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Black market cigarette sales jump in Spain

A series of increases in the tax on tobacco sales in Spain over the past two years has triggered both a price war between companies battling for recession-hit consumers, and a sharp rise in the sale of black market cigarettes. “Because of the recession, and falling purchasing power, the problem of black market tobacco seems to be getting worse,” said … Continue reading Continue reading

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Retailers may face further difficulties with cigarette stocks

As retailers struggle with stocks of ‘illegal’ cigarette packets without pictorial warnings, they may face further difficulties come November, when a new EU regulation on “fire-safer” cigarettes comes into force. According to a letter sent to retailers by British American Tobacco Malta Ltd, all cigarettes sold to consumers as from 17 November “must comply with Lower Ignition Propensity (LIP) government … Continue reading

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Iran ranks 2nd in world’s cigarette smuggling

Iran holds 0.5 percent of global tobacco market, however it ranks second in terms of cigarette smuggling, Mehr News Agency quotes member of Iran’s commission on combating respiratory diseases Aboulfazl Jaryani as reporting. “Iran and Burma have the highest rate of cigarette smuggling in the world,” he said. Iran’s annually cigarette consumption is 60 billion cigarettes, while 42 percent of … Continue reading

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Detective Stole Newport Cigarettes

Late last month, a longtime Bronx detective showed up at a home in Fordham Heights around midnight, wearing a New York Police Department jacket and flashing a badge and a piece of paper he said was a search warrant, according to a criminal complaint. Once inside the home, the detective, Kyron Collins, searched widely, forcing a closet open with a … Continue reading

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