Monthly Archives: January 2014

NATO: “a black market will arise if the sale of menthol cigarettes is banned….”

Editor’s Note: The following comment from the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) discussed in the article below is of particular note: “a black market will arise if the sale of menthol cigarettes is banned in  the U.S. because criminal elements will take advantage of the opportunity to profit from illicit cigarette sales.”

From: Convenience Store Decisions

Taxation Taking a Toll on Cigarettes

Mounting restrictions on the retail sale of tobacco continues to plague this core convenience store category.

By John Lofstock, Editor

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Counterfeit cigarette fears over plans for plain packaging

From: Nottingham Post

INTRODUCING plain packaging on  cigarette boxes would make it easier for counterfeit cigarettes to flood the market, it is claimed.

The Government is considering standardising tobacco packs to make them less appealing to children and other  people considering smoking.

But small businesses in Notts say that plain  packaging would make it even easier for people to make copies of legal cigarettes.

Seema Chadda, an assistant at her father’s store, Gifto Mini Market, in Arnold, said: “I have noticed a slight drop in sales of cigarettes over the last couple of months.

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Massive counterfeit cig haul seized

From: Dewsbury Reporter

Trading standards officer Dave Lodge with cigarettes seized by Trading standards and police. (D546E402)

More than 150,000 counterfeit cigarettes have been taken off the streets after raids on three premises in Dewsbury.

Police and trading standards officers discovered counterfeit packets of tobacco and cigarettes worth around £100,000 in a town centre basement.

Officers from Dewsbury and Mirfield Neighbourhood Policing Team and West Yorkshire Trading Standards officers carried out the raids last Friday following complaints about cheap tobacco products being sold.

Police named the businesses targeted as Global Groceries and neighbouring Top Shottaz snooker club in Bradford Road and Middle Eastern Mini Market in South Street.

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A massive haul of counterfeit cigarettes

From: Dewsbury Reporter

In this week’s Dewsbury Reporter

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by Lindsay Pantry

A massive haul of counterfeit cigarettes were seized after police and trading standards officers raided three businesses.

Almost 200,000 cigarettes were found in a town centre hidden basement.

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Issues and matters arising from the Anti-Tobacco Campaign

From: Ghana News

By Akinyemi Williams

What could possibly pass for the take off of Anti Tobacco Campaign can be said to have started in 1632 when it became illegal to smoke publicly in Massachusetts. But this had to do more with the moral beliefs of the time and not the health concerns.

However, in the 1950s, more and more claims linking smoking to lung cancer began to emerge. In 1965, television cigarette ads are taken off the air in Great Britain. In 1971, television ads for cigarettes are finally taken off the air in the U.S. Anti Tobacco campaign and their activities have grown over the ages and assumed a global height in the late 1990s.

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