Cigarettes – Buying Cigarettes Online E Sat, 18 Sep 2021 04:38:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cigarettes – Buying Cigarettes Online E 32 32 County Durham store closed linked to illegal cigarettes and tobacco Fri, 17 Sep 2021 18:02:41 +0000

A County Durham store has been ordered to close for three months after being linked to the sale of illegal cigarettes and tobacco.

The Blackhall Colliery Lifestyle Express store has been closed by a court following a request from the Durham County Council Community Protection Team.

During an investigation by trade standards officers, it was discovered that illegal tobacco products were being sold in the Middle Street store.

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Warrants were executed at Blackhall and addresses in Middlesbrough on September 8 and a substantial amount of tobacco products and cash were seized.

Two men arrested during the operation were questioned in connection with alleged conspiracy to supply counterfeit tobacco and money laundering offenses, and were released under investigation.

Peterlee magistrates heard testimony from the council after which they concluded that criminal activity would continue if the request was not granted.

The store is to remain closed until December 16.

Owen Cleugh, the council’s public protection officer, said: “We are very happy with the magistrates’ decision.

“The sale of illegal tobacco often goes hand in hand with other forms of crime, facilitates the smoking of children and affects retailers who operate within the law.

“Our officers are committed to reducing the damage caused by the illegal tobacco trade and I urge members of the public to continue to report this to us so that we can take appropriate action.”

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]]> 0 Watchdog found hundreds of thousands of pounds of counterfeit cigarettes in raid – South London News Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:14:22 +0000

A guard dog found hundreds of thousands of pounds of counterfeit cigarettes during a raid.

Bexley’s Business Standards, along with the Metropolitan Police, removed 62,940 of the illegal queers from a grocery store in Erith in a recent raid.

Officers discovered illicit cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco stacked in two storerooms behind the grocery store on September 10.

Bexley’s trade standards officers initially conducted a covert operation, acting on information from the Metropolitan Police.

Officers discovered that the store was selling contraband tobacco products under the counter.

During the raid, trade standards officers and police bagged 3,147 packs of cigarettes and 42 kilograms of hand-rolling tobacco, estimated to be worth £ 32,000, along with other criminal evidence.

It took officers several hours to remove 14 bags of evidence from the two storerooms, storage cabinets and fake industrial packaging used to cover up its illegal import into the UK.

The transport has not been produced or packaged for legal sale in the UK. When tested, goods seized are likely to violate UK safety regulations which require cigarettes to self-extinguish to prevent home fires.

Councilor Peter Craske, Bexley’s cabinet member for the scene, said: ‘Illicit tobacco not only hinders our efforts to reduce smoking in the borough, but also poses a serious fire risk to the residents of Bexley. .

“The successful foreclosure made a huge dent in the cash profits of these determined
organized criminals.

“We will continue to work with the Metropolitan Police to track down and stop the sale of contraband and dangerous goods under the counter. “

Investigations into trade standards are ongoing.

You can report illicit tobacco sales by calling the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133.

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STPSO: Woman arrested for drug trafficking in prison, then investigator burned with cigarette Fri, 17 Sep 2021 02:32:13 +0000

COVINGTON, Louisiana (WGNO) – The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office concludes a month-long investigation that resulted in the arrest of two people.

On Thursday, STPSO reported that Kayla Ann Leary, 33, had been arrested after allegedly smuggling drugs into the parish prison through the building’s mail room. Police also arrested Kevin Corr, 26, a jailhouse inmate, for conspiring to bring the drugs into the prison.

Leary and Corr have both been charged with smuggling into a prison facility and criminal association.

Investigative efforts began on August 11 when investigators intercepted suspicious packages from Leary to an unlisted inmate in the prison.

The investigation later revealed, through the phone follow-up, that Leary and Corr had conspired to send multiple packages to an unconscious inmate living in the same dorm as Corr – one of them containing illegal narcotics. However, once the packages arrived in jail, Corr would have been supposed to intercept the package that contained the drugs.

While searching for Leary in this incident, police were also looking for her for questioning in connection with a property crime. A post was posted on Facebook to locate Leary as a person of interest, but before police found her, she arrived at the 4th Arrondissement police station on Monday, September 13 for questioning.

However, things got worse when she learned of the arrest warrant for the drug trafficking incident. She asked if she could get anything from her car in the parking lot, which investigators have cleared.

Leary then attempted to jump into his vehicle and close the door on the investigator. She should have been forcibly taken out of her car, but was able to burn the investigator on the arm with a cigarette first.

While being transported to St. Tammany Parish Jail, Leary’s vehicle was searched following the arrest. Police found more than 300 syringes, some containing an unknown substance. They also found suspected marijuana and various other drug-related paraphernalia.

