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ARCHIVE: Russian woman 'faces jail for lighting cigarette using church candle'

A woman in Russia is reportedly facing prison after sharing a photo online of her using a church candle to light a cigarette. The 21-year-old could be jailed for up to three years for posting the photo under a strict law introduced by President Vladimir
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Aug 26, 2018 18:21
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[Washington] Wash. Liquor, Cannabis Official Tossed From Cig Sale Suit

A federal judge has let a Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board lieutenant escape a suit from Native American tribe members over confiscated commercial cigarettes, finding that there was a legal warrant for the seizure, among other things. U.S. Dist
Law360
added Aug 26, 2018 16:47
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[New York] Ex-CDC director Frieden accused of groping woman's buttocks

Frieden became New York City's health commissioner in 2002 and was known for his aggressive measures to attack chronic diseases. In 2003, New York banned smoking in almost all workplaces, a precedent-setting move that inspired other cities to do the same
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 26, 2018 16:10
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[UK] Big tobacco has 'hoodwinked' governments worldwide and is secretly fuelling the cigarette black market, leaked documents reveal

Leaked documents reveal the lengths cigarette manufacturers go to in order to undermine the Illicit Trade Protocol; an international agreement that was set up in 2012 to ensure tobacco companies pay their taxes. The ITP requires all tobacco products are
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 24, 2018 14:22
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[New York] Up in smoke: Two Staten Island men cheated state of more than $1.3 million in cigarette taxes, A.G. alleges

wo Staten Island men could pay a steep price for allegedly depriving the state of more than $1.3 million in tax revenue by selling untaxed cigarettes. Ihab Jaber, 48, and Iyas Leqyanya bought more than 20,000 cartons of cigarettes out of state and sold t
Staten Island (NY) Live
added Aug 24, 2018 13:10
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[Virginia, West Virginia] Cigarette smuggler avoids prison

The former manager of a Clear Brook cigarette outlet involved in a multi-million dollar cigarette smuggling ring has avoided federal prison. Sukhdev Singh Virdi was sentenced to three years probation Monday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg, W.Va.,
Winchester (VA) Star
added Aug 24, 2018 13:09
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[Australia, UK] Big Tobacco is consistently overstating black market in cigarettes – new findings

Yet there are major problems with this industry-funded data. When compared with independent sources, they consistently overestimate the scale of illicit tobacco. They also frequently fail to meet the quality and transparency standards of peer-reviewed re
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 24, 2018 12:30
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[UK] New research uncovers 'one of the tobacco industry’s greatest scams'

Parallel studies published in Tobacco Control, highlight fresh evidence on smuggled tobacco and industry-funded studies that routinely overestimate its scale.
University of Bath (uk)
added Aug 24, 2018 12:27
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[Russia] MEMES MOCKING RELIGION HAVE STUDENT FACING FIVE YEARS IN PRISON

Daniil Markin, 19, first spoke out about the case against him last month, in solidarity with Maria Motuznaya, another Russian facing a legal punishment for posting memes such as one featuring nuns smoking with the caption “quickly, while God isn’t lookin
Newsweek
added Aug 24, 2018 11:46
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[Europe] No-deal Brexit could send UK cigarette labeling up in smoke

Cigarette packets sold in the U.K. will need a redesign in the event of a no-deal Brexit, because the U.K. will no longer have access to EU-copyrighted photos illustrating the dangers of smoking, government planning papers are expected to show. The firs
Politico
added Aug 23, 2018 12:25
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