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[Europe] Stakeholders question Commission’s handling of tobacco track and trace

The involvement of the tobacco industry in an EU-wide track and trace system to tackle smuggling has divided relevant stakeholders. Adopted three years ago, TDP foresees the adoption of an EU track and trace system that would cover all manufacturers ins
EurActiv
added Jun 20, 2017 18:15
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[New York] A.G. Schneiderman Issues Consumer Alert Regarding Deceptive Tobacco Settlement Advertisements

recent deceptive advertisements that mislead consumers into believing they are eligible to receive settlement money from the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. The ads seek to induce consumers into purchasing paid subscriptions in order to learn ho
New York State Attorney General
added Jul 5, 2017 19:35
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[UK] More than 250,000 fake cigarettes seized by police on M6

MORE THAN a quarter of a million counterfeit cigarettes have been seized on the M6 in Staffordshire this afternoon. A van was stopped by police near Keele Services and officers discovered 257,000 counterfeit cigarettes with an estimated value of £60,000
Staffordshire Newsletter (uk)
added Jun 21, 2017 20:07
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[Asia, Pakistan] Lower taxes, more revenue

Pakistan’s government says that a cigarette federal excise duty (FED) reduction is aimed at convincing smokers currently buying black-market products to switch to duty-paid products. It says that currently it is losing millions of rupees in revenue to t
Tobacco Reporter
added Jun 20, 2017 18:16
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MSA scam alert

At least two US state attorneys general have issued warnings about an online promotion that wrongly suggests people are entitled to receive tobacco settlement money. The Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) is a settlement reached between the nation’s four
Tobacco Reporter
added Jun 19, 2017 21:24
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Watch out for fake ads promising $10 billion settlement payout

You need to forward any information you have received dealing with this MSA scam to the consumer protection division of your state's attorney general's office. Click here to find your state's AG contact information.
Kim Komando
added Jun 19, 2017 21:23
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[Europe] ROEDER: Weighing the tradeoffs of joy versus long term health

More and more European countries introduce branding bans for tobacco products making labels and brands a figment of the past. Policy-makers ignore the facts that branding bans are mainly a stimulus program for organised crime syndicates who sell counterf
EurActiv
added Jun 19, 2017 20:29
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[UK] The fake cigarette that could steal your files: Experts warn e-cigs can be altered to turn them into hacking tools when charged by their USB ports

By adding a hardware chip with a pre-written script, cyberthieves can meddle with traffic or trick the computer into thinking it is a keyboard to carry out commands.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 17, 2017 16:11
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ATTORNEY GENERAL LAXALT WARNS NEVADANS OF DECEPTIVE TOBACCO SETTLEMENT ADVERTISING

Laxalt warns Nevadans of a recent set of deceptive advertisements related to the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. These advertisements mislead consumers into believing they are eligible to receive tobacco settlement money.
Nevada Attorney General
added Jun 17, 2017 16:11
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[UK] Secret stash of illegal tobacco discovered in Cheltenham

More than a thousand pounds worth of illegal tobacco and cigarettes has been seized in Cheltenham. Over 182 packets of 20 cigarettes and 62 pouches of 50g rolling tobacco were found in the shop which can’t be named due to ongoing investigations.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Jun 17, 2017 16:10
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