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[Europe] PARGNEAUX: Tobacco industry lobbying: the scandal of the century

As a member of the European Parliament (MEP), I have witnessed their constant endeavour to undermine our work during the negotiations to adopt the 2014 Tobacco Directive. The lobbying activities of this industry shouldn't be considered as other strategies
EUobserver.com
added Dec 22, 2015 22:37
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[Asia, Mid-east, Syria] In ISIS Strategy, U.S. Weighs Risk to Civilians

despite the American air campaign against the Islamic State, the white, three-story building remains standing because it also houses a jail. Its inmates are mainly victims of the extremist group — men caught sneaking a cigarette,
New York Times
added Dec 20, 2015 17:26
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[UK] Fake tobacco sold on Merseyside could contain rat poison - and fund organised crime

Counterfeit tobacco sold on the streets of Merseyside could contain rat poison, dead flies and asbestos according to tests carried out on dodgy black market cigarettes. The disgusting substances are among those often mixed with unregulated toxins in the
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Dec 18, 2015 20:20
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[Asia, Palestine] Jerusalem Attacks Subside, but Not Palestinian Ire, as Israel Clamps Down

Even a cigarette is now a problem, said traders in the alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City, who were fined by newly zealous inspectors enforcing a ban on indoor smoking....he secretly puffed on a cigarette inside a sweet shop. “It’s just to screw with us,”
New York Times
added Dec 16, 2015 22:35
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[California] GOLDBERG: Smoking guns, and tobacco

The real reason the war on guns has been such an abysmal failure is that they aren't alike after all. You can't hunt or, more importantly, defend yourself or your family with a cigarette. That's why, in the wake of San Bernardino, millions of Americans di
Los Angeles Times
added Dec 15, 2015 17:54
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[UK] E-cigarette smoker who sparked bomb alert on bus claims he was mistaken for terrorist because of dark skin

Chris Barron is half-Mexican, and he thinks fellow passengers called police fearing he was a terrorist because he has a beard and slightly dark skin. Despite the fact he never even puffed the device, fellow passengers on the x77 bus from Glasgow to Ayr
The Mirror (uk)
added Dec 7, 2015 21:36
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[Europe, France] How Cigarette Smuggling Funds al-Qaeda in Africa

While European officials claim cigarette smuggling is dropping, terrorists with backgrounds in the illegal tobacco trade have now been implicated in attacks on Europeans in Africa (by Belmokhtar) as well as in the heart of Paris. While the African countri
Africa Times
added Dec 5, 2015 16:17
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Alabama lawmaker: Shun foreign-owned convenience stores

Harper's Facebook page Monday said foreign convenience store owners "in large part" send money to their countries of origin "to create turmoil..."convenience stores and tobacco shops with "lights around the windows and doors are not owned by God fearing C
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 4, 2015 21:28
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THE GLOBAL ILLICIT TRADE IN TOBACCO: A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY (PDF)

is a growing threat to U.S. national interests. Internationally, it fuels transnational crime, corruption, and terrorism. As it converges with other criminal activities it undermines the rule of law and the licit market economy, and creates greater in
US Department of State
added Dec 6, 2015 21:18
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[Iraq, Mid-east, Syria] Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules

Smoking is strictly forbidden...Hamid, 29, said that when he was caught smoking a cigar in his shop in Mosul in late August, “ISIS not only whipped me 15 times in public but forced me to pay a fine of 50,000 dinar,” or about $40 at the time.
New York Times
added Nov 30, 2015 02:17
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