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[Ireland] Seizures of illegal cigarettes slump

Retail groups and opposition politicians this weekend said not enough is being done to clamp down on criminal gangs, including dissident republican groups who are responsible for smuggling up to one billion illegal cigarettes into Ireland every year.
Irish Independent (ie)
added Feb 23, 2014 16:27
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[Europe, UK] No smoke without ire: the e-cigarette revolution

Does that make them safe? It certainly makes them safer. Nicotine is the closest we are likely to get to the perfect drug.... But there are some tricky issues to be resolved. The booming e-cigarette market raises questions about etiquette, children, eati
The Independent (uk)
added Dec 9, 2013 18:37
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[Asia] Syrian snipers 'shooting pregnant women to win cigarettes'

Fighters in Syria are shooting pregnant women to kill their unborn babies and are then awarded cigarettes if they 'hit the correct targets', a British surgeon has claimed. Dr David Nott, who has been volunteering in Syria, described the deliberate attemp
Business Standard (in)
added Oct 20, 2013 15:37
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[New York] NYPD, AG bust bootleg cigarette ring

Sixteen reputed members of a massive cigarette smuggling operation that stretched from the Capital Region to Virginia were charged Thursday in a sweeping takedown in which authorities cited possible ties to terrorist figures.
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added May 17, 2013 10:09
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[UK] In Scare Over Cigarette, Signs of a Britain on Edge

And all because a man traveling on a bus to London tried to light up an electronic cigarette that smokers use as an aid in quitting, causing another passenger who spied vapor spiraling from the device to alert the police by cellphone.
New York Times
added Jul 6, 2012 09:06
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[Africa, Mid-east] ABUALHASSAN: A tale of two evils: Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

cigarettes and smoking have become linked to the demise of the self-proclaimed caliphate's territorial holdings....raises critical questions for smokers and policymakers across the Arab world. How did cigarettes become the symbol of liberty, and how much
The New Arab (uk)
added Dec 8, 2017 19:11
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[Europe, Finland, France, USA] Black Market Cigarettes a 'Significant Threat' Funding Terrorism and Other Criminal Enterprises

Louise Shelley, a transnational crime scholar at George Mason University, told the Helsinki Commission on Wednesday that one of the Kouachi brothers, who carried out the 2015 Charlie Hebdo mass shooting in Paris, was collecting income from illicit tobacc
PJ Media
added Jul 24, 2017 18:51
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[Russia, Ukraine] Ukrainian Antimonopoly Committee office raided by PGO

a tax evasion scheme and steps to take a large amount of money out of Ukraine through the Megapolis Ukraine LLC..., the owners of Megapolis Ukraine (currently TEDIS Ukraine) tobacco products distribution monopoly have in fact included Russian citizen Kes
Interfax Ukraine (ua)
added Apr 1, 2017 12:04
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[Mid-east, Syria] ISIS arrest 50 people for SMOKING and will flog them in public for the 'crime'

Islamic State militants have arrested more than 50 men in Syria for the 'crime' of smoking, which is banned under the strict Sharia law the terror group has imposed....are expected to be publicly flogged in the district of Yarmouk, south of the Syrian cap
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 4, 2016 11:25
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[Asia, Mid-east, Syria] 'I wanted a smoke' Moaning ISIS defector quits terror group over strict smoking ban

AN ISIS defector who travelled through London to Syria has moaned about the struggles he faced with the terror group’s smoking ban....“There’s no smoking. I found it hard for everyone there.”
Daily Star (uk)
added Mar 19, 2016 18:42
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