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[UK] RUSSELL: Nearly half of teenage smokers have bought illegal tobacco, so what are the dangers?

An EU products directive, which came into force in 2016, includes a “tracking and tracing” system that will make it much easier to identify supply chains and the legal status of tobacco on sale in the UK. But of course, that won’t immediately help the te
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 20, 2017 16:50
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[New Zealand] Grower loses battle to have seized tobacco returned

A Motueka grower has lost his lengthy legal battle to have five tonnes of seized tobacco returned to him. The tobacco was seized in 2010 by the Customs Service, because officers suspected it was intended for unlawful manufacture.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:11
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[Europe] Big Tobacco Fumes Over New EU Salvo in Cigarette Smuggling War

A European Union plan to crack down on cigarette smuggling has manufacturers such as British American Tobacco Plc up in arms about red tape, signaling that the bloc’s promise of more business-friendly regulation has clear limits when it comes to smoking.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 19, 2017 15:37
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[Texas] Jury sentences Tobacco Road owner to 90 years in prison after synthetic pot trial

Carter, who owned three Tobacco Road stores in Lubbock, was arrested in May following raids at his home and businesses by police who seized thousands of packets of products containing the chemical compound fluoro-ADB, which was among the chemical structu
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Nov 19, 2017 01:12
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[Norway] Norwegian heiress gets off lightly – with £23,000 drink-driving fine

The heiress was given a 42% share in her family’s investment firm in 2007 and is ranked the world’s second-youngest billionaire...The family’s wealth stems originally from its acquisition of the celebrated Norwegian tobacco company JL Tiedemanns Tobaksfa
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:17
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[Norway] Norwegian billionaire tobacco heiress given $38,750 drunk-driving fine

Katharina G. Andresen is reportedly Norway’s richest woman...Fines for drunken driving in Norway are based on the defendant’s income...Oslo City Court said the penalty could have been up to 40 million kroner ($6.2 million) if based on Andresen’s assets.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 19, 2017 01:13
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[Canada] London Fire brass sound alarm over contraband cigarette dangers after latest fatal blaze

After a second death this year from careless smoking in London, one of the city’s firefighting officials says he’s had enough. More than 20 fires have been caused by careless smoking in 2017 in London alone -- and three of the last four fire-related
London (Ontario) Free Press (ca)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:51
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[Canada] Contraband tobacco use on the rise in Guelph according to study

A study conducted by the Ontario Convenience Store Association shows a jump in contraband tobacco levels in the Guelph area. - Metro Creative photo The level of contraband tobacco in in Guelph rose from 30.3% last year to 34.3% this year, according to re
Guelph (Ont) Mercury (ca)
added Nov 18, 2017 15:47
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[Ireland] Ill Dublin Granny holds €23K worth of cigarettes to clear daughter's drug debt

The 61-year-old suffering with cancer was approached by a man who asked her to keep a total of 46,600 untaxed cigarettes
Dublin Live (ie)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:18
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[Spain] Guardia Civil uncover 250 TONNES of illegal tobacco leaf in Europe’s biggest ever haul

Some six people have been arrested after 250 tonnes of tobacco leaves were seized across eight different addresses in Caceres and Badajoz. The haul has a street value of more than €40 million. The property raids also turned up €23,000 in cash and a car
The Olive Press (es)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:11
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