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[Gibraltar, Spain] New law puts squeeze on tobacco smugglers

Gibraltar Government will make it illegal to conceal cigarettes in cars and motorbikes, or to drive a vehicle stashed with tobacco. The move is the latest step to clamp down on cigarette smuggling across the border into Spain. It comes just weeks after th
Gibraltar Chronicle (gi)
added Jan 31, 2014 14:47
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[Australia] Cops smash massive illicit tobacco ring that was 'used to fund drug purchases'

THE biggest organised illicit tobacco importation syndicate in Australia's history has been busted, police revealed. Trident Taskforce charged 10 people and seized 71 tonnes of tobacco and 80 million cigarettes stashed in 16 shipping containers that came
The Australian (au)
added Oct 24, 2013 13:13
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[New Zealand] Inside the gates at Big Tobacco's happy place

In the face of increasing pressure from anti-smoking lobbyists, the three main players in New Zealand's tobacco industry - British American Tobacco, Imperial and Philip Morris - are all still raking it in.
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Oct 13, 2013 01:09
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Smoking wanes in Uzbekistan

The number of male smokers in Uzbekistan has decreased from 30% in 2002 to 22% today, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Only 3% of its female population smokes, Health Ministry spokesman Furkat Sadykov said.
CentralAsiaOnline.com (USCENTCOM--U.S. Department of Defence)
added Oct 3, 2013 15:45
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[Europe, Malta] Jury still out on police reluctance to press charges against Dalli

Dalli indicated as bribe’s ‘author’ in charges against Silvio Zammit – so why did police not press charges against Dalli before change in government?
Malta Today (mt)
added Oct 1, 2013 00:46
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[UK] Council Signs Tobacco Declaration To Safeguard Public

Bath & North East Somerset Council is one of the first local authorities in the South West to publicly declare its intention to protect residents’ health from the risks associated with smoking tobacco.
NOW Bath (uk)
added Sep 18, 2013 08:36
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[Georgia (Country)] Excise tax on tobacco to increase in Georgia

Excise tax on tobacco will increase in Georgia from September 1, Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri said after the meeting of parliament on June 20.
AzerNews (az)
added Jun 21, 2013 12:54
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[France, Saudi Arabia] KURDI: Smoking without smoking

If the choice is between not smoking at all and smoking e-cigarettes, clearly it is better not to smoke at all. But if it is a choice between smoking tobacco and puffing nicotine-free e-cigarettes, the equation is not nearly so straightforward.
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Jun 2, 2013 11:18
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[Fiji] Tobacco regulation to increase areas of smoking prohibition

A Tobacco Control Regulation is expected to come into effect in July this year which will cover more areas where smoking is prohibited. A briefing with stakeholders was held in Lautoka in relation to Tobacco Control Regulation 2012 which was gazetted th
FijiVillage.com (fj)
added May 13, 2013 03:13
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Cuba cigar auction raises money for health system

An auction of luxury cigar humidors in Cuba fetched $1.1 million, which will go toward the public health system, the state news agency said Sunday. The sale came at an international cigar festival attended by celebrities such as American actor Danny Glo
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 6, 2013 12:04
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