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Companies reporting correctly on seized cigarettes

Companies reporting correctly on seized cigarettes

| January 18, 2016

There has been no evidence of incorrect reporting by tobacco manufacturers in relation to the provenance of cigarettes seized within the EU. Under agreements between the four major multinational tobacco manufacturers, the EU Commission and member states; it is the manufacturers that are responsible for identifying whether seized cigarettes are genuine or counterfeit. A penalty […]

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China’s tobacco industry increasingly important

China’s tobacco industry increasingly important

| January 18, 2016

The tobacco industry contributed more than Yuan1.1 trillion to China’s state revenue last year, 20.2 percent more than it handed over in 2014, according to a story in The China Daily citing official data from the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration. The industry accounted for 6.49 percent of state revenue in 2014, and that figure is […]

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Tobacco sellers protest about ‘licensing system’

Tobacco sellers protest about ‘licensing system’

| January 18, 2016

Cigarette and bidi sellers in Himachal Pradesh, India, on Saturday protested against the government’s decision to make registration compulsory for tobacco-product vendors, according to a story in The Hindu Online. The previous day the cabinet had decided to make registration compulsory, though it was not explained why it had thought this was a necessary step. […]

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Daly resigns from RAI’s board

Daly resigns from RAI’s board

| January 18, 2016

John P. Daly has resigned from Reynolds American Inc’s board of directors, effective February 4. Daly has served on RAI’s board since December 2010, one of five members designated by Brown & Williamson Holdings (B&W), a subsidiary of British American Tobacco (BAT), under the terms of the 2004 governance agreement, as amended, between RAI, B&W […]

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Turkmenistan bans tobacco sales

Turkmenistan bans tobacco sales

| January 15, 2016

The government of Turkmenistan has banned the sale of all tobacco products, reports the BBC. Shops caught selling cigarettes are facing fines of up to tmt6,900 ($1,680), according to Chrono-TM, an independent website operating from Vienna. The State Service for Protecting the Security of a Healthy Society, which previously focused on combating drugs, has been […]

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Selling tobacco to minors now a serious offence

Selling tobacco to minors now a serious offence

| January 15, 2016

Selling tobacco products to minors in India is now punishable with a jail term of up to seven years and a Rs100,000 fine, according to a story in the Hindustan Times. These punishments are said to be provided for within the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, which was passed by parliament […]

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