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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Introducing 'kiddie pack' cigarettes the wrong way to go, says NCWO

National Council of Women's Organisations Malaysia (NCWO) president Professor Tan Sri Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin said rigorous evaluation studies need to be conducted to monitor the extent of illicit trade activities.
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 5, 2017 18:13
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Man's anger over being told to stop smoking at bus interchange lands him in jail

Unhappy at being told to stop smoking at a bus interchange, a man pushed an elderly part-time security officer, punched and kicked him when he fell to the ground, while his colleague lay on top of the victim. Two teachers, who happened to be at the Pasir
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:33
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[UK] Leeds houses used for £3m tobacco fraud ring

Customs officers foiled a £3million tobacco smuggling ring using addresses across Britain - including two houses in Leeds - after one of the crooks’ packages was damaged in transit. Leeds Crown Court heard United Parcel Service (UPS) contacted the UK Bord
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added Oct 4, 2017 19:46
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Root of the problem is illegal trade

The focus should be putting in place measures to bring back legal sales, not to encourage cigarettes or smoking but simply to pull back sales from illegal to legal products. The small pack (10 sticks) proposal, which we at the Malaysia-Singapore Coffees
The Star (my)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:26
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CHAN: Who should Malaysia blame for its booming illicit cigarette trade?

The government had oversimplified the problem by assuming price hikes would decrease the cigarette consumption in lower income families. However, with cheaper alternatives available, the citizens turned to illegal cigarettes with price tags of RM3 – RM8..
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
added Oct 4, 2017 00:54
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BATEMAN: PUFF, PUFF, RECHARGE. E-CIGARETTES ARE BOOMING, AND CHINA IS GROUND ZERO

I walk into the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center and I’m blasted by wafts of vapor. So are 36,000 other people. A woman waves emissions away from her face as one does secondhand smoke. Disc-jockeys play tunes. Models in jean shorts, cropped shir
Digital Trends
added Oct 3, 2017 23:48
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[Europe, Sweden] Swedish snus wants place in EU tobacco directive

which is currently banned across Europe, is trying to find its way into the EU tobacco directive, with supporters pointing to evidence suggesting it is appropriate for the protection of public health. But the European Commission has made it clear it has
EurActiv
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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[Eastern Europe] Cigarette contraband in Latvia highest among Baltic States

Cigarette contraband remains rampant in Latvia with contraband cigarettes accounting for 25.2 percent of the total market, which is the highest share compared to other Baltic states, writes LETA, according to a survey by AC Nielsen market research compan
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:49
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[California] Cali. Court Affirms $765,000 Fine For Tax-Free Cigarettes ($$)

held up a $765,000 fine given to a member of the Alturas Indian Rancheria tribe for selling tax-free cigarettes at two of his shops in Indian Country, ruling that federal law and tribal sovereignty do not trump state regulations in this case.
Law360
added Sep 30, 2017 21:38
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[New York] Ex-trader who worked for ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ funded lavish life off retirees: SEC

Belfort’s boiler room operation got sued by federal regulators on Friday for allegedly bilking nearly $6 million from retirees in a real estate scheme that funded an e-cigarette company and his visits to a tanning salon. Leonard Vincent Lombardo raised $
New York Post
added Sep 30, 2017 19:38
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