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[Canada] Ontario Government Reverses its Own Policy with Increases in Tobacco Taxes, Exacerbates Contraband Issue and Ensures Negative Impact on Finance and Health

The 2017 Ontario budget, with its additional tax of $2 a carton on cigarettes and another $8 over the next two years, is a complete flip-flop ... Imperial Tobacco Canada is committed to working with government on responsible legislation and fiscal policy,
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added May 1, 2017 22:16
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[Europe, Ireland, UK-Northern Ireland] Huge haul of cigarettes and fuel seized by Revenue

Almost 45 million cigarettes worth €23.5m were seized in 2016... Trade group Retailers Against Smuggling said the continued problem showed the Government needed to provide more resources to combat smuggling, particularly in light of Brexit.
Irish Examiner (ie)
added May 1, 2017 22:15
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[UK] What can you do if your neighbours are smoking cannabis?

Can people smoke cannabis on their own property legally? Absolutely not. Any suggestion that you can is an urban myth. "The possession of cannabis is an offence and will be dealt with by police," said a police spokesman.
Get Surrey (uk)
added Apr 29, 2017 02:55
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[Colorado] Hickenlooper vetoes bill to extend tax credit on some cigar sales

Gov. John Hickenlooper uncapped his veto pen for the first time this session to reject a bill that would extend a tax credit on cigars sold to out-of-state consumers, saying the credit hasn’t generated enough economic activity to pay for even one job.
Colorado Statesman
added Apr 29, 2017 02:41
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[Canada] Ontario Budget Leaves Millions In Tobacco Smugglers Pockets

2017 marks the 5th year since Ontario announced that it was "actively" looking into measures that were successfully implemented in other provinces, like Quebec. If anything, the budget will exacerbate the contraband problem by moving away from the predict
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added May 1, 2017 22:16
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[UK] Shop owner in Edgware fined thousands after selling illegal tobacco

they became suspicious when workers attempted to conceal the counterfeit stash and 51 packets of tobacco that did not carry the required English labels were uncovered. Owner Lulian Duta, who had been cautioned previously for possessing illegal tobacco, s
Harrow Times (uk)
added Apr 29, 2017 03:09
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[Louisiana, North Carolina] Two NOPD officers plead guilty in cigarette trafficking scheme, resign from force

A pair of New Orleans police officers pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday, admitting they were paid thousands of dollars to haul more than 13,000 cartons of contraband smokes on two trips early last year to North Carolina. Officers Justin Brown, 3
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Apr 29, 2017 02:42
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[New York] Businesses huff, puff over de Blasio's tobacco price-hike proposal

City officials and business reps clashed Thursday over a push to jack up the price of cigarettes to at least $13 a pack and sharply restrict their sales. The City Council debated a sweeping package supported by Mayor de Blasio that aims to cut the numbe
New York Daily News
added Apr 27, 2017 20:20
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[UK] Lincoln smokers react to new tobacco laws starting next month

Lincolnshire Trading Standards have been involved in several cases recently regarding the sale of illicit tobacco products and believe the new laws on plain tobacco packaging will make it harder for products to be faked. For some time now, all legal tob
The Lincolnite (uk)
added Apr 26, 2017 21:24
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[Australia] Crime gangs coaxing farmers into growing illegal tobacco: ATO

A number of major seizures in the last six months shows the brilliant green tobacco leaves are still a big allure to criminals wanting to make a ‘big buck out of baccy’. Surprisingly it is often grown in large paddocks, a sea of big green leaves, in fai
The Land (au)
added Apr 26, 2017 16:50
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