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[Africa, Asia] Big tobacco's smoke and mirrors act

In developed countries, tobacco companies are investing in less harmful alternatives to conventional cigarettes, while in many developing nations, they're advertising classic cigarettes as always.... Are politicians bribed by the tobacco industry? Not of
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Oct 21, 2018 00:27

[New York, Virginia] Maryland brothers accused of operating inter-state cigarette trafficking ring

21-count indictment charges 3 individuals for distributing more than 1.25 million untaxed cigarettes, evading nearly $430,000 in tax liability
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
added Oct 20, 2018 15:35
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[Europe, Malta] John Dalli's former aide files protest over AG's discretionary powers

Restaurateur Zammit’s lawyers filed the act against the Attorney General, the Police Commissioner and the Justice Minister, calling upon the latter to effect the necessary changes to the Criminal Code so that the resulting abuse, often unnoticed by the m
Times of Malta (mt)
added Oct 20, 2018 14:59

[Minnesota] Authorities: Afton Man, Business Charged With Evading More than $918K In Sales Tax

The Minnesota Department of Revenue says Hatem Amin Younis and the Oakdale business he owns and operates — Super Smokedale Tobacco Inc. – allegedly evaded more than $918,000 in sales tax between April 2011 and December 2016, not including interest or pen
WCCO-Channel 4000
added Oct 20, 2018 14:43

[Europe] Study finds rising illicit cigarette trade on social media

Social media and delivery services have become new outlets for organised crime activities when it comes to illicit cigarette trade, according to a new study that has raised eyebrows among EU policymakers. The study published on Wednesday (17 October) wa
added Oct 19, 2018 11:33
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Prefect assaulted after complaining about students smoking in school

A 16-year-old student from a secondary school here has told police that he was beaten by a group of juveniles near the school’s hostel hall last Thursday (Oct 11). The Form Four student was walking alone towards an open space at the school compound at ab
Malay Mail (my)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:08
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[Europe, Malta] Sufficient grounds for former Dalli aide Silvio Zammit to go on trial

The former aide and canvasser to European Commissioner John Dalli stands accused of seeking two bribes, including a €60 million bribe from a Swedish snus tobacco producer in order to influence changes to an EU tobacco directive while Mr Dalli was EU Heal
Times of Malta (mt)
added Oct 18, 2018 17:27

[Canada] Menthol Cig Ban Didn't Spur Black Market Sales: Study

When Nova Scotia became the first jurisdiction in the world to ban menthol cigarettes in May 2015, the tobacco industry claimed that "the primary effect of this law will be to increase the illegal tobacco market in Nova Scotia." To determine if that was
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 17, 2018 20:50

[China, USA] E-Cigarettes Face FDA Backlash

convenience store and vape shop owners and operators brace for the probable financial fallout. “It definitely will have an effect on profit margins, but to what extent I’m not sure yet,” said Tim Greene, category director of tobacco and general manager f
Convenience Store Decisions
added Oct 17, 2018 10:19

[UK] Cigarette fraudster gets 20 months in jail

A man has been jailed after trading standards officers uncovered £33,000 worth of illegal tobacco and £22,000 in cash stuffed into wardrobes and under his bed. Michael Wallace of Tyldesley Old Road in Atherton, was imprisoned for 20 months following an op
Wigan Observer (uk)
added Oct 17, 2018 10:04
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