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[Asia, Palestine] Report: Palestinian Women Smuggling Huge Quantities of Cheap Tobacco From Jordan

The amount of tobacco being smuggled from Jordan into Palestine is “much bigger” than the amount being stopped by PA customs, according to a Palestinian official. “Women mostly are the ones who are carrying out the smuggling,” Mohammed Rabih, an assistan
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Aug 31, 2015 20:49
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[Asia, China] How increased excise duty on cigarettes has made the Indian market vulnerable for Chinese brands

According to Euromonitor International data, India's share of illicit cigarettes was 19 per cent in 2014, up from 12 per cent in 2006. Only 12 per cent of tobacco consumption is in the form of duty-paid cigarettes, with the rest accounted for by lightly
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 31, 2015 19:47
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Ireland's oldest tobacco shop to stub out cigarettes

Eleanor Purcell, who runs Cahill’s on Wickham Street in Limerick city centre, says that with an upsurge in smuggled cigarettes, it no longer makes financial sense to keep them on. Opened in 1870, Cahill’s sells more than 50 varieties of tobacco, snuff a
Limerick Leader (ie)
added Aug 31, 2015 13:02
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[New York] Public Health Study Finds 15 Percent of Cigarettes Sold in NYC Have Illegal Tax Stamps

Licensed tobacco retailers throughout New York City are selling a substantial number of cigarette packs carrying either counterfeit or out-of-state tax stamps, finds an investigation by NYU public health researchers. These illegal cigarette sales are mo
New York University
added Aug 31, 2015 12:56
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[New York] 15% Of NYC Cigarettes Are From Out Of State, Which Throws A Wrench In The City's Stop Smoking Initiative

"Our research found that illegal cigarettes are regularly available over the counter in New York City," said study author Diana Silver..."Taxes on packs sold with counterfeit or out-of-state tax stamps are not being recouped by the city and the state."
Medical Daily
added Aug 31, 2015 12:55
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[Africa, Kenya, Tanzania] Nairobi protests Dar demand on tobacco

Kenya complains that Tanzania demands that 75 per cent of the inputs into tobacco exports must be from the exporting state, contrary to the EAC Treaty. In the revised rules, the value threshold has been lowered from 35 per cent to 30 per cent on local im
East African Standard (ke)
added Aug 31, 2015 12:11
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[Hungary, Romania] Hungarian tax authority busts cigarette smugglers - Thug life in action

The excise officials of Hungary’s National Tax and Customs Office (NAV) have on Monday discovered 1,300 packs of cigarettes without tax stamps in two buses with Romanian licence plates. The packets were confiscated, NAV reported on its website.
Portfolio online financial journal (hu)
added Aug 31, 2015 12:09
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Here's How Often New Yorkers Pay Full Price For Illegal Cigarettes

A study finds that 15 percent of packs sold over the counter bear illegal tax stamps. Even for nonsmokers, that’s a lot of dollars lost...New York state could also start using digital tax stamps, which are easier for enforcers to read and much harder to c
CityLab (The Atlantic)
added Aug 30, 2015 23:43
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[Belgium, UK] Murdered self-styled lord and Mayfair club owner David West died penniless after losing £100million booze cruise fortune

West rose to become the 'king of the booze cruises' in the 1990s after opening a greasy spoon restaurant in Zeebrugge selling cheap drink and cigarettes to Britons before they headed home.... In 2007 he made headlines after he hired Cherie Blair to mount
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 30, 2015 22:26
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Over-the-counter sales of out-of-state and counterfeit tax stamp cigarettes in New York City

Results Over 15% of packs purchased had out-of-state (4.5%) or counterfeit tax stamps (10.6%). Purchases resulted in at least one illegal pack obtained in 70% of neighbourhoods, largely from independent stores. In 21.5% of sampled neighbourhoods, it was
Tobacco Control
added Aug 28, 2015 19:59
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