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Tag: "cigarettes"

Hungary moves from open market to monopoly to zeropoly

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Smokers in some Hungarian villages will not have local access to cigarettes after a new law allowing only state-licensed tobacconists to sell cigarettes comes into effect in May, according to an MTI-EcoNews story quoting the opposition Socialist lawmaker, Csaba Toth. As was reported here on April 3, the country‚Äôs parliament adopted legislation in September last […]

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FBI sting smokes out fake Marlboro men

April 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

For more than a year, the system worked flawlessly. Containers of counterfeit cigarettes shipped from China to the ports of Newark, N.J., and New York City moved easily through customs and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security without inspection. From the docks, the cigarettes, falsely labeled as Marlboros and Marlboro Lights, made their way to […]

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