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[Syria] ISIS beheads top police official for smoking cigarettes

The Islamic extremists reportedly beheaded one of their own for smoking cigarettes. No mercy was shown to the high-ranking police official and Egyptian national whose headless body was discovered near a power plant in the Syrian city of Deir-al-Zor. Writ
Chicago Sun-Times
added Feb 13, 2015 16:51
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[Europe, Ireland, Spain] IRA Terrorists Turn to Tobacco Smuggling as Black Market Thrives

Spanish police have arrested two former members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) as part of an investigation into money laundering and tobacco smuggling, as the crack down on tobacco products makes the crime more lucrative.
breitbart.com
added Jan 7, 2015 19:53
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[Mid-east, Russia, UK] Putin and Islamic State Blamed for Sluggish Tobacco Sales

Imperial Tobacco has blamed stagnating sales growth on the activities of the Islamic State and other militant groups, as well as the policies of the Russian government.
IBTimes (uk)
added Aug 19, 2014 16:20
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[Eastern Europe, UK-Northern Ireland, UK-Scotland] Criminal gangs link to one in ten cigarettes

tobacco smuggling in Scotland has risen by a third in the past two years and is being used to fund paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland and Eastern European criminal gangs, according to a new report.
The Scotsman (uk)
added Mar 10, 2014 11:09
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[USA] Stress of 9/11 attacks caused a MILLION former smokers to take up the habit again in the U.S.

* Study found number of smokers increased by 2.3% after terrorist attack * Experts believe that stress of event caused many to turn to cigarettes * Stress was found to especially high in communities with a high concentration of military workers and wel
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 21, 2013 10:33
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[New York] 16 Accused of Smuggling Cigarettes Worth Millions

One of the men had once lived in the same Brooklyn building as the personal secretary of a senior Hamas member, the authorities said. Another was something of a father figure to the terrorist who fatally shot at a van full of yeshiva students on the Broo
New York Times
added May 19, 2013 07:52
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[India] Do you buy illegal cigarettes? You might be helping fund a terrorist organisation

A recent study by a reputed research organisation Euromonitor claims that India is sixth largest illicit cigarettes market in the world and about 16% of products of tobacco industry is illegitimate. These cigarettes evade the payment of excise, VAT, cus
india.com (in)
added Dec 28, 2012 04:17
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[Canada, USA] Tory MP tells committee that illegal tobacco sales financed 1993 World Trade Center attack

Finley told a parliamentary committee this week she believes contraband tobacco sales financed “the blowing up of the Twin Towers,” as she argued against a government bill that would implement plain packaging for cigarettes. Though Finley clarified to th
National Post (ca)
added Mar 11, 2018 21:27
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'Smoking Equals Freedom’ to Iraqis Liberated From ISIS / Villagers defied ISIS by smoking cigarettes

Callimachi said that although she is a "California girl through and through" who hates secondhand smoke, she said it was "obvious that smoking for this man [equals] freedom." "That's when Mohamed began describing the lengths he took to find cigarettes u
Washington Free Beacon
added Apr 20, 2017 18:48
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[Iraq, Mid-east] 'Crucified' for smuggling cigarettes: Two men are publicly punished by ISIS fanatics for trying to bring tobacco into Mosul

Two men have been publicly crucified by ISIS for attempting to bring tobacco into Mosul. Footage shows the two men being punished in front of crowds after being charged with smuggling. They were reprimanded under the terror group's law, which states c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 23, 2017 18:29
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