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A US security chief says the illegal tobacco trade is helping to prop up Kim Jong-un’s nuclear program as well as the world’s biggest terror groups. more

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Customs officials at Taiwan's the Port of Tai-chung seized approximately 18.6 metric tons of smuggled tobacco in early June. more

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Russian business ombudsman, Boris Titov, said in an annual report to the Russian president that 35-40% of tobacco products sold on the Russian market are illegally produced. more

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Calling for a ban on foreign direct investment in tobacco sector, the Federation of All India Farmer Associations says multinational firms are using policy ambiguities to endorse international brands in the country, which encourages illegal trade. more

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A new report says that 53 billion illegal cigarettes were consumed in member states last year. more

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Fifteen million dollars worth of illegal tobacco has been seized from a farm in northern Victoria. A total of 22 hectares of tobacco plants were discovered growing on the property at Dingwall, near Kerang, late last month. more

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High taxes on cigarettes have given rise to an illegal industry and tobacco consumption shifting to cheaper non-cigarette forms, said the Tobacco Institute of India recently. more

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Serious damage to Bulgaria’s state budget has been prevented as an illegal manufacturing facility for tobacco products was busted. more

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From the Associate editor

Cutting the Nose to Spite the Face

As the debate on the effects of e-cigarettes continues with new research coming out both for and against e-cigs, is it too soon to be banning them?

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