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[Australia, New Zealand] Black market warning over tobacco plain packaging

The Health Select Committee today held a briefing on the more than 17,000 submissions on the Smoke-Free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill. The organisation representing grocers warned of dire consequences if the bill passes. "In Aus
nzoom.com (TVNZ)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:48
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[UK] Unions slam Imperial Tobacco closure as a 'cynical ploy' to retain company profits

IMPERIAL Tobacco is facing a backlash after announcing it will close its Lenton factory and cut 540 jobs. It claimed low sales and increased regulation had hit its profits. But it also blamed the growing illicit trade of cigarettes, with research claimin
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:22
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[UK-Scotland] Cigs gang jailed over £28m fraud

SEVEN men have been jailed after HM Revenue and Customs smashed a £28million cigarette smuggling ring.
Evening Times (uk)
added Apr 15, 2014 13:37
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[Wisconsin] Cigarette tax rate variations invite transport into state

The Journal Times asked a Wisconsin Department of Revenue spokeswoman whether the agency considers the purchase of cigarettes in another state, to be brought back into Wisconsin for use, to be smuggling. Assistant Deputy Secretary Jennifer Western respo
Racine (WI) Journal Times
added Apr 14, 2014 12:15
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[UK-Wales] VIDEOS: Wales This Week investigates illicit tobacco

An undercover investigation by ITV Cymru Wales has found that illegal tobacco is easy to obtain and is a growing problem. Wales This Week found it was able to buy illegal brands from several shops, at less than half the price of legal tobacco products.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Apr 14, 2014 08:57
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[Asia, Korea - South, Pakistan] Smuggling of cigarettes damaging country's economy

The Korean cigarette brand PINE is being smuggled into Pakistan since many years and became the single largest smuggled brand available in the country. Despite the hue and cry of many affected parties which includes the Government of Pakistan and KT&G w
ONLINE International News Network (pk)
added Apr 14, 2014 00:32
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Availability of illicit tobacco in small retail outlets before and after the implementation of Australian plain packaging legislation

Overall, packs judged likely to be illicit were sold in response to requests for cheapest available packs on fewer than one percent of occasions. Offers to sell unbranded tobacco were rare. No change in availability of illicit tobacco was observed followi
Tobacco Control
added Apr 11, 2014 12:00
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[UK] Norfolk raids find illegal tobacco in shops and homes

More than 50,000 suspected illegal cigarettes have been seized in raids on shops and homes in a Norfolk resort. Trading standards, supported by revenue and customs officers, carried out the raids in Great Yarmouth on Thursday. Five shops were visited d
BBC Online
added Apr 11, 2014 11:20
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Croatian OAP in court after selling unusual stop smoking treatment

A Croatian OAP is facing possible jail time after he 'helped' people to quit smoking by suffocating them with a towel and blowing smoke into their nose and mouth. The 69-year-old man from southern town of Trogir had advertised his service of helping peop
Croatian Times (uk)
added Apr 11, 2014 11:17
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Tobacco appellants are out of time, rules UK Court of Appeal ($$)

Somerfield and Gallaher chose not to appeal against the Office of Fair Trading’s tobacco fines with their eyes open, a UK court has found, quashing the companies’ right to belatedly appeal against the decision.
Global Competition Review (uk)
added Apr 11, 2014 10:39
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