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September 2017

Counterfeit Cigarettes Are More Injurious to Health

From: Holostik

The business of counterfeit or fake cigarettes is huge; not only in India but worldwide. In some regions, there are more fakes than originals. The fake cigarette business operates underground and therefore, it is very difficult to predict the magnitude of the problem.


Ingredients of fake Cigarettes:

Not exactly tobacco but there are several other harmful ingredients contained in cigarettes. You can easily find sand, plastic and other materials. Fake cigarettes have been tested in laboratories, and it is observed that they contain far greater amounts of carbon monoxide, nicotine and tar (63%, 28%, 75% respectively) than original cigarettes which greatly increases the chances of cancer and other diseases for those who smoke them.


From: Europol Press Release

Recent innovations on intellectual property rights’ enforcement strategies is the focus of the first Europol Intellectual Property Crime Conference organised in Antwerp.

Some 400 senior law enforcement official, security and industry experts from 42 countries are attending this two-day conference (19-20 September), co-organised by Europol, the Belgian Customs Authority, UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC).  Participants will review emerging crime trends, as well as outline enforcement strategies and best practices on IP crime via operational case studies and industry perspectives.