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[South Africa] Illegal cigarette trade costing S.Africa $510 mln a year - study

* Illegal trade spiked under former president Zuma * Investigation into illicit trade dropped by tax agency * Tax boss suspended amid ongoing graft inquiry
Reuters
added Jul 8, 2018 03:01
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[UK] Revealed: Five more holiday destinations ban vaping, with tourists who flout the rules risking fines and even prison

India, the Philippines, Lebanon, Cambodia and Vietnam have all banned vaping / In the past four years there has been a 48 per cent rise in vaping in the UK 2.8m Brits regularly use e-cigarettes, but the WHO doubts their effectiveness
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 8, 2018 02:26
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[UK] IMPERIAL TAKES ON JUUL AS BIG TOBACCO FACES UPSTART RIVAL

CEO Alison Cooper steps up efforts to reassure investors that smoking alternatives are an opportunity rather than a threat. This month the maker of Winston cigarettes is releasing new vaping pods in the U.S. and U.K. containing nicotine salts, which allo
Advertising Age
added Jul 6, 2018 02:42
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[Canada] Renter with more than 11,000 units to ban all smoking, pot or not, for all apartments and patios this fall

"Our buildings will be no-smoking buildings for both cigarette smoke and marijuana," confirmed Sheena Keslick, the vice president of Mainstreet Equity Corp., on Thursday. The smoking ban will also cover medical marijuana and vaping and will extend to t
CBC News (ca)
added Jul 6, 2018 02:25
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[Europe, Spain] Spanish Police Capture Key Members of Russia's `Thieves in Law'

“This group of Armenian criminals that has been caught is simply the largest and most dangerous group in Europe right now,”... The group operated a network to smuggle contraband tobacco produced in Ukraine and Poland and distributed in France, Italy and
Bloomberg News
added Jul 5, 2018 22:43
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[South Africa] Illegal cigarette trade costing S.Africa $510 mln a year - study

South Africa has become one of the biggest markets for illegal cigarette sales and is losing out on 7 billion rand ($514 million) a year in potential tax revenue, a report funded by a tobacco industry group said on Thursday. The study carried out by Ipso
Reuters
added Jul 5, 2018 21:44
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[South Africa] S. Africa Losing $510 Million in Cigarette Tax, Report Says

South Africa has become one of the world’s biggest markets for illicit cigarette sales and is losing about 7 billion rand ($510 million) a year through related tax evasion, according to a report published by the country’s producer-funded Tobacco Institut
Bloomberg News
added Jul 5, 2018 21:43
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WTO Panel Upholds Australia Plain Packaging Policy for Tobacco Products

The dispute ruling itself, issued on Thursday 28 June, numbers nearly 900 pages, and involves one of the most high-profile WTO cases seen in recent years. It has also highlighted the relationship between public health, trade, and intellectual property ri
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Jul 5, 2018 21:02
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[UK-Scotland] Outdoor smoking ban scrapped as councillors agreed to apply 'common sense'

A smoking ban outside street cafes has been stubbed out – after councillors agreed to apply “common sense”. The controversial law – applied on the streets of South Ayrshire – had sparked fury among small businesses. We told last month how traders stoo
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Jul 5, 2018 16:23
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[UK-Wales] Swansea’s Langland Bay goes smoke free

One of Swansea’s most visited coastal bays has become Wales’ third smoke free beach. Langland Bay, a Blue Flag and Seaside Awards-winning site, will be the second beach in Swansea to have a voluntary smoking ban in place. Swansea Council launched a succ
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Jul 5, 2018 16:22
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