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BATE: Sin taxes and illicit tobacco: What the empirical research says

As authorities around the world have increased taxes on tobacco products in order to reduce smoking, illicit (untaxed) tobacco use has increased. Organized criminals have moved from smuggling brands into making their own products, known as illicit whites
American Enterprise Institute
added Sep 18, 2017 14:16
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The Perverse Effect of Sin Taxes: The Rise of Illicit White Cigarettes (PDF)

r results suggest that taxes on legal cigarettes drive the demand for illicit tobacco and especially illicit whites, which are products made legally and then smuggled into markets where tax is not paid. As the WHO ramps up efforts against smoking, gover
American Enterprise Institute
added Sep 18, 2017 14:16
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[UK] Southampton City Council launches Illegal Tobacco scheme to curb crime rates

CIVIC chiefs from across the county are launching a new scheme to highlight the dangers and consequences of illegal tobacco. Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Southampton City Councils are launching the initiative in the form of a video, social media campaig
Southern Daily Echo (uk)
added Sep 18, 2017 13:27
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Kentucky lawsuit alleges West Virginia governor’s companies took part in fraud

The new complaint relates to an earlier one filed in 2012. In that one, New London Tobacco Market and Fivemile Energy argued they had leased coal in Breathitt County to Kentucky Fuel and that the company did not carry out the contract terms.
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Sep 17, 2017 19:38
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[Kentucky, West Virginia] Justice companies fraudulently transferred properties, lawsuit claims

after a 2012 lawsuit claimed James C. Justice Companies did not pay fees it was supposed to in a business agreement with New London Tobacco Market, “the Justice Companies in combination with other persons and companies, began to engage in a series of tran
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Sep 17, 2017 14:01
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[Kentucky, West Virginia] Governor Justice’s companies accused of fraudulent transfers in federal court case

The lawsuit was filed by New London Tobacco Market Inc. of Tennessee and by Fivemile Energy LLC of Kentucky...One part of the agreement was $10,000 retainer fees that were to be paid to New London Tobacco Market each month starting in 2010. The lawsuit c
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Sep 17, 2017 14:00
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[Europe] Andorra making a step forward to WHO FCTC and Protocol ratification

Tobacco products advertisement, promotion and sponsorship are not subject to regulation as was taxation for many years. After negotiations with neighbouring countries and to avoid French and Spanish citizens to profit from tax-free products from across t
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 14, 2017 16:43
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Zig-Zag Owners Settle Counterfeit Rolling Paper Lawsuit

In a case of alleged counterfeit production and sale of Zig-Zag-branded cigarette papers, the owners of the brand obtained a permanent injunction and lump-sum payment of “several hundred-thousand dollars” for attorneys’ fees, investigator costs and statut
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Sep 14, 2017 01:52
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[UK] Sniffer dogs help uncover thousands of illegal tobacco products in three-day blitz

It comes as Nottingham City Council this week evicted two tenants from council houses in Radford Road after illegal tobacco products worth more than £100,000 were found in their homes. Sniffer dog Yoyo found illegal tobacco hidden under a kitchen sink i
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Sep 14, 2017 01:06
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[Estonia] These Cigarette Smugglers Are On The Frontlines Of Russia’s Spy Wars

Russia is recruiting smugglers on its western frontier to work as spies and informants in an attempt to destabilize its neighbor Estonia, a gateway to the European Union and NATO, a BuzzFeed News investigation can reveal. At least five men have been arre
BuzzFeed
added Sep 14, 2017 00:52
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