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[Pakistan] Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recommends inquiry against availability of illegal cigarette

The inquiry should identify the reason of increase in the sale and use of cigarette and its illegal availability and financial burden. The PAC said that this is very important national issue and those responsible should be identified. The PAC also recom
Urdu Point (pk)
added May 24, 2018 21:15
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[UK] Illegal cheap tobacco can contain dead flies and rat droppings

containing dead flies, rat droppings and dangerously high levels of chemicals have been seized by the council's trading standards officers in recent months. Trading standards officers at Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council using sni
Hinckley Times (uk)
added May 22, 2018 15:17
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[UK] £2.4m of illicit cigarettes and tobacco seized in county in one year

More than 124,000 illicit cigarettes and 6,000kg of tobacco were seized in Nottinghamshire last year, with 44 arrests made. During 2017/18, officers from Nottinghamshire County Council’s trading standards team conducted a total of 124 inspections at pre
Nottingham Post (uk)
added May 19, 2018 19:51
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Thank You for (Subsidizing) Smoking

farmers and crop insurance agents are frequently charged with fraud. A Kentucky tobacco farmer was recently charged after making $2.6 million in fraudulent crop insurance claims...The Russell Amendment would finally end crop insurance premium subsidies fo
Environmental Working Group
added May 16, 2018 21:48
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[UK] Shopkeepers punished after illicit tobacco finds

A Leicester shopkeeper has been given a suspended jail sentence after he was caught with more than 50,000 illicit cigarettes and 63kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco, according to a media audit by JTI. The shopkeeper, who ran Shreeji News in Leicester,
Talking Retail (uk)
added May 16, 2018 21:39
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[Latin America] Illicit Cigarette Trade in Five South American Countries: A Gap Analysis for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru

Evolution of cigarette illicit trade in five Latin American countries show different trajectories, not in line with tobacco industry estimates, which highlight the importance of producing solid, independent estimates. There are inexpensive methodologies
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 16, 2018 03:30
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[Massachusetts] WEBINAR: Human Trafficking and the Illicit Cigarette Trade: Global Consequences

Start Date: 5/17/2018 ... The illicit trade of cigarettes has become a multi-billion dollar business today and has taken centre stage in the global debate in the last few years. There are various ways in describing the illicit cigarette trade: contraban
Babson College (Babson Park, MA)
added May 16, 2018 03:27
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SHACKFORD: Australia Attempts to Fight Tobacco Black Markets by Banning Large Cash Transactions

This will hurt innocent people. It may harm legal businesses. And it won't actually work. . . Australia's black market for tobacco is easily and obviously tied to its massive tax rate. Cigarettes cost $30 a pack there! Yet the government claims that onc
Reason Magazine
added May 15, 2018 05:50
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[Australia] Govt to woo voters in new budget

plans to crack down on the illicit tobacco industry, which is expected to raise almost $3 billion over four years, by preventing the sale of 864 tons of illegal tobacco. Under the policy, the Australian Taxation Office will be given expanded powers to ap
China Daily (cn)
added May 15, 2018 05:32
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[Asia-pacific] Customs chief says seizure of black market cigarettes worth HK$2.5 million shows illegal activities in Hong Kong are ‘under control’

said enhanced enforcement had led to a surge in the seizure of untaxed cigarettes. In the department’s latest success, two men were arrested on Wednesday evening after officers stopped them as they were pushing a trolley piled high with boxes containing
South China Morning Post
added May 14, 2018 21:50
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