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[Africa, East Africa, Uganda] Experts speak out on tobacco industry bribery claims

The war against smoking will still be won, despite recent revelations that the tobacco industry has been using bribes to influence policy, experts have said. According to a recent BBC investigation, British American Tobacco (BAT) paid bribes to official
The New Vision (ug)
added Jan 8, 2016 22:14

[Europe] Big tobacco tries to put its stamp on new packaging

Tobacco lobbyists have joined forces in a bid to stop the European Commission from signing up a Swiss company to provide advanced “track and trace” technology to combat cigarette smuggling. The fight is intensifying at the EU level as the European Parli
added Nov 27, 2015 10:09

[New York] CRUDELE: How the government wasted tobacco’s $200B windfall

So, Albany is missing out on billions from smuggled cigarettes, losing out on tax from the smokes the Native Americans are selling, and shouldering the cost of bonds foolishly issued to back Master Settlement money it might never see. I called state Att
New York Post
added Oct 20, 2015 13:22

Pending Federal Legislation on Tobacco Issues

Includes Obama's 94-cent-per-pack tax increase, bills on e-cig marketing, packaging, more
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Sep 23, 2015 17:00

[New York] Details of Virginia cigarette raid, released

Five men have been federally indicted, another is on the run and two local business were shut down all due to an alleged cigarette smuggling operation. Mohammed Abdo Elbrati is listed as the lead defendant in the case for allegedly buying nearly 2 milli
WHAG-TV NBC25 - (Hagerstown, MD)
added Sep 21, 2015 21:53

[Belarus, Ukraine] Smugglers try to smuggle 300 bags full of cigarettes from Zakarpattia region to Slovakia

"All cigarettes were made in Belarus (Grodno tobacco factory Neman) […] The finding of the cigarettes indicates insufficient control on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border," the report says.
Interfax Ukraine (ua)
added Jul 27, 2015 10:57

[Africa, Nigeria] OGUNLADE: Tobacco: Imperative of circumspect regulation

the entire tobacco industry has agreed that tobacco production, sale, promotion and consumption among others need to operate within a legal and properly regulated framework....the tobacco industry itself is one of the most aggressive advocates of tobacco
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added Apr 14, 2015 15:09

[Cuba, USA] No Cigar Yet, but Take Your Mark

Normal relations with Cuba will take time, but brand owners can act now.
added Mar 20, 2015 13:15

[California] Jury Convicts Major Tobacco Distributor In $16 Million Excise Tax Fraud Scheme

Kim was responsible for bringing over $35 million in untaxed other tobacco products (“OTP”) into the State of California...Kim went to great lengths to conceal his OTP purchases from the State. He used front companies, set up by others at his direction,
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Mar 8, 2015 16:35

[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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