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[Korea - North] Diplomats and Deceit: North Korea’s Criminal Activities in Africa (PDF)

North Korean defectors interviewed for this report have claimed that significant quantities of tobacco and cigarettes have also been shipped from Africa to North Korea...diplomats frequently took advantage of duty-free allocations to buy cigarettes and
Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (ch)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:50
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[New Zealand] Call for lower excise taxes

Seymour has called for tobacco-product excise taxes to be lowered, according to a story by Sam Carran for Newstalk ZB. Seymour says that the doubling of such taxes during the past five years has led to an increase in crimes against retailers. Nearly 500
Tobacco Reporter
added Oct 10, 2017 20:42
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia to learn from Australia on tobacco control

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam congratulated the country for significantly reducing smoking among its citizens. “The prevalence of smoking in Australia is only 11 per cent against Malaysia’s 23 per cent. We are very excited to see how Austr
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:40
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Tobacco losing out in India

Farmers in the traditional tobacco-growing areas of the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh are said to be exploring the possibility of switching from tobacco to crops such as Bengal gram. Mechanization has made growing Bengal gram relatively easy and f
Tobacco Reporter
added Oct 10, 2017 20:39
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[Africa, Tanzania] Smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes flood market

Tanzania Cigarette Company in collaboration with the National Environmental Management Council, Tanzania Revenue Authority and the police destroyed contraband and counterfeit cigarettes worth 8.5bn/- in Dar es Salaam last week.
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:36
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[Asia] Philip Morris to fund fight against illegal cigarette trade in India

With illicit cigarettes capturing a fifth of the Indian cigarette market, a global tobacco major has said it will fund proposals under its $100 million global initiative to support third-party projects dedicated to the fight against illegal trade.
The Economic Times (India)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:35
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[UK-Northern Ireland] New bespoke ashtray ballot boxes uses butts to vote

Ballot bins where you vote with a cigarette butt on topical issues could soon be installed in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council area. The ‘bespoke’ bins will have two areas to put out a cigarette and vote on relevant local issues with a windo
Derry Now (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:35
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[Australia] McMILLAN: Have your say on smoke-free places

WE'RE urging Queenslanders to speak out and have their say about smoke-free places across the state to help shape the future of tobacco control in Queensland.
Ipswich Queensland Times (au)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:33
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[Asia, India] Passive smoking hidden risk factor of heart disease

Speaking about this, Dr TS Kler, Chairman, Pushpawati Singhania Heart Institute, New Delhi said, "Passive smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke is a 'hidden' risk factor for heart disease and needs more awareness and attention. Breathing secondhand smo
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:33
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[Canada] Ban on menthol-flavoured tobacco takes a bite out of business, says Regina supplier

Menthol cigarettes are now banned in Canada and local tobacco suppliers have lost a range of products and with that, customer dollars, according to one store owner. Ashok Brahmania, manager of Twin's Smoke Shop Ltd. in Regina, said the store has lost 11
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:33
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