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[Asia-pacific] 21 foreigners nabbed over illegal cigarettes in Singapore

The duo were among 21 foreign workers on work permits caught last year, for their involvement in duty-unpaid cigarette activities, said a media release from the Singapore Customs Thursday. In response to queries from The Straits Times, a spokesman said
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36
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[Europe, Mid-east, Spain, Uae] The police have detained two Britons in Torrent, confiscating 475,000 contraband tobacco packets

The container had been sent from the United Arab Emirates and had arrived at the port in Valencia; then it was transported to an industrial warehouse in Torrent. The cargo had been described to Customs as plastic containers and the contraband tobacco was
TypicallySpanish.com (blog)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:34
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[UK] Illegal tobacco could “wipe out” independent stores

Independent businesses are at risk of being “wiped out” if more action is not taken to tackle the illegal tobacco trade, retailers and manufacturers have warned, after a haul was exposed in one city. A torrent of illegal and fake tobacco products are be
betterRetailing (uk)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:21
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[Asia, Pakistan] Cigarette advertising affecting kids as young as six

Multinational cigarette companies are not only breaking advertisement laws by targeting youth, but also taking benefit of the unregulated cigarette industry through pressure tactics. Resultantly, these manufacturers are reaping billions, while cleverly di
Daily Times (pk)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:48
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[Canada] 350,000 contraband cigarettes seized

The Codiac Regional RCMP has seized approximately 350 thousand contraband cigarettes. The contraband tobacco was discovered after a vehicle was impounded following a routine traffic stop on the Gunningsville Bridge between Moncton and Riverview on Januar
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) (ca)
added Jan 12, 2017 18:20
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[Russia] BENTLEY: Putin's war on tobacco would be a gift to terrorists

Not only would counterfeit tobacco be even more disastrous for people's health than regular tobacco, but it would deliver vast profits into the hands of organized crime and terrorism. With such a high smoking prevalence, Russia would prove a golden oppo
Washington DC Examiner
added Jan 12, 2017 14:57
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[Asia, Israel] INVESTIGATION RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT HEALTH MINISTRY OFFICIALS

an investigation against Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman and his connections to Hamodia, the daily newspaper of the Ger Hassidim. In four-part investigative report, Channel 2 revealed that it created a fictitious electronic cigarette company and wanted t
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 12, 2017 06:02
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Graphic health warning enlargement counterproductive to fight against illicit tobacco trade

Pollster Ipsos Hong Kong released in January a survey report on public perception of the black market cigarette trade. Commissioned by the Hong Kong United Against Illicit Trade (HKUAIT), the report interviewed about a thousand Hong Kong adult citizens
Harbour Times (hk)
added Jan 11, 2017 21:46
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Right-wing think tanks say Minnesota's addicted to smuggling cigarettes

Center of the American Experiment, the right-wing think tank based in Golden Valley. A recent report titled "Minnesota's leading public policy organization" blames the state's high tobacco taxes for what's described as a booming illegal cigarette trade.
City Pages
added Jan 11, 2017 21:05
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[Asia, Israel] LITZMAN REFUSED ALL MY INITIATIVES FOR SMOKING PREVENTION, SAYS CHAIRMAN OF NGO

A four-part investigation on Channel 2 that began Monday night and shows aides to Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman taking cash in exchange for meetings between him and a fictional importer of electronic cigarettes have elicited an angry denial from Litzma
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 10, 2017 22:43
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