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[Ireland] Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report

The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas says that the industry is maximising profits by targeting the ‘vulnerable’ in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
The Journal.ie (ie)
added Mar 9, 2018 14:54
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[Africa, South Africa] Secondhand smoking kills more women than men

Nearly 600 000 women died from secondhand smoke-related deaths in 2016, more than double the number of men during the same period Picture: File Twice as many women die of exposure to second-hand smoke as men, according to the global Tobacco Atlas launche
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 9, 2018 14:50
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Appalling geo-politics at @WCTOH2018 where China seems to have bullied the conference organisers to exclude Taiwanese delegates AFTER they arrived in South Africa.

Full compensation & apology required
Twitter
added Mar 9, 2018 00:41
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[Europe, USA] EU prepares measures to counter US new tariffs

The former French economy minister said that "immediate" retaliatory measures would include European tariffs on US exported oranges, tobacco and bourbon, and goods which he said were mainly produced in constituencies held by Trump's Republican party.
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 13, 2018 14:38
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[UK] Shop in Huddersfield caught selling fake cigs containing asbestos and rat poison

International Express at John William Street has been banned from selling alcohol by Kirklees Council. Bizarrely, it can still sell cigarettes and tobacco as shops do not need a licence for that. Police seized a haul of counterfeit and non-UK cigarette
Huddersfield Daily Examiner/icHuddersfield (uk)
added Mar 11, 2018 21:25
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[Uzbekistan] Uzbek sports sector to get investments from "anti-sports" sources ($$)

TREND News Agency (az)
added Mar 11, 2018 21:17
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[Asia] Smoking on rise among young working women in urban India: Survey

The survey was conducted to ascertain the smoking behaviour/pattern in young working women, many of whom consider it as a ‘stress buster.’ “Growing number of young working women (mostly with high paying jobs and an active life) are indulging in social sm
Times of India
added Mar 11, 2018 21:15
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[Canada] Ontario tobacco taxation is contributing to a growing contraband market

An EY review of tobacco tax policy in Ontario shows tax rate increases are reducing revenue for the province as consumers turn to a growing contraband market. The provincial government introduced a $3 per carton price increase in February 2016, followed
EY
added Mar 11, 2018 19:33
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[Europe] VIDEO: Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

Illicit trade in tobacco is a substantial problem, with an estimated volume size as 490 billion sticks. Excluding China, every 1 in 9 cigarettes that is lit across the world is illicit. Euromonitor is noticing increased activity in both illicit whites and
You Tube
added Mar 11, 2018 16:47
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[Canada] O’RIORDAN: Taxing tobacco and cannabis: history learned – or forgotten?

Smoking prevalence did not decrease by anywhere near the reduction in legal tobacco sales. The huge price increase created a profit incentive for smugglers of contraband tobacco. Many smokers switched to much lower-priced contraband. In 1994, Statistics C
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Mar 11, 2018 16:46
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