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[Canada] Kahnawake set to regulate the tobacco industry on the reserve

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) published a draft law last week that would create a commission to oversee every aspect of the industry. ... tobacco traders are looking to legitimize their business in hopes of avoiding future conflicts with police.
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Jul 28, 2014 22:25
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[Korea - South] Tax-exempt tobaccos find its way back in local market

A large amount of Korean cigarettes exempted from taxes for exports are being diverted into the domestic market, according to the Korea Customs Service (KCS) Monday. The KCS said the value of the duty-free cigarettes has reached some 100 billion won ($
Korea Times (kr)
added Jul 28, 2014 17:22
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[Australia] One in five cigarettes smoked in Britain avoids UK tax as holidaymakers stock up abroad

The proportion of cigarettes used in Britain without paying UK duty leapt by more than 40 per cent in the last year, the latest findings from an annual study compiled for tobacco manufacturers claims....But studies in Australia, which introduced plain pa
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 28, 2014 05:03
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[Zimbabwe] FARMERS SMUGGLING TOBACCO INTO ZAMBIA

Tobacco farmers who were stuck with huge stocks following the unexpected early closure of auction floors are smuggling the crop outside the country, it has been learnt. Traditionally, auction floors open in February and close in September, but for the f
Newsdzezimbabwe
added Jul 27, 2014 19:04
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[Spain] Cannabis smokers' clubs make Barcelona new Amsterdam

"This is the safest way to know what I am smoking and at the same time avoid participating in the black market," says Susana, a 27-year-old shop assistant with her curly hair dyed red. Smokers' groups say some 700 such associations have sprung up in Spai
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 27, 2014 18:52
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[Austria] Prison terms for illegal cigarette manufacturers

In what the judge described as the largest financial criminal case ever tried in Austria, the regional court of Wels (Upper Austria), convicted five out of six defendants on Wednesday for illegally manufacturing cigarettes.
The Local Austria (at)
added Jul 24, 2014 10:52
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[Spain] Smoking traffic bust

POLICE in Malaga have detained a man who they caught in flagrante transporting 2,400 packets of cigarettes, 5,584 bags of rolling tobacco and 17 boxes of cigars of various brands; arresting officers calculate the value of the haul to be more than €61,000
Euro Weekly News (es)
added Jul 24, 2014 10:45
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VIDEO: WATCH: Australian Plain Packaging Leads To Explosion In Fake Cigarette Sales

According to a Channel Seven News report (below) about a raid on illegal cigarette sales in a Sydney market, the policy has boosted counterfeiting and smuggling by about 40 percent. Now that cigarette packaging is much easier to copy, seizures of illicit
breitbart.com
added Jul 24, 2014 09:37
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[California] Man accused of stabbing woman near Belmont Park over smoking

A 70-year-old man arrested on suspicion of stabbing a woman near Belmont Park because her smoking bothered him was charged Tuesday with assault with a deadly weapon and making a criminal threat.
KFMB-TV CBS 8 (San Diego, CA)
added Jul 23, 2014 14:07
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] International anti-tobacco group rejects report on illicit trade

Asia-11 Illicit Tobacco Indicator, a report that supposedly details illicit trade in eight Asian countries including the Philippines, was “more myth than fact.” SEATCA called for an outright rejection of the report, saying it was not an independent study
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Jul 23, 2014 14:01
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