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[District of Columbia] How D.C. smokers and stores are responding to $2-a-pack cigarette tax hike

The drop in legal sales and spike in black market “loosies” are the result of $2-a-pack increase in cigarette taxes that took effect last month, making the nation’s capital one of the most expensive places to be a smoker. The total taxes add up to nearly
Washington Post
added Nov 23, 2018 16:49
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[South Africa] COHEN: SMOKIN’ Illicit cigarettes: the evil burning down SA’s economy ($$)

The boom in the illicit cigarette trade coincides with skulduggery at the country’s revenue service, Sars, under former tax commissioner Tom Moyane, who was recently fired at the recommendation of the Nugent inquiry. How is it that a parallel illicit bus
BusinessLive (za)
added Dec 4, 2018 13:12
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[Europe] CARUANA: EU Court of Justice Upholds Ban on Snus

This morning the European Court of Justice (ECJ), announced its decision to maintain the EU ban on snus, the oral tobacco product which has helped millions of Scandinavians quit smoking.
Vaping Post (ch)
added Nov 27, 2018 02:08
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[Europe, UK] EU court stands by ban on Swedish tobacco product 'snus'

he European Union’s top court on Wednesday stood by an EU ban on the sale of snus, a moist snuff tobacco product made by Swedish Match, in line with advice earlier this year. Snus is banned in all EU countries except Sweden, which gained an exemption whe
Reuters
added Nov 23, 2018 22:10
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[Australia] Smoker who killed a surgeon in a cowardly one-punch attack after he told him to put out his cigarette outside a hospital is found guilty

Joseph Esmaili was found guilty of the manslaughter of Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann on Wednesday after a four-week trial. Esmaili, 24, attacked the 41-year-old Mr Pritzwald-Stegmann at Box Hill Hospital in May 2017 after the surgeon told him to stop smoki
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 1, 2018 21:05
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Tobacco lobby and smugling in Mexico

Although Codentify was created by PMI, the company decided to give its license free to three of its competitors. Together they began to exert pressure so that, worldwide, different governments adopted this system as a global tobacco tracking method.
openDemocracy.net (uk)
added Nov 28, 2018 23:15
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[Europe, Ukraine] Smuggling probe launched as loose barge with millions of cigarette packs washes ashore near Odesa

Schemes were earlier revealed of cigarette smuggling across the land border with EU countries, where prices for the smokes can be up to ten times higher than those in Ukraine.
UNIAN Information Agency (ua)
added Nov 23, 2018 01:54
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[New Jersey, New York] 21 PEOPLE INDICTED IN $15 MILLION TAX FRAUD SCHEME THAT FORGED MILLIONS OF TAX STAMPS FOR CIGARETTES FROM NORTH CAROLINA (PDF)

Takedown by Bronx DA, New York State Tax Dept., Homeland Security Investigations and NJ Treasury Office of Criminal Investigation Yields Equipment and Trove of Forged Tax Stamps ... indictments charging 21 people with forging millions of cigarette ta
State of New Jersey
added Dec 4, 2018 17:58
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[Georgia (Country)] Georgian government allows cigarette smuggling from Abkhazia, Gali residents say

The Georgian government has unofficially given Gali residents a green light for smuggling cigarettes, likely as part of the election campaign, according to locals DFWatch spoke to. They have received explicit messages from Georgian law enforcers, they sa
Democracy & Freedom Watch (ge)
added Dec 4, 2018 13:11
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[Michigan] Mich. Says Tribe Doesn’t Deserve Win In Tax Authority Suit ($$)

Michigan state officials have slammed a Native American community’s quick win bid in a suit over the state’s tax authority, saying the community had provided information that was inaccurate or unsupported...
Law360
added Nov 21, 2018 02:59
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