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[Australia] John Ibrahim's son cleared of role in tobacco smuggling ring

The prosecution alleges the money, then handed to an undercover police officer in the Sackville Hotel car park, was payment or part-payment for the illegal importation of cigarettes. The court was played CCTV footage of the exchange, which magistrate Be
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Dec 10, 2018 18:24
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[Australia] New Zealand national deported after failed attempt to smuggle tobacco through Perth International Airport

A 23-year-old has been put back on a flight to Kuala Lumpur after failing in his bid to smuggle 54 kilograms of molasses tobacco through Perth International Airport.Australian Border Force officers uncovered 54 one kilogram packets of the undeclared tobac
PerthNow (au)
added Dec 10, 2018 15:45
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[UK] Suffolk County Council reduces tobacco investment but fails to commit to withdrawing entirely

pension fund committee revealed British American Tobacco was the seventh highest investment for pension funds at £12.4million – down from £16m earlier in 2018.But tobacco investments still totalled £25.7m in Suffolk – 0.9% of the total pension investments
East Anglian Daily Times (uk)
added Dec 10, 2018 15:37
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[UK] Cigars in focus

The latest figures from analysts at Nielsen suggest the UK cigar market is still worth about £200m a year, despite decades of health-driven disapproval. And cigars come with double the profit margin of cigarettes, so there is a clear motivation to persuad
Talking Retail (uk)
added Dec 12, 2018 00:13
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[Australia, Philippines] Death rates from cancer will fall in Australasian countries and Russia in 2018

However, a greater proportion of the population will die in Russia from the disease than in any of the other countries, mainly because of the large numbers of men who still smoke.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 11, 2018 03:56
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] E-cigarette makers using aggressive marketing tactics

Makers of e-cigarettes are employing an active marketing strategy, reaching out directly to consumers, industry officials said Monday. KT&G, Philip Morris Korea and British American Tobacco Korea have all set up departments to exclusively promote sales o
Korea Herald (kr)
added Dec 10, 2018 15:53
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[Africa, Kenya] Has the ban on shisha really worked?

Shisha is the trend that hit Kenya and swept major towns, turning innocent souls into drug addicts in the name of trying to fit in. Shisha dens in city estates were patronised by teenagers from the age of 17 to adults over 50. Shisha smokers suffered a
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Dec 10, 2018 00:56
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[Ireland] Legal fug gives green light to young smokers

Delays introducing legislation covering the sale of electronic cigarettes to under-18s could lead to young people vaping and becoming addicted to nicotine, anti-tobacco campaigners have claimed, writes Sean Pollock. The
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 10, 2018 21:17
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[India] Tobacco free govt buildings gets NOTE approval

National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) India has applauded the decision of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to declare government offices and buildings ‘Tobacco Free’. In a letter written by Union Health Secretary, Preeti Sudan to
Oherald -Herald-Goa (in)
added Dec 9, 2018 21:44
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[Canada] Cancer society calling on province to ban promotion, advertising of e-cigarettes

Concerned about increasing rates of youth smoking and vaping, the Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the province to ban promotion and advertising of e-cigarettes
Regina (Sas) Leader-Post (ca)
added Dec 11, 2018 23:29
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