Archive for the ‘Alcohol’ Category

High alcohol, cigarette taxes in Turkey promote smuggling, fraud

Smuggling and fraud involving alcoholic drinks and cigarettes is growing rapidly in Turkey, recent inspections by the country’s Revenues Administration have revealed. The number of cigarettes without a tax label has doubled in one year, hurting tax revenues, the official data gathered by the Anatolia news agency showed. ... read more >>

Customs Foils Two Bids To Smuggle Liquor, Cigarettes

Bandar Seri Begawan – Customs officers from the Sungai Tujoh Control Post foiled an attempt to smuggle over 20 cartons of cigarettes into the country earlier this week. According to a report from the Customs Prevention Unit in Belait, a 42-year-old Malaysian was caught smuggling 29 cartons of cigarettes of various brands in a four seater vehicle on April 25 (Monday) at the Sungai Tujoh Control Post. ... read more >>

Tobacco, alcohol, fat have huge health impact

A large percentage of NCDs could be prevented by reductions in their four main behavioral risk factors — tobacco use, physical inactivity, alcohol and unhealthy diets, the WHO said. Here are some details about those risk factors and the toll they exact on human health: ... read more >>

Turn detective on dodgy drink and cigarette dealers

Bargain hunters trawling Easter car boot sales in Cambridgeshire have been urged to turn detective. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is urging shoppers to be on the lookout for traders selling counterfeit and smuggled cigarettes and alcohol at rock bottom prices. Expertly crafted packaging makes it almost impossible to spot whether cheap tobacco and alcohol products are counterfeit. ... read more >>

Health warnings on alcoholic drinks can and bottles to be implemented in Ireland

Alcoholic drinks cans and bottles sold in Ireland will soon carry stark health warnings similar to those on cigarette packets, the Irish Mail on Sunday can reveal. The blunt messages, displayed prominently on labels, are part of a new drive to curb the spiralling social and health problems associated with the country’s alarming alcohol consumption. Health Minister Dr James Reilly is preparing legislation compelling alcohol producers to display the warnings on all containers. ... read more >>

$26,700 in Contributions from Alcohol Industry Raises Red Flags Over Senator Alting’s Opposition to Smoke-Free Law

Saying it raises questions about his opposition to a smoke-free law that includes bars, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids yesterday released data from the National Institute on Money in State Politics showing that over the last two election cycles, Senator Ronnie J. Alting has taken more political contributions from businesses involved in the sale and distribution of beer, wine and liquor than from any other industry. ... read more >>

Cost of cigarettes and alcohol to increase tonight

Cigarette smokers face a jump of up to 50 pence on a packet of 20 from 6pm today despite the Chancellor sticking to Labour’s previously announced plans to raise tobacco duty by 2 per cent above inflation, the tobacco industry said. The price of a pint of beer is also set to rise by up to 10p, with campaigner warning more pubs will close and thousands of jobs lost after the Government pressed ahead with planned alcohol tax rises. ... read more >>

Diageo severs ties to drink awareness body in row over smoking

DRINKS giant Diageo has cut its ties with Scotland’s most prominent alcohol awareness charity over controversial moves by the campaigning group to link the impact of alcohol to that of smoking. The company, which makes Johnnie Walker, Bell’s, Guinness and Smirnoff, has retaliated against Alcohol Focus Scotland after being frozen out of a conference next week which the group is co-hosting with anti-smoking lobbyist ASH. ... read more >>

Tobacco and alcohol seized from Flint and Chester in operation

ALMOST 20,000 cigarettes, 165 litres of alcohol and 31 kilos of tobacco were seized after operations were carried out in Flint, Chester and the rest of the region. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) carried out the exercise in North Wales last week. Officers found almost 15,000 smuggled cigarettes and 6.7 kilos of tobacco in a house in Chester and illegally smuggled alcohol and tobacco products were found in Flint. ... read more >>

Law Enforcement Check Out Bars, Stores for Mardi Gras

Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents are taking proactive action as they gear up for Mardi Gras. In the days leading up to the festivities, agents are cracking down on restaurants, bars and convenience stores that sell alcohol and tobacco products. ... read more >>

Fire fatalities mainly caused by careless smoking

A new report released by Alaska State Troopers says fire fatalities occurring in January over the past five years were mainly due to careless smoking, with substance abuse as a contributing factor. Almost 75 percent of these fires showed that alcohol or drug use was a contributing facto. ... read more >>