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[UK] Southampton smokers buying cheap cigarettes 'unknowingly funding international terrorism'

That’s the fear of experts who say that millions of pounds in profits from illegal and fake tobacco products easily available from rogue traders is finding its way into the pockets of the worst of criminals and killers. This week the Daily Echo has reve
Southern Daily Echo (uk)
added Jan 9, 2017 02:10
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[UK] Rat droppings and human excrement: Illegal cigarettes mixed with harmful ingredients are putting Southampton's smokers at risk

Rat droppings, human excrement, dead insects and other harmful ingredients are being mixed with poor quality tobacco to be sold off as genuine branded products at a fraction of the legal price, our under-cover researchers have found. And there are fears
Southern Daily Echo (uk)
added Jan 9, 2017 18:56
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[Mid-east, Syria] WILLIAMS: Time to Defund the Taxpayer-Subsidized United Nations

In the midst of a raging civil war, the World Health Organization has recently pushed the Syrian government to reduce smoking rates in its country. This is a clear indication that the United Nations is out of touch with what’s important.
InsideSources
added Jan 6, 2017 01:16
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[Asia] Cigars, once banned, fire up troop morale in Afghanistan

military, civilian and contractor members of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club here say it’s more than a nicotine fix. It’s a bond of friendship, an escape from the drudgery of deployed life and a taste of home. The group takes its name from the fact
Stars & Stripes
added Dec 10, 2016 18:05
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[Asia] PANNER: Turkmenistan: Beating, Jail Time For Chewing Tobacco

Turkmenistan is a failing state. When someone may be put in prison for seven years for possessing a substance that is prevalent across Central Asia, a substance that not even the Soviet government prohibited, that is a sign of a desperate government.
Radio Free Europe
added Dec 9, 2016 22:00
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[Mid-east] VIDEOS: 'A national security risk': Australian Border Force warns illegal tobacco trade may be fuelling terrorism

"We are seeing crime gangs here in Australia, oftentimes Middle Eastern organised crime gangs, and the connections back into the Middle East ... [are] a significant concern for us in the current environment," he said. "The funding of extremist activitie
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 5, 2016 23:40
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[Europe, UK] Panama Papers: Europol links 3,500 names to suspected criminals

Almost 3,500 individuals and companies in the Panama Papers are probable matches for suspected criminals including terrorists, cybercriminals and cigarette smugglers, according to a document seen by the Guardian. The analysis, which was carried out by Eu
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 2, 2016 05:27
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[Iraq, Mid-east] Islamic State turns to cigarette smuggling to fund itself

Despite the ban, many Mosul residents did not give up, creating an underground economy in cigarettes on which IS would eventually capitalize to fund the affairs of its so-called caliphate. As efforts to cut off the group’s finances yielded fruit, the m
Al-Monitor
added Nov 29, 2016 03:46
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[Afghanistan] Kabul police raid shisha cafes in "debauchery" crackdown

confiscating shisha water pipes and paraphernalia in a campaign to halt "debauchery and vulgarity". Critics say the campaign will only distract police from the Afghan capital's deteriorating security situation, while doing little to change the pervasive s
Reuters
added Nov 28, 2016 01:14
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[Asia] Turkey’s Free Press Withers as Erdogan Jails 120 Journalists

A prominent columnist wrote recently about how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey hates cigarettes so much that he confiscates packs from his followers... urged his readers to protest the president’s anti-democratic ways by lighting a cigarette and
New York Times
added Nov 17, 2016 23:41
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