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[Asia-pacific] Customs chief says seizure of black market cigarettes worth HK$2.5 million shows illegal activities in Hong Kong are ‘under control’

said enhanced enforcement had led to a surge in the seizure of untaxed cigarettes. In the department’s latest success, two men were arrested on Wednesday evening after officers stopped them as they were pushing a trolley piled high with boxes containing
South China Morning Post
added May 14, 2018 21:50
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[Europe] Organised crime in Montenegro on rise amid claims of gang links to government

Shooting of reporter in leg ‘latest warning for investigators’... Lakić wrote investigative articles for the newspaper Vijesti about cigarette smuggling, claiming senior police officials were involved in an illegal counterfeit trade. She had received num
The Guardian (uk)
added May 14, 2018 21:50
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[Canada] 353 drivers pulled over in 2 days on Highway 6

A two-day traffic blitz on Highway 6 resulted in hundreds of charges and the seizure of hundreds of thousands of contraband cigarettes. The blitz took place May 2-3 on the nearly 100-kilometre stretch of the highway between Highway 401 and the Port Dove
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added May 14, 2018 21:49
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[Australia] The Government Is Coming for Your Chop Chop

Buried even deeper is a plan to crack down on illegal cigarettes. That’s right, the Government is coming for your chop chop, as well as any other slightly dodgy sources of cheap tobacco you’re relying on in the face of steep price hikes in recent years.
Vice.com
added May 14, 2018 21:49
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[Burma/Myanmar] Three more regions to join smoking-free zone campaign

U Than Sein said that the three regions that will join the no-smoking campaign are Ayeyarwady Region, Bago Region and Mon State. The campaign will be implemented in collaboration with the regional and state governments.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added May 14, 2018 21:49
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Cigarettes account for 6% of Romania’s consumer goods exports

Tobacco products represented 42% of Romania’s total food exports and 6% of the total consumer goods exports, according to data from the National Statistics Institute (INS). Raw and processed tobacco exports reached EUR 730.5 million in 2017, the data sho
Romania Insider (ro)
added May 14, 2018 17:25
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[Asia, India] What are philanthropists doing to fight the anti-smoking battle?

Philanthropists helped fuel smoking-cessation victories in the US. India’s philanthropists could help history repeat in this country
Forbes India (in)
added May 14, 2018 13:40
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Pictorial smoking warnings to become more graphic from December [PHOTOS]

South Korea will change the graphic warnings on cigarette packs in December, the health ministry said Monday, in the latest move to curb smoking. In 2016, South Korea required tobacco companies to put the pictorial warnings on the upper part of both sid
Korea Times (kr)
added May 14, 2018 13:40
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Gov't to mandate graphic warnings on heated tobacco product

Manufacturers of heated tobacco products will be required to replace warnings on their packages in December following government guidelines. The left photo shows the current warning showing only a needle, which many have criticized as an "unclear and ine
Korea Times (kr)
added May 14, 2018 13:39
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[Czech Republic] Czechs smoking less since ban in restaurants took effect

The number of smoked cigarettes fell on average by three a day among Czech smokers several months after the smoking ban in restaurants came into force, Charles University and Teaching Faculty addiction experts have told CTK, referring to the results of a
Prague Daily Monitor (cz)
added May 14, 2018 13:35
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