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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Call for education to back anti-smoking laws

A multi-pronged approach combining laws and education to tackle tobacco use here is necessary, given that the proportion of smokers has hit a plateau over the past decade, said health experts. The latest step last week by the Ministry of Health, in prop
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:52
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[Africa, Tanzania] Smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes flood market

Tanzania Cigarette Company in collaboration with the National Environmental Management Council, Tanzania Revenue Authority and the police destroyed contraband and counterfeit cigarettes worth 8.5bn/- in Dar es Salaam last week.
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:36
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[New Zealand] Higher taxes blamed for surge in black market tobacco

The results of a parliamentary inquiry into the trade of illegal tobacco warns that a recent tax increase is fueling the black market, prompting calls for more resources to crack down on and tax the criminals bringing cheap cigarettes into the country.
Yahoo! New Zealand News
added Oct 8, 2017 16:24
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[Korea - North] Russian ferry operator involved in shipping N. Korean cargo to China

with a plan to reload the cargo onto a non-North Korean ship bound for Foshan in southeastern China. The Mangyongbong returned to Rason with tobacco and mahjong game tables
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Oct 8, 2017 10:08
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[UK] EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi migrant doesn't have to work by flogging illegal fags for easy cash

AN Iraqi migrant living in Britain makes so much cash flogging illegal fags he doesn’t have to work... The Daily Star can reveal the Kurd, who calls himself Khalid, buys 40,000 illegally imported cigs at a time. He openly advertises them for sale on a F
Daily Star (uk)
added Oct 6, 2017 03:35
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Latin America: Illegal Tobacco Hurts Trade

There is a systemic relationship of illicit trade with other fundamental factors that shape Latin American cigarette markets, such as taxes and regulations, consumer driven trends such as healthier lifestyles, and consumers simply adjusting their spendin
Latinvex
added Oct 10, 2017 20:58
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North, Malaysia] LUNA: How black market tobacco fuels terrorism / Illicit cigarettes are now second only to the heroin trade in helping fund some of the Taliban militias.

It’s time to focus the world’s attention on a smuggling enterprise that helps underwrite North Korea’s nukes and Taliban terror... During my tenure at the US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, we released a
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:31
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[France] Why are carrots the protest weapon of choice for angry French tobacconists?

French tobacconists once again protested in Paris on Wednesday against the government's plan to hike the price of a packet of cigarettes to €10... use carrot dumping in their protests, just as they did in September 2015 outside the Ministry of Finance to
The Local France (fr)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:34
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[Latvia] Police in Riga Region bust large illegal cigarette factory

Police in Riga Region have busted an illegal factory that had been making cigarettes in large amounts, Andrejs Sozinovs, the chief of the Riga regional criminal police, said at a news conference yesterday, cites LETA.
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:33
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[New York] NYS Tax Department Announces Policy to Help Curb Untaxed Cigarette Sales

Retailers caught and found guilty of selling untaxed cigarettes in New York State risk losing other state-issued licenses, including lottery and alcohol sales. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that it has joined forces wit
New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
added Oct 6, 2017 02:32
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