As a result of the events following her arrival at the station, Leary was also charged with resisting a police officer with force or violence, aggravated escape attempt, police battery and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In a statement following the arrest, Sherrif Randy Smith said:

“If you try to bring any kind of illegal substance into the parish prison, you will be charged and prosecuted appropriately. We have a team of experienced and well-trained investigators, who work diligently daily to investigate crimes affecting the prison, and do a great job. Due to their excellent work, two people were charged and the drugs were excluded from prison. Whether this is a reminder, if you bring drugs, or try to bring drugs to jail, we will find you and you will be arrested. There is no reason for this and we will not tolerate it.


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Government warns against increased excise duty on cigarettes Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:48:31 +0000

Raising taxes on “old reliable products” such as cigarettes in the next budget could be counterproductive, the government has been told.

In a strategy document prepared by the Ministry of Finance, the coalition is informed that the increase in the cost of cigarettes in the next budget could encourage more smokers to source products outside the state,

He said the Revenue Commissioners had warned that increases in excise duties might not lead to increased yields, as rising cigarette prices in Ireland could reduce demand due to greater incentives to buy products. tobacco from other jurisdictions as well as replacing them with electronic cigarettes.


The Republic has some of the highest tariffs on tobacco products, including cigarettes.

Excise rate increases of € 0.50 on cigarette packs have been implemented in each of the last six budgets. This means that the average price of cigarettes increased by around 24% between March 2017 and March 2021.

“As a high excise member state, there is a clear incentive for some smokers to import duty-paid non-Irish tobacco products into Ireland from other member states which have significantly lower tobacco taxes,” the document says.

Revenue predicts that total tobacco product yields will reach 1.26 billion euros this year. Revenue seized 48.2 million cigarettes worth 32.8 million euros last year. This compares to 13.4 million cigarettes worth € 8.6 million in 2019.

The newspaper says there are currently few incentives to import cigarettes from the north, as they remain cheaper here.

Elsewhere, the Tax Strategy Group says that due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has not been possible to fully assess the full impact of the changes to the € 50,000 relief for bookmakers introduced in the 2020 budget, or the increase in betting rights included in the budget for the previous year. .

The group says Revenue has expressed concerns about increasing the amount of the betting duty exemption, saying it would only benefit a very limited number of operators while adding to aid compliance. State associated with it.


As far as alcohol is concerned, and although the increase in excise cuts is seen as having boosted microbreweries, the group’s strategy paper suggests opposing further changes.

“Since the microbrewery relief is already set at the maximum rate allowed by EU rules and the current production threshold ensures that all microbreweries are included, there is no compelling reason to improve further this regime for the moment, ”he says.

Finally, the group’s document also proposed the option of a 7.5% reduction in excise duty on alcohol in the 2022 budget, as suggested by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland. DIGI says the move would help the beverage and hospitality industry bounce back from the pandemic and boost employment levels.

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CIA officers pummel truck roof with hammer to find 796 cartons of contraband cigarettes – Mothership.SG Wed, 15 Sep 2021 07:38:43 +0000

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Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) officers discovered 796 cartridges and 905 unpaid packets of cigarettes concealed under the roof of a Malaysian-registered truck on September 10, 2021.

Blow-by-blow revelation

According to the post on the ICA Facebook page on September 14, ICA officers at Woodlands Checkpoint first noticed that something was wrong when reviewing the x-ray images of the truck.

Via ICA Facebook

They then directed the truck for further checks.

An accompanying video showed four CIA officers standing on the roof of the vehicle, while one of them forced his way through the roof of the truck with a hammer.

Via ICA Facebook

They then discovered nearly 800 cartridges and around 900 unpaid packets of cigarettes that were being smuggled into Singapore.

Via ICA Facebook

Via ICA Facebook

Via ICA Facebook

Further investigations

The ICA said the concealment method was a “source of concern” as similar methods can also be used by terrorists to smuggle security items into Singapore.

Via ICA Facebook

Cartons of unpaid cigarettes. Via ICA Facebook

He wrote :

“Protecting Singapore’s borders remains ICA’s top priority. The ICA will continue to carry out security checks to detect and deter smuggling attempts, in order to keep Singapore safe.

The ICA added that it had referred the matter to Singapore Customs for further investigation.

Many netizens praised the officers for a job well done, while some called for safer tools to be used for officers in future busts.

Via ICA Facebook

Via ICA Facebook

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Activist and Cigarette Team Collect 23,400 Sector V Cigarette Butts in One Day Sat, 11 Sep 2021 02:32:13 +0000

Not only for your health, smoking is also bad for the environment. The cigarette butt thrown away after smoking appears to be cotton, but it contains cellulose acetate – a plastic – which is terrible for the soil it ends up being thrown into.

