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Should The US Track Cigarettes Nationally?

A federal program that let law enforcement trace cigarette packs from manufacturer to consumer would reduce interstate trafficking and boost the public health benefits of state cigarette tax policies, researchers say. Without a national tracking system i
added Dec 28, 2013 01:30

[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Brazil Bans Manufacture, Sale of Fake Cigarettes

The manufacture and sale of imitation cigarettes, especially those targeting children, will be banned in Brazil beginning in June 2014. The ruling, signed Thursday by President Dilma Rousseff, is yet another government initiative to reduce the number of
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Dec 28, 2013 00:57

[Asia, USA] Israel becomes 42nd country to sign international protocol against tobacco smuggling

The ministry called illegal trade in tobacco a worldwide problem, as the proceeds are used to fund terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and other criminal organizations, as well as in money laundering. ... US, however, has not yet signed even the FC
Jerusalem Post
added Dec 25, 2013 21:45

[Massachusetts] Cheap cigarettes lure shoppers to New Hampshire

“I live in Lawrence and I come here for cigarettes all the time. I don’t even buy cigarettes in Massachusetts,” Christiane Petty said. “Packs cost almost $9 in Massachusetts. Here, they are probably around $6.” Petty admits she loves New Hampshire. “Th
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Dec 10, 2013 17:02

European Union to sign Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

On 2 December 2013, the European Union (EU), a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), signed the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. This is a very important development in the WHO European Region, also
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 6, 2013 19:00

[New York, Virginia] Cigarette Smuggling: It Adds Up

So no one actually got murdered. But the “Tobacco Trail” continues to tempt crooks large and small, frustrating law enforcement, hurting honest small-business owners, and costing states a fortune in lost tax revenue. Oh, and cigarettes will still kill yo
Pacific standard magazine and
added Dec 6, 2013 18:42

[UK] Illegal Cigarette Trade Linked to Global Crime

Organised crime gangs across the country are moving in to the illegal cigarette trade. Police and government officials fear that these crimes link back to bigger gangs and terrorists across the world. The lure of this trade is the fact that there is mu
The Asian Today (uk)
added Dec 4, 2013 07:49

[USA] Tobacco: ‘Smoking Gun’ That Shows Real Trans-Pacific Agenda

ALERT!! - I am sounding the alarm. Right now governments and the giant multinational corporations ... contact your members of Congress and tell them you are watching, and you do not want them to yield YOUR right to a representative process that can consid
CityWatch LA
added Oct 8, 2013 14:25

[Hong Kong] $3b in tax revenue `lost to cigarette smuggling'

More than HK$3 billion in tax revenue has been lost to illicit cigarette smuggling, a group of tobacco companies claims.
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Oct 3, 2013 13:03

Malaysian Tax Revenue Going Up in Smoke

study looked at 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region that suffer from tax evasion due to illicit cigarette sales. Australia, with an estimated revenue loss of US$1.14 billion last year, topped the list. Malaysia was second on the list.
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Oct 2, 2013 03:11
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