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Cheap Cigarettes Are Burning Greece's Finances

Greeks could smoke, drink and gamble their way out of their next financial hole, if only they were taxed on all of it... “Illicit cigarette and bulk tobacco trade strips the Greek state from significant revenue each year that could be used for paying pens
Bloomberg News
added Feb 8, 2016 16:41
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[Europe, Ireland] O’Reilly criticises EC’s transparency in dealings with tobacco firms

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has strongly criticised the European Commission’s refusal to make its dealings with the tobacco industry more transparent, following an investigation by her office. A report by Ms O’Reilly in October sharply criticised t
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:07
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[Canada] Ontario Creating New Enforcement Team to Combat Contraband Tobacco Province Strengthening Enforcement and Collaboration

Located within the OPP's Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, the new team will be dedicated to investigating the smuggling and trafficking of contraband tobacco and will work closely with local, provincial, national and international enforcement agencies
Ontario, Canada (ca)
added Feb 8, 2016 16:05
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[UK, USA] BAT faces call for inquiry into African bribery claims ($$)

American politicians have called on prosecutors to investigate allegations that British American Tobacco paid off politicians in Africa to protect its reputation and avoid inquiries into the harm caused by its products. In a letter to the US Department o
Times Of London (uk)
added Feb 8, 2016 15:06
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[Europe] CHILDERS: EU should confine tobacco agreement to dustbin

The infamous PMI Agreements on fake and smuggled cigarettes between the EU, member states and the tobacco industry...We have empowered the industry to self-police cigarette smuggling without independent verification. Therefore, it will come as no surpris
The Parliament Magazine (be)
added Feb 8, 2016 14:59
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[South America/Caribbean] Sneaking a Smoke / Paraguay's Tobacco Business Fuels Latin America's Black Market ($$)

One particular sector seems to play a significant role in the nation's corruption-related challenges—Paraguay's tobacco industry. According to a 2009 study by Uruguay’s Tobacco Epidemic Research Center (CIET), Paraguay accounts for approximately 11 perce
Foreign Affairs
added Feb 7, 2016 21:39
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[Africa, South Africa] Suspected cigarette kingpins nabbed

Four men, suspected to be kingpins in the illicit cigarette trade, have appeared in court in connection with dealing in illegal cigarettes worth more than R1.5 million, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said on Friday.
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Feb 7, 2016 20:58
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[New York] CRIME BLOTTER: Man Punches Smoker For Throwing Cigarette Pack in Trash

The smoker was puffing on a cigarette outside High Dive bar on Fifth Avenue and Carroll St. at 10:35 p.m. on Jan. 24 when the 44-year-old man approached the smoker "aggressively" about discarding his empty pack in a nearby trash can, according to the rep
DNAinfo
added Feb 7, 2016 20:57
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[China] Hong Kong Customs conducts special operation against illicit cigarette activities before Chinese New Year

Customs believes that people engaged in illicit cigarette activities will try to replenish stocks before Chinese New Year, and mounted the special operation with a view to combating these activities.
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Feb 7, 2016 18:14
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[Africa, South Africa] Accusations of espionage, sabotage in tobacco industry

Small manufacturers in the tobacco industry have taken on big business, accusing multi-national cigarette companies of corporate espionage and sabotage, and claiming to have the evidence to prove it. The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita)
Eyewitness News (za)
added Feb 7, 2016 18:13
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