To assess how serious the situation is, an environmentalist toured Sector V with the aim of collecting 10,000 cigarette butts in 24 hours. He exceeded his target and ended up with 10,400 cigarette butts. Seven other volunteers joined him and the collective effort was 23,400 cigarette butts. “And that’s during the pandemic, so just imagine how many more people are coming to Sector V normally and how many more butts are littered,” Nirit Datta said.

Nirit was an IT professional himself, but quit in 2018 to pursue his passion. He is now an advocate for wildlife and an actor for environmental change. The other thing he quit was smoking, and one of the main reasons was the plastic used in his production.

Nirit with the recycled bottles he collected them in

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From words to deeds

Nirit didn’t have to hunt throughout Sector V for his treasure. He covered the area of ​​six football fields around the Infinity building and collected the butts in plastic bags and bottles which he picked up from the street itself.

“There was this cigarette store next to Infinity Benchmark that I kept coming back to because it kept getting littered with butts every few minutes. I had over 2,000 cigarette butts nearby alone, ”explains the striking-looking man with a shaved head and chest-deep beard. “A lot of people looked at me and 57 of them asked me why I was doing this.”

Nirit explained his motive to them and asked in return if they knew what the cigarettes were made of. “Only three people knew it contained plastic. The others thought the ass was good old biodegradable cotton.

The heat, humidity and exertion (he must have done 2,000 squats that day) was immense and the southern Calcutta resident was forced to take several 10-minute breaks. He ate light foods and used gloves, a mask, and frequently sanitized his hands all the time. After the walk, Nirit quarantined himself for a week.

Members of Y-East, a network of environmental professionals supported by Techno India University, and Waste Wheel, a recycling start-up, have come to cheer her up and help her from time to time.

Nirit recovered the cigarette butts in bags and bottles found on the streets of Sector V

Nirit recovered the cigarette butts in bags and bottles found on the streets of Sector V

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Guinness attempt

It took Nirit three days to count the butts and figure out that 70% of them were from the same manufacturer. He now wants to get closer to this company to install specialized bins in the offices frequented by smokers.

“Right now the cigarette ends clump together with the rest of the waste and it is not possible to separate them. If there were dedicated bins, as well as awareness campaigns, smokers would dispose of them responsibly and plastic could be treated and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. And since cigarette packs mention health hazards, they should also convey environmental messages, ”says Nirit.

Tomorrow Nirit will be walking again, although this time it will be in Bangalore. And in December, it will attempt the Guinness World Records for the maximum number of cigarette ends collected by one person in one day. Before that, he will have to work on his fitness to reduce the time he needs to rest in the middle. The other thing he is sure of is to repeat his feat in Sector V itself.

“Having worked in the IT industry, I’ve seen people take 10 to 12 cigarette breaks a day. It’s worse in the winter, when people think that smoking will heat them up, ”says Nirit, adding that in the West there is an environmentally friendly way to create cigarette butts but smokers rarely enjoy them.

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Electronic cigarette maker Juul to open facility in Research Triangle Park Wed, 08 Sep 2021 03:34:00 +0000

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (WNCN) – Juul plans to open a new facility in the Research Triangle Park area, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the e-cigarette producer said it plans to continue “advancing the harm reduction potential for adult smokers while combating underage use.”

In June, Juul and North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein reached a deal that will require the e-cigarette company to pay $ 40 million and make changes to its business.

In July, the Wake County Board of Education filed a lawsuit against Juul, claiming that vaping has a negative impact on students which puts them at risk and is a burden on the school system.

Juul’s full statement reads as follows:

“We are preparing to launch a new facility in the Research Triangle that will provide high-quality full-time jobs to a diverse and inclusive workforce as part of our commitment to continue to generate scientific data and evidence. evidence on our products for our regulatory submissions. We will continue to seek to earn the trust of key stakeholders, including local officials, as we advance the harm reduction potential for adult smokers while combating underage use. “

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Thousands of cigarettes with fake brand names were sold in the Freeman Street store Sat, 04 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0000

A man has been convicted after thousands of cigarettes with fake brand names were sold in a Freeman Street store.

Saman Hamzay, 24, of Chester Place, Cleethorpes, appeared in Grimsby Magistrates’ Court on Friday August 27 after pleading guilty in a pre-trial hearing to three counts under the 1994 Act on marks.

The charges involved 78,360 counterfeit Richmond cigarettes, 1,540 counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes (3,995 packs) and 20 bags of counterfeit Amber Leaf tobacco.

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All items were seized from his vehicle on February 18, 2020 outside his workplace, Ferdawes International Foods in Freeman Street.

They were seized by the council’s business standards officers who were supported by officers from the East Marsh Ward Police Team.

The illicit market value of the goods at the time of the seizure was £ 16,140 with the legitimate value of £ 40,370. This represents a potential loss of £ 24,230 to genuine businesses and the local economy.

