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Don’t Get Too Stoked on Cuban Smokes

“Fundamentally, the U.S. Congress controls the embargo on Cuba,” notes Kevin “Kip” Talley, a senior director at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association...It would take a Congressional act to lift the embargo, and while there are cer
Fox Media
added Oct 13, 2015 12:04

[Ireland] Does raising tax on cigarettes actually work?

Despite Dr Reilly’s claims, sharp increases in tobacco excise have been far from the money-spinner the Fine Gael/Labour government has been predicting, a new analysis by shows.
The (ie)
added Oct 11, 2015 17:32
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[New York] Police shutdown marijuana, un-taxed cigarette operation in Montgomery County

Police in Montgomery County have arrested two people after they discovered more than seven pounds of marijuana, un-taxed cigarettes, and fireworks in a home.
WTEN TV ABC Channel 10 (Albany, NY)
added Oct 11, 2015 17:31

Iran gets serious against bootleg cigarettes

Iran has launched a major campaign to stem the flow of contraband cigarettes which account for 25% of imported smokes, a senior official says. The Central Task Force to Combat Smuggling of Commodities and Currency has started the “comprehensive campaign
added Oct 11, 2015 09:31

[Eastern Europe] Crime gangs making 900 per cent profit on illegal cigarettes sold in Ireland

The gangs are flogging the smokes, many of which have been found to contain rat poison, lead, arsenic and even human excrement, on the streets ... It’s estimated one in every four packets sold here has been smuggled into the country illegally – costing
Irish Daily Mirror (ie)
added Oct 11, 2015 09:29

[Indiana] Anti-tax group wants to stub out tax hike on cigarettes

At a hearing on tobacco issues, Paul Blair of Americans for Tax Reform warned against imposing an extra $1 “sin tax” on cigarettes, even though it’s widely favored by health advocates. “Sin taxes are based often on the false premise that they’ll discoura
Greensburg (IN) Daily News
added Oct 10, 2015 13:24

[Canada] Grant: Illegal tobacco is costing Alberta $100M a year

Contraband tobacco is setting up shop in Alberta. That means lost tax revenues for the province, circumvention of health standards and regulations, and easy access to tobacco for minors...Alberta raised tobacco taxes by more than 10 per cent in the spri
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Oct 10, 2015 13:23

[Gibraltar, Spain, UK] Memorandum of Understanding to combat illicit tobacco trade

between HM Customs Gibraltar (HMC) and Philip Morris International (PMI)...This agreement with PMI is further evidence of that commitment to proper regulation and the high regard in which HM Customs Gibraltar is held by commercial and law enforcement coll (es)
added Oct 9, 2015 12:28

[Asia] Will China Concerns Weigh on Consumer Staples Companies?

higher excise taxes on cigarettes, as a result of which tobacco companies are increasing their cigarette prices. Higher prices of cigarettes are leading to lower cigarette volumes. Further, selling of fake versions of the top-branded cigarettes by local r
Zacks Investment Research, Inc.
added Oct 8, 2015 21:12

[Asia, Pakistan] Tax-free cigarettes for rulers

While the manufacturers of the low brands are evading taxes by retailing at the prices below than that printed on the packets, the rulers are causing loss to revenue by enjoying federal excise duty exemption on the cigarettes consumed by them, their frie
The News (pk)
added Oct 8, 2015 11:14
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