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[Illinois] Feds: Man threatened to make Vrdolyak’s secret deal ‘front page news’

It’s not clear how much money Vrdolyak made from the tobacco settlement. Federal prosecutors told a judge in 2010 that he “has a guaranteed income stream of $260,000 per year . . . until 2023 from tobacco-related litigation.” And Bhachu wrote that Vrdoly
Chicago Sun-Times
added Nov 14, 2017 03:21
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines] Cigarette smuggling gouges Asia's taxes, anti-smoking drive

With Asia facing potentially debilitating health care costs related to high rates of smoking, many countries have been trying to curb tobacco consumption by increasing taxes. But this seems to have backfired by triggering an upswing in smuggling that has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Nov 13, 2017 16:00
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[UK] Shopkeeper 'tried to blame staff' over illicit tobacco sales

A shopkeeper whose shop was caught peddling illicit cigarettes tried to blame his staff. Ali Azadin, 37, who owns Strokrotka on New Hall Lane in Preston, admitted five counts of selling counterfeit and improperly labelled cigarettes, but tried to imply h
Lancashire Evening Post (uk)
added Nov 11, 2017 21:02
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Big Tobacco urges Canada to ensure legal nicotine competitive with black market

If the price of legal marijuana must be competitive with the black market in order to discourage underground sales, then the same logic should apply to nicotine, the head of Imperial Tobacco Canada said Thursday. Governments across Canada are preparing fo
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Nov 10, 2017 16:39
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[Italy, Vatican City] White Smoke From the Vatican? Not From Cigarettes

Selling discounted tobacco to employees and pensioners, without the increasingly stringent taxes imposed in surrounding Italy, has long been a source of revenue for the tiny Vatican City State. Many people in Rome have bought cigarettes through acquainta
New York Times
added Nov 9, 2017 19:59
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[Vatican City] Holy Smoke! Vatican to stop selling cigarettes in its shops

Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes. The Vatican announced Thursday that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty free shop and supermarket — giving up an estimated 10 million euros ($11 million) a year in profit.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 9, 2017 19:57
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[UK] Injured Bishop Auckland plasterer who sold fake cigarettes from car boot is fined

pleaded guilty to a total of 16 charges at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court yesterday. He faced eight charges of supplying tobacco products not carrying the correct health warning in a container, four charges of selling goods with packaging likely to b
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:02
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[Bosnia-herzegovina, Croatia] Bad News for Croats Buying Cigarettes and Fuel in Bosnia

The board of directors of the Indirect Taxation Authority (UNO) of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted a decision to determine specific and minimum excise duties on cigarettes and smoking tobacco for 2018,
Total Croatia News (hr)
added Nov 8, 2017 17:36
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[UK] Spice now half the price of tobacco in prisons, reveals Government report

At HMP Erlestoke near the Wiltshire town of Devizes, it said that combined with a smoking ban, the drug had helped fuel a sense of “hopelessness” among inmates.
The Independent (uk)
added Nov 8, 2017 16:51
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[Belgium, UK, UK-Scotland] Border Force stub out attempt to smuggle in 160,000 cigarettes

An attempt to smuggle 160,000 cigarettes into the UK went up in smoke thanks to Border Force officers at Grangemouth Docks. The seizure happened on Halloween when officers searched a freight container that arrived at the port on a container vessel from An
Falkirk Herald (uk)
added Nov 8, 2017 16:23
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