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[Belarus, Eastern Europe, UK] VIDEO: Illegal cigarettes: How sniffer dogs uncover illicit trade

A BBC investigation has tracked how hundreds of millions of cigarettes made in one factory in Eastern Europe are being smuggled into the UK and sold illegally across the country. Smugglers buy the packs in Belarus for as little as 40p each then transport
BBC Online
added Dec 3, 2016 02:34
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[Canada] North Bay high schools hotbed of contraband smokes

North Bay ranks one of the highest for illicit tobacco use in Ontario, ranking second overall in the province behind just Sault Ste. Marie according to a just-released study of 19,934 cigarette butts discarded across the province. The study conducted by
BayToday.ca (ca)
added Dec 2, 2016 05:29
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[Europe, UK] Panama Papers: Europol links 3,500 names to suspected criminals

Almost 3,500 individuals and companies in the Panama Papers are probable matches for suspected criminals including terrorists, cybercriminals and cigarette smugglers, according to a document seen by the Guardian. The analysis, which was carried out by Eu
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 2, 2016 05:27
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[Canada] Illegal smokes on the rise

More than one-quarter of all the butts tossed to the curb are contraband and the numbers are rising. Almost 35% of Barrie smokers are lighting up contraband cigarettes, compared to approximately 20% in 2015. Between Sept. 1 and 19, WrightOn Marketing co
Barrie (Ont) Examiner (ca)
added Dec 2, 2016 05:25
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[Maine] Landlord of house where 6 died in fire to serve 90-day term

The fire was determined to be accidental, blamed on improperly discarded smoking materials on a porch. It was the deadliest fire in Maine in four decades. Lawsuits stemming from the fire are still in the court system.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 2, 2016 05:01
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] HSA raid nets S$50k worth of vaporiser products, largest haul to date

About S$50,000 worth of vaporisers — products such as e-cigarettes and e-pipes — were seized by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) last Friday (Nov 25). The raid, conducted at two locations within the vicinity of Serangoon North, is the HSA’s largest ra
TODAYonline (sg)
added Nov 30, 2016 19:27
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[Africa, India, Nigeria] Cancer eradication: FG plans to increase tobacco taxation to fund healthcare

“We will fast track the regulations for implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act.” I heard what happened in India at the seventh session of the conference of parties (COP7) of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). I am waiting for
Vanguard (ng)
added Nov 30, 2016 05:55
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Despite efforts, counterfeit cigarettes still an issue — Carreras

“However, there are points where these products continue to enter through our ports without detection and, therefore, highlight the need for additional enforcement from the relevant authorities,” it added. Carreras said it will address the matter at a p
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Nov 30, 2016 05:52
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[Connecticut] Worker admits he accepted food stamps for cigarettes, bongs

A Connecticut grocery store worker has admitted in federal court that he unlawfully allowed customers to exchange food stamps for cigarettes, bongs, hookahs and glass smoking pipes. Prosecutors say 40-year-old Raul Monarca-Gonzalez pleaded guilty Monday
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 30, 2016 05:45
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FAZAL: An Australian Ex-Con Explains How to Make Cigarettes From Nicotine Patches

I'd always wanted to know how Micky crafted cigarettes without tobacco, papers, filters, or even any source of ignition, so I asked him to show me. He agreed, and after work picked me up from Holmesglen train station and guided me through life as an inca
Vice.com
added Nov 30, 2016 05:22
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