Hamzay was sentenced to a 12-month community order including 100 hours of unpaid work and paying £ 565 in costs and a victim fine surcharge of £ 90.

The magistrates recognized his early guilty plea and his personal situation was taken into account.

A custodial sentence had been considered because of the seriousness of the offenses.

Councilor Ron Shepherd, Safer, Stronger Communities portfolio holder, said: “Every inspection we do disrupts the supply chain. With the support of the public, we can put an end to this criminal trade. We do this to protect you.

“These inspections are very intelligence-driven and we will act on the information received and apply it if necessary, so please contact the Council’s Business Standards team if you are concerned.”

Since the start of the Nightshade Council operation, intended to tackle the supply of illicit tobacco products in the borough, the Trade Standards team has now seized 885,848 illegal cigarettes and 722.9 kilograms of tobacco, which at street level has a value of almost £ 400,000 and a legitimate value of over £ 860,000.

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]]> 0 This brokerage firm asks staff not to smoke cigarettes even if they work from home Wed, 01 Sep 2021 05:38:06 +0000

Nomura Holdings Inc. has told its staff in Japan not to smoke during working hours, even if they work from home.

The nation’s largest brokerage has sent a note to employees outlining the new policy that will take effect in October, spokesman Yoshitaka Otsu said by phone. The company will close all smokehouses managed by the Nomura group by the end of December.

The rules will be based on mutual trust and will not include a punitive clause, Otsu said. The company does not plan to monitor whether employees working remotely follow the guidelines. Nomura is introducing measures to create a supportive work environment, prevent passive smoking and promote employee health, he said in a separate statement on Wednesday.

“There has to be an environment in which everyone is healthy and can live vividly so that employees can fully demonstrate their abilities, their characters,” he said.

Smoke at home

Nomura is the latest Japanese company to take action against smoking as the health risks associated with cigarettes gain more and more attention. About two in ten smokers said their cigarette consumption increased because of work or staying home during the pandemic, according to a March poll from the National Cancer Center Japan. This is partly because there are no restrictions on smoking in the home.

Nomura seeks to reduce the smoking rate among its employees in Japan to 12% by 2025, from 20% in March 2020, according to its website. The brokerage has been providing financial assistance to help workers quit smoking since 2017, Otsu said.

The brokerage’s latest policy also strongly recommends that people stay away from its offices for 45 minutes after smoking at lunchtime or during breaks to avoid “secondhand smoking,” Otsu said.

Healthy staff

Elsewhere, snack maker Calbee Inc. in 2018 banned smoking during working hours because the health of its employees and their families was “essential” to the growth of a business, according to spokesperson Marina Fukaya.

Food producer Ajinomoto Co. instituted a no-smoking on-the-job policy in 2019, which applies to staff working remotely, a spokesperson said. Still, he acknowledged that the company lacks the ability to monitor or control employees who work from home.

The telecommunications unit of SoftBank Group Corp. introduced a similar rule in April last year to ensure the health of employees and protect customers from secondhand smoke, according to spokesperson Rika Takahashi.

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Tip of the Week: Throw Cigarettes Out of Vehicles | New Sat, 28 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000

Large forest fires are one of the of live in the Pacific Northwest during the summer months.

Wildland fires are dangerous, costly and have a serious impact on air quality. Our partner agencies at the firefighters do a good job of providing public information on burning restrictions and outdoor recreation to keep us all educated and safe. Despite theIn their best prevention efforts, firefighters are always called upon to extinguish man-made forest fires everywhere. the State.

Discarded cigarettes are a common cause of forest fires along the roads. Even if the discarded cigarette does not start a fire, throwing theI’m outside of the the car is still a crime under the Revised Statutes of Oregon (ORS). Here is a selection of Applicable laws regarding the disposal of cigarettes from a vehicle:

  • To throw of lighted matches, cigarettes and other materials are prohibited

ORS 476.715: “No one shall, at any time, throw lighted tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, matches or any other lighted material on a forest, a private road, a public road or a railway right. of way within that state. This crime is a Class B misdemeanor and applies year round.

ORS 164.805 § (a, c): “Throw or deposit any rubbish, rubbish, rubbish, debris or other waste on the Earth of another without permission of the owner, or on any public road or in or on any public transport facility ”or“ Allow garbage, rubbish, rubbish, debris or other waste to be thrown from a vehicle that the the person operates. This crime is a Class C misdemeanor and may apply to the person who threw the cigarette and the operating person the vehicle.

ORS 164.335: “A person commits the criminality of reckless burn if the person recklessly damages property of another by fire or explosion. This crime is a class A misdemeanor.

Although it is a criminal act, discarded cigarette butts are harmful to the natural beauty of our region. Discarded cigarettes can contain chemicals and carcinogens that are harmful to animals and the environment. By turning off and properly disposing of cigarette butts, you make yourself, the community, and the environment a favor!

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