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[UK] Huge 338,500 illegal cigarette and tobacco stash discovered in Lincoln

Hade Rashed, 26, of Shuttleworth House, Stamp End, admitted handling 338,500 counterfeit cigarettes and 5.5kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs.
Lincolnshire Echo (uk)
added Dec 11, 2017 12:42
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[Asia, Singapore] Fall in smuggling and sale of electronic smoking devices

The number of cases involving electronic smoking devices being sold or smuggled into Singapore has fallen sharply this year, according to statistics from the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). As of November, the HSA has dealt with about 1,400 cases this y
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Dec 11, 2017 17:37
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[New York] Suspected mobster gets prison sentence after pleading guilty to selling untaxed cigarettes

Bradford Wedra, 62, pleaded guilty to trafficking contraband cigarettes in May. Wedra was arrested as part of a massive racketeering bust in August 2016, that implicated 46 gangsters from the Genovese, Gambino, Luchese, Bonanno, and Philadelphia mob fam
New York Daily News
added Dec 12, 2017 01:06
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[New York] Tobacco tax fraud bust nets 14 arrests in Broome County

Fourteen people have been arrested in a sweeping crackdown on sales of untaxed cigarettes... State troopers carried out simultaneous sweeps Thursday night of 11 convenience stores in Broome County. The investigation was described by law enforcement offic
Binghamton (NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin
added Dec 13, 2017 13:36
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[Africa, Mid-east] ABUALHASSAN: A tale of two evils: Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

cigarettes and smoking have become linked to the demise of the self-proclaimed caliphate's territorial holdings....raises critical questions for smokers and policymakers across the Arab world. How did cigarettes become the symbol of liberty, and how much
The New Arab (uk)
added Dec 8, 2017 19:11
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[South Africa] Bongani Mabusela: Cheap tobacco a big problem

Because of illicit trade, the progress that South Africa has achieved in reducing tobacco consumption since 1993 is fast being undone through the availability of cheap tobacco. The provisions of the Tobacco Products Control Act 83, 1993 are becoming aca
The Herald (za)
added Dec 8, 2017 09:48
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[Asia, Pakistan] FBR step leads to enhanced tobacco consumption

The third slab was introduced, on request of the companies, apparently in a bid to control the illicit trade of cigarettes. After the decision, the companies reduced prices of some of their brands, which led to further enhancing consumption , thus earni
The Nation (pk)
added Dec 7, 2017 22:34
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[UK] JTI discriminated against worker, 66, on grounds of age

A tobacco firm discriminated against a 66-year-old employee by refusing to offer him the same redundancy terms as younger staff, a tribunal has ruled. Bernard Barlow worked for Japan Tobacco International (JTI) - formerly known as Gallahers' factory - fo
BBC Online
added Dec 7, 2017 13:27
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Illicit cigarette sales in Indian cities: findings from a retail survey

Conclusion Our estimate of the illicit cigarette market share of 2.73% casts serious doubt on the tobacco industry estimate of 20% and Euromonitor’s estimate of 21.3%.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 12, 2017 01:04
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[Asia, India] Health Department raids wholesale tobacco shops, destroys cigarettes

raided the wholesale tobacco shops located in the Sherpur area. The raid was conducted under the supervision of Dr Andesh Kang, District Food Officer. Cigarette packets were found from these shops. There were no warning boards displayed outside these shop
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added Dec 8, 2017 19:08
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