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A global pact to battle the illicit tobacco trade began in September with the World Health Organization hailing it as “game-changing” in eliminating widespread health-hazardous and criminal activity. Read more

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A report by the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa conducted by Ipsos on the market share of illicit cigarettes in the country has revealed illicit cigarettes are South Africa’s biggest tobacco brand. Read more

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New legislation to make it easier to prosecute tobacco smugglers will go to the Senate for debate after passing the lower house. Read more

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World Health Organization wants to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products, and Fiji would benefit greatly from the ratification. Read more

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A Philip Morris (Thailand) shows illicit cigarette use in Thailand has more than doubled, costing the country at least THB3.6 billion (US$116 million) a year in lost tax revenue. Read more

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An international trade body urges a “redoubling” of global authentication strategies. Read more

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Philip Morris International says it will fund proposals under its $100 million global initiative to support third-party projects dedicated to the fight against illegal trade. Read more

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

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The latest cigarette trafficking reports have shown the tobacco industry has been right all along. Read more

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British American Tobacco s calling on authorities to ensure full enforcement of the Tobacco Control Act to achieve the objective of that law, including reduction of product smuggling. Read more

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2015 was a good year for the Vietnam National Tobacco Corporation. Illicit cigarette trade has dropped by 30% while growth in domestic market consumption has led to Vinataba increasing its domestic production as well as market share. Read 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. Read more

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Combating illicit tobacco trade is an issue that is being seriously addressed by not only those in the tobacco industry but also governments around the world. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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