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Towards a greater understanding of the illicit tobacco trade in Europe: a review of the PMI funded ‘Project Star’ report [FREE FULL TEXT]

PS overestimates illicit cigarette levels in some European countries and suggests PMI's supply chain control is inadequate. Its publication serves the interests of PMI over those of the EU and its member states. PS requires greater transparency, external
Tobacco Control
added Jan 20, 2014 01:24

[UK-Scotland] Tobacco chief fires up debate over duty

Jorge da Motta, the UK chief executive of JTI ... believes that if the Scottish Government received the level of duty coming in from tobacco sales, which helps fund public services, ministers would think again about bringing in anti-tobacco policies
The Scotsman (uk)
added Jan 6, 2014 10:30

If Drug Dealers Can be Found Criminally Liable, Can Big Tobacco?

Last month, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the case of Burrage v. United States. The case focuses on a federal law that requires a mandatory sentence for a drug dealer if “death or serious injury” results from drugs they sold. During oral arguments
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Dec 6, 2013 01:11

[UK] Plain packet effect goes up in smoke as Australian research reveals no fall in smoking

KPMG was hired by three major cigarette manufacturers – British American Tobacco Australia, Imperial Tobacco Australia and Philip Morris – to assess the impact in Australia a year on. It reveals the country’s illegal tobacco market has risen to a record
The [London, UK] Express
added Dec 1, 2013 04:41

Big Tobacco Nets Huge E-Cig Sales as FDA Contemplates Regulations

But imposing regulations on e-cigarettes is a doubled-edged sword, Forbes notes. After all, the FDA's efforts to control the sale, use and marketing of the products may lead more smokers to continue to puff on traditional cigarettes, which carry several
added Oct 24, 2013 18:26

[California] Study finds tripling tobacco tax would ignite smuggling

One out of five cigarettes puffed in California is smuggled. Yet a proposed $2 tax increase on every pack of cigarettes, which would increase the price to $9 per pack, would ignite cigarette smuggling, a new study by the California Foundation for Commerce (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Oct 18, 2013 15:54


Part 1: How Big Tobacco bought Eastern Europe with sex, smuggling, and cheap cigarettes. Eastern Europe’s most exclusive teen dance parties are shrouded in an air of almost Masonic secrecy. Or so I learn when I call up the national headquarters of the c
added Sep 26, 2013 01:10

LETTER The Old Cigarette Ploy

tobacco industry’s marketing of electronic cigarettes to teenagers reminds me of the 1940s, when Big Tobacco would hire pretty girls to pass out free cigarette samples to teenagers at recess while we sat on the steps of our high school in Chicago. ’Twas
New York Times
added Sep 23, 2013 00:15

[India] How the economics & politics of tobacco is killing lakhs every year

The Supreme Court has hinted at 'connivance' between govt and the tobacco lobby. ITC has made donations to political parties, including the Congress and the BJP. Salman Khurshid, then Union law minister, said at last year's Godfrey Phillips National Bra
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 18, 2013 16:42

[Australia] Smokes tax hike a boon for gangs: industry

THE tobacco industry has attacked government plans to hike the excise on cigarettes, saying it will hit the hip pocket of more than three million smokers and cause illegal sales to flourish. Labor has announced plans to lift the cost of cigarettes by 1
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Aug 1, 2013 09:12
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