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[UK] Illegal tobacco seized in Croydon

The counterfeit packets, all of which were found at independent shops and are sold for around £10 each, featured fake packaging from well-known cigarette brands including Marlboro, Dunhill, Rothmans and Mayfair.
Talking Retail (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 13:45
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EXCLUSIVE: Forget coke, try smokes: How tobacco smugglers are flooding Australia with illegal cigarettes costing HALF the price of the legal product - and more arrive with every government-mandated price rise

Sophisticated Lebanese and Asian crime syndicates are flooding Australia with millions of illegal cigarettes and shiploads of tobacco. And there is 'no doubt' massive tax hikes - which will soon push up the price of packets of smokes close to $40 - are
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 15:23
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[UK] Decline in stop smoking aids being prescribed by GPs, says charity

Patients who smoke are being “discriminated against” with a 75% decline in stop smoking aids being prescribed by GPs and pharmacists in England, according to analysis by a charity. The British Lung Foundation claims Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
Press Association (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 14:58
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[UK] Smokers forced to quit on their own after funding cuts

Thousands of smokers are being left without the support they need to quit after prescriptions of products to help them stop plummeted by 75% over the last decade, according to a report. GPs are the most common first port of call for smokers who want to b
The Observer (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 13:42
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[UK] A fifth of people in Ipswich still smoke - one of the highest rates in Britain

A fifth of people living in Ipswich smoke, the Office for National Statistics data shows... OneLife Suffolk are the lead organisation helping people in the county quit smoking, which it says provides “many benefits” including better fitness levels, longer
East Anglian Daily Times (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 13:07
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[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong, Japan] Asian consumers push for right to use smoking alternatives

consumers have formed vape-advocacy organizations in Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Thailand. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations, an umbrella group, is lobbying for change in places including Hong Ko
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:36
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[Belgium, Europe, Malta] AG told to close case in overlong Dalligate bribery prosecution

A high court ruling has declared that the man accused of trading in influence and complicity in the request of a €60 million bribe from a Swedish tobacco company, had his human rights breached when the Attorney General refused to declare his evidence clo
Malta Today (mt)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:32
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[Israel] Palestine: Unregulated tobacco industry on the rise

With high unemployment in the occupied West Bank, Palestinians are turning to the informal tobacco market, in which the required water - restricted by Israel - to cultivate is low and demand is high.
Al Jazeera
added Jul 16, 2018 15:51
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[UK] E-cigarette shop in Clacton helps customers stop smoking

AN e-cigarette shop in Clacton has become the first in the district to offer a service to help people stop smoking. Vaporever, in West Avenue, has signed Provide’s smoking cessation contract and will work with Tendring Council and Essex County Council t
Clacton and Frinton Gazette (uk)
added Jul 14, 2018 09:44
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[Canada] Supreme Court imposes consistency on access to data.

Six months after hearing the arguments, the Supreme Court of Canada today weighed in favour of the provincial government of British Columbia, In a unanimous decision written by Justice Russell Brown, Canada's highest court upset two previous decisions m
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jul 15, 2018 19:45
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