jul 24, 2014 10:45
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[UK] Smokers cost employers thousands each year according to British Heart Foundation research endorsed by Ashford-based training consultancy HR+ Limited

uit smoking, according to new research. Training consultancy HR+ Limited, based in Ashford, has endorsed research revealing that smokers cost British firms more than £8bn in lost productivity every year.
Kent Online (uk)
added Jul 24, 2014 10:44
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[USA] Imperial Tobacco to snag US e-cig lead thanks to deal

insisted the assets include Lorillard's blu e-cigarette unit. The brand gives Imperial, which will become the third-largest U.S. tobacco company overall, a big lead in the new and fast-growing U.S. electronic cigarette market where it now accounts for ab
Reuters
added Jul 24, 2014 09:43
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[Iran] Christian Man Has Lips Burned With A Cigarette For Eating During Ramadan

A Christian man in Iran was sentenced by a judge to have his lips burned by a cigarette after he was found eating during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Inquisitr
added Jul 24, 2014 09:41
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VIDEO: WATCH: Australian Plain Packaging Leads To Explosion In Fake Cigarette Sales

According to a Channel Seven News report (below) about a raid on illegal cigarette sales in a Sydney market, the policy has boosted counterfeiting and smuggling by about 40 percent. Now that cigarette packaging is much easier to copy, seizures of illicit
breitbart.com
added Jul 24, 2014 09:37
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[UK] Children trying smoking 'at lowest'

The number of children trying cigarettes has dipped to the lowest level on record...One in five pupils aged 11 to 15 said they have tried smoking, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) found. The NHS statistics authority said t his is the
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 24, 2014 09:33
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[UK] THOMSON: This is insanity. We’re bringing back smoking ($$)

E-cigarettes are everywhere and supposedly ‘saving lives’. In fact we have no idea how dangerous they are to health When the Wills family started making cigarettes for the masses in Britain at the end of the 19th century, the new-fangled craze from Ameri
Times Of London (uk)
added Jul 24, 2014 06:35
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[Australia, UK] LETTER: CHAPMAN: Still in denial over tobacco packaging

Japan Tobacco International’s Daniel Torras is wrong in claiming that Australia’s recent dramatic fall in smoking prevalence was “consistent with pre-existing trends” ... Like Monty Python’s Black Knight talking about “just a flesh wound” after losing all
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 23, 2014 20:58
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