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[Asia, India] Government to curb rise in illegal tobacco trade

Minister of State for Commerce , Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that ways were being explored to stop tobacco production in the country and rovide alternatives to the tobacco farmers. Sitharaman said that legal import of cigarettes were less than thos
New Indian Express (in)
added Aug 9, 2016 14:34

[Afghanistan, Asia] Pakistan losing billions in revenues due to sale of smuggled cigarettes

Pakistan is losing billions of rupees in the annual excise revenue due to large scale and organised smuggling of internationally renowned brands into Pakistan via Afghanistan...brands like Benson & Hedges, Dunhill, Marlboro, Pine etc. are proliferating am
Daily Times (pk)
added Aug 8, 2016 20:27

Philip Morris International Launches New Initiative to Fight Smuggling and Related Crimes; Pledges USD 100 Million to Fund Projects

a major new initiative — “PMI IMPACT” — to help confront smuggling and related crimes. The centerpiece of PMI IMPACT is a prestigious council of external independent experts whose seven members have impeccable credentials in the fields of law, anti-corru
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 27, 2016 11:30

[Europe] 10 key changes for tobacco products sold in the EU(*)

1) Larger and mandatory pictorial health warnings / 2) Ban on cigarettes and RYO with characterising flavours / 3) Replacement of TNCO labelling / 4) No more promotional or misleading packages / 5) Mandatory electronic reporting on ingredients / 6) Safety
Europa - European Commission
added May 20, 2016 20:02

[Canada] Kahnawake and Six Nations Exercising Inherent Right to Participate in Tobacco Trade

As First Nations, Kahnawà:ke and Six Nations have the legal right to produce, distribute, and trade tobacco. Any attempt to regulate or restrict a First Nation from manufacturing and participating in inter-Nation trade within the tobacco industry is an a
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Apr 6, 2016 21:46

[Asia, Mid-east] PHOTOS: ISIS Publicly Flogs 3 ‘Cigarette Smugglers’ in Zuba City, Iraq

ISIS militants publicly whips three men charged with smuggling cigarettes, which are considered "haram," or forbidden, by ISIS. The men who caught the alleged smugglers are ISIS religious police, known as "Hisbah." Hisbah is short for “Rijaal al-hisbah”
added Mar 27, 2016 21:10

[New York] Sovereign Immunity For Tribal Officials At Risk ($$)

Tribal officials have long relied on the doctrine of official sovereign immunity...In at least two circuit courts, the doctrine is imperiled and its future use to... Native American Distributing v. Seneca-Cayuga Tobacco Co., was the first to change course
added Feb 26, 2016 19:58

[Illinois] Aldermen block Emanuel tobacco tax hike proposal

Opponents of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes in Chicago to 21 and hike a series of tobacco taxes blocked a vote Wednesday after the mayor tried to jump-start the measure by pledging to crack down on illegal smoke sales.
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 10, 2016 22:44

[Africa, UK, USA] British American Tobacco: Members of US Congress call for investigation into tobacco

The bribery allegations, first revealed by The Independent on Sunday and the BBC, are in a dossier of claims passed to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office by Paul Hopkins, a BAT whistleblower who worked in Africa for BAT for 13 years. Experts described Mr Hop
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 7, 2016 18:07

[New York] EDITORIAL: Sin tax rationale goes up in smoke

skyrocketing cigarette smuggling, which now accounts for 58 percent of the market in New York, the highest rate in the nation, according to the Mackinac Center...should be fair and broad, not targeted at certain politically unpopular people and industries
Rome (NY) Daily Sentinel
added Jan 20, 2016 22:56
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