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[UK] Illegal Jin Ling cigarettes linked to pensioner's death seized in raids

Trading Standards officers in Grimsby have seized the first red packs of Jin Ling cigarettes found in the UK, a Russian brand linked to the death of a pensioner
Grimsby Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 29, 2017 02:40
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[Australia] ACCC halts “quasi-regulatory” illicit tobacco proposal

Tobacco suppliers have been denied the ability to impose restrictive sanctions on retailers or wholesalers suspected of selling illicit tobacco products. The ACCC announced the joint proposal by British American Tobacco, Philip Morris and Imperial Tobacc
Convenience & Impulse Retailing Magazine (au)
added Jun 29, 2017 03:05
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Illicit cigarettes boosting smoking rate

Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) MD and CEO Michael Koset said, "Total smoking in Sri Lanka is growing slightly year after year. The government's tax hike has only resulted in a shift in smoking from legal cigarettes to illicit fags and beedi."
Ceylon Today (lk)
added Jun 29, 2017 02:47
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[Michigan] Clearing the air: Top court will look at hookah tobacco case

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the months ahead. Among the issues: Whether the definition of "manufacturer" in Michigan law was clear enough to put Shami on notice.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 25, 2017 17:46
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A.T.F. Memo Indicates Agents’ Off-the-Books Account Was Against the Rules

Agents in Bristol, Va., moved tens of millions of dollars through the account, records show, financed through a web of shadowy cigarette deals. The process was convoluted, but the result was clear: Agents had a steady supply of money and wide discretion
New York Times
added Jun 24, 2017 15:09
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Financial Crisis in Greece Continues to Drive Consumers to Illegal Tobacco Products

With a steady increase of taxes on cigarettes, the state has fallen short of cashing in as the market share of illegal tobacco products has doubled over the past six years going from 10.1 percent in 2011 to 20 percent in 2016.
Greek Reporter
added Jul 1, 2017 17:41
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[UK] 30,000 illegal cigarettes seized

The goods were stashed behind false walls, light fittings, under counters and in boxes of biscuits. Those involved in dealing in illegal tobacco may be encouraging people, including children, to smoke by providing a cheap source.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Jun 23, 2017 15:38
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[Minnesota] Analysis: Yanez said smell of marijuana made him fear for his life

But officers’ claims of safety concerns about marijuana are difficult to reconcile with what researchers know about the effects of marijuana use.
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Jun 22, 2017 20:33
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] Taiwan customs seized enough tobacco to make 1.46 million packs of cigarettes

Approximately 18.6 metric tons of smuggled tobacco was seized at the Port of Taichung in central Taiwan early this month, Taichung Customs said on Wednesday. Two cargo containers registered as carrying tobacco leaf waste imported from Vietnam were opened
The China Post (tw)
added Jun 22, 2017 16:01
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2017 Situation Report on Counterfeiting and Piracy in the European Union (PDF)

the top categories of detained articles at the external borders in 2015 were cigarettes, which accounted for 27 % of the overall amount of detained articles... There were 496 000 packets of counterfeit cigarettes of Vietnamese provenance seized in a sin
Europa - European Commission
added Jun 22, 2017 15:59
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