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[California] EDITORIAL: Growing state budget surplus undercuts case for raising taxes

But as we always warn, boosting cigarette taxes also would increase the black market, which especially afflicts the poor. If the economy remains this productive, we hope any talk of tax increases next year is snuffed out like a cigarette butt.
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise
added Nov 27, 2015 01:42

[Africa, South Africa] Illegal cigarettes worth R4.2m seized

South African Revenue Services (SARS) officials seized R4,2 million worth of illegal cigarettes in two separate raids on the same day earlier this week, the agency said on Wednesday. The raids occurred on Monday November 23 at the Grobler’s Bridge border
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:28

[Wisconsin] A tossed cigarette can lead to OWI arrest, State Supreme Court rules

A cigarette butt tossed on a highway by a passenger can get drivers pulled over and arrested, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a case closely followed by police trying to crack down not on littering, but drunken driving.
Milwaukee (WI) Journal-Sentinel
added Nov 25, 2015 17:17

[UK] Dog sniffs out more than 480 illegal tobacco goods in Bedfordshire during crackdown

MORE than 480 illegal tobacco products have been discovered in Bedfordshire by a sniffer dog during a recent police and council operation. Central Bedfordshire Council targeted five shops across Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Biggleswade suspected of sel
Luton & Dunstable Express (uk)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:02

[Michigan] LaFAIVE/NESBIT: $1 Cigarette Tax Hike Helps Smugglers, Not Health Outcomes

research by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and others has shown how very high tobacco taxes come with negative unintended consequences — and don’t necessarily improve health outcomes either.
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Nov 25, 2015 17:01
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[Indiana] Driver Flips Cigarette Out Window, Lands In Jail On Drug Charges

Deputy Matt Bush was patrolling on Interstate 65 near the Columbus exit at about 3 a.m. Saturday, when he noticed that the car in front of him didn't have a working license plate light and the driver threw a lit cigarette out the window.
WBIW 1340 AM (Bedford, IN)
added Nov 24, 2015 20:37

[Asia, Pakistan] Deconstructing big tobacco

tobacco not only earns forex but contributes the most to Pakistan’s excise tax base. Unfortunately, there are two main problems that have capped the growth of this industry – illegal cigarettes and lack of agricultural credit.
(Karachi, Pakistan) Business Recorder (pk)
added Nov 24, 2015 04:02

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia] Scouring rubbish bins and garbage dumpsites to uncover illicit cigarette industry

What initially started as “litter bin sampling”, led investigators to uncover the extent and depth of the problem of illicit cigarette trade. “Intelligence gathering helps in identifying the chain link and our role is to assist the authorities in any way
Rakyat Post (my)
added Nov 23, 2015 17:53

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Philippines] Home-grown militants link to cigarette smuggling uncovered

a recent intelligence report commissioned by industry players concluded that home-grown militants have also resorted to such smuggling activities to fund their terror activities in the region. Organised crime syndicates are involved in illicit cigarette s
Rakyat Post (my)
added Nov 23, 2015 17:51

[UK-Wales] Pensioner who sold counterfeit tobacco had more than £4,000 in cash when he was stopped in a pub

A pensioner was found with more than £4,000 in cash as well as fake tobacco and wrongly labelled cigarettes when he was stopped by council and police officers in a pub in Blackwood. Michael Khakias, 70, from Penallta, Ystrad Mynach, also sold a council o
WalesOnline (uk)
added Nov 23, 2015 15:32
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