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[Jamaica] Fake cigarettes contain insects, faeces and dangerous toxins, tobacco boss warns

Marcus Steele, managing director of British American Tobacco-owned Carreras Ltd, is demanding action be taken over the huge global counterfeit cigarette market. With taxes increasing the price of cigarettes more people are turning to fake fags because the
Metro Café (uk)
added Aug 29, 2018 06:45
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Carreras warns against insect parts, faecal matter in illegal cigarettes

MANAGING director of Carreras Limited Marcus Steele has warned that the growing trade in illicit cigarettes poses an even greater threat to the health of consumers, citing industry analysis which indicate that illegal cigarettes have been found to conta
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Aug 29, 2018 06:46
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[Illinois] Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes bill that would have raised the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21

In his veto message, the Republican governor wrote that raising the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 would “push residents to buy tobacco products from non-licensed vendors or in neighboring states.” “Smoking is detrimental to the health of Illinoisan
Chicago Tribune
added Aug 31, 2018 01:30
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[New York] Ex-CDC director Frieden accused of groping woman's buttocks

Frieden became New York City's health commissioner in 2002 and was known for his aggressive measures to attack chronic diseases. In 2003, New York banned smoking in almost all workplaces, a precedent-setting move that inspired other cities to do the same
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 26, 2018 16:10
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[Washington] Wash. Liquor, Cannabis Official Tossed From Cig Sale Suit

A federal judge has let a Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board lieutenant escape a suit from Native American tribe members over confiscated commercial cigarettes, finding that there was a legal warrant for the seizure, among other things. U.S. Dist
Law360
added Aug 26, 2018 16:47
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[UK] Big tobacco has 'hoodwinked' governments worldwide and is secretly fuelling the cigarette black market, leaked documents reveal

Leaked documents reveal the lengths cigarette manufacturers go to in order to undermine the Illicit Trade Protocol; an international agreement that was set up in 2012 to ensure tobacco companies pay their taxes. The ITP requires all tobacco products are
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 24, 2018 14:22
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[Australia] GALLAGHER/GILMORE: Big Tobacco is consistently overstating black market in cigarettes – new findings

Our paper concludes that “the quality of industry data on illicit tobacco as a whole is below the expected standard to be considered reliable”. We add that the consistency of this “may indicate that the tobacco industry is deliberately producing misleadi
The Conversation (au)
added Sep 5, 2018 21:37
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[Virginia, West Virginia] Cigarette smuggler avoids prison

The former manager of a Clear Brook cigarette outlet involved in a multi-million dollar cigarette smuggling ring has avoided federal prison. Sukhdev Singh Virdi was sentenced to three years probation Monday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, W.Va.,
Winchester (VA) Star
added Aug 24, 2018 13:09
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[Australia, UK] Big Tobacco is consistently overstating black market in cigarettes – new findings

Yet there are major problems with this industry-funded data. When compared with independent sources, they consistently overestimate the scale of illicit tobacco. They also frequently fail to meet the quality and transparency standards of peer-reviewed re
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 24, 2018 12:30
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[UK] New research uncovers 'one of the tobacco industry’s greatest scams'

Parallel studies published in Tobacco Control, highlight fresh evidence on smuggled tobacco and industry-funded studies that routinely overestimate its scale.
University of Bath (uk)
added Aug 24, 2018 12:27
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