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[Canada] U of T researchers demonstrate that raising tobacco taxes will not spark contraband market (PDF)

Ontario has the lowest tobacco tax rate in Canada and the highest contraband use. The study attributes this ostensible anomaly to easy access, insufficient enforcement and penalties, organized criminal activity and misconceptions about “legal” purchase o
Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (ca)
added Feb 19, 2015 21:34
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[USA] Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, customers say

Most people won’t travel on a regular basis to buy cigars, said Otero, who works at Guantanamera Cigars Co in Miami’s Little Havana. “If anything, it might create a cigar boom because it’s going to pique interest again.” Licensed American travelers to C
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Dec 25, 2014 11:35
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[New York, Virginia] NYC man busted with 500,000 untaxed cigarettes in his van

He admittedly boasted of his earnings to police, and told investigators he peddled the smokes across Staten Island and Brooklyn about every 10 weeks... “I go to Virginia every 10 weeks, I make $5,000 to $7,000 on a load, a carton sells between $40 to $50
New York Post
added Dec 18, 2014 07:30
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[New York] Did Anti-Tobacco Laws Kill Eric Garner?

New York City’s leading smokers' rights activist, Audrey Silk, says anti-tobacco politicians have blood on their hands ... “The antismokers from Bloomberg on down are standing there like frozen statues - ‘don’t look at me, don’t look at me’ - because the
U.S. News & World Report
added Dec 8, 2014 15:37
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[New York] OLSON: Bootleg cigarettes, Prohibition and the death of Eric Garner

I noted at yesterday’s Repeal Day panel at Cato that according to figures last year, New York’s unusually high cigarette taxes had brought it an unusual distinction: an estimated 60 percent of consumption there is of smuggled or illegal cigarettes, much
Overlawyered.com/
added Dec 7, 2014 18:04
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UWIMANA: I SPENT A DAY WITH A GUY SELLING ILLEGAL CIGARETTES ON THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

He tells me his name is Debo Lato. He’s 51 and his “office” is just outside the bodega, right in front of the spot where Garner was killed on July 17. A makeshift memorial—candles, cards, and flowers—still rests on the spot where Garner, a six-foot-three
Vice.com
added Oct 23, 2014 16:26
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Malaysia commended for tobacco controls

the government excluded tobacco products from the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. International Tobacco Control Project (ITCP) director Dr Mary Assunta Kolandai said by doing so the government had sent a message that tobacco is diff
Sun Daily (my)
added Sep 4, 2014 14:57
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[Botswana, Zimbabwe] Zim illegal immigrants charged with smuggling cigarettes

The state alleges further that the three men were found in possession of 749 cartons of Sivelles cigarettes, which were acquired outside Botswana without any declaration certificate. The men pleaded guilty to the charges.
Mmegi (bw)
added Aug 22, 2014 07:14
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[Botswana] FIGHTING ILLICIT TOBACCO TRADE

The Anti Tobacco Network of Botswana (ATNB) has reiterated its commitment to fight illicit tobacco trade in the country. The organisation held a press conference this week to brief the media about tobacco activities and policies. They also enlightened jo
The Voice [The Francistowner] (bw)
added Aug 1, 2014 19:28
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[Africa, Uganda] Traders’ body denounces tobacco control bill

He said if the bill was passed in its current form, it would cost Ugandans billions of shillings in taxes, let alone jobs to hundreds of farmers growing tobacco in north-western Uganda. “One of the problems is that our brothers from the neighbouring cou
The Observer (ug)
added May 29, 2014 00:04
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