ASH Daily News 7 June 2017



  • Brighton: Venues encouraged to stub out smoking
  • How to measure the black market for cigarettes
  • Ireland: Sniffer dog finds two tonnes of tobacco on lorry at Rosslare Europort

 

Brighton: Venues encouraged to stub out smoking

Smoking outside could be off the menu in outdoor areas at restaurants, cafes and pubs across Brighton and Hove.
It’s all part of scheme, costing around £1,500, being launched this month encouraging businesses to make their premises completely smoke free.

Source: Juice Brighton, 7 June 2017
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How to measure the black market for cigarettes

Last month Britain joined a growing number of countries in which cigarettes can only be sold in standardised packs. Tobacco companies claim that the move will boost the sales of contraband cigarettes by making them trickier to spot. There is one way to tell whether this actually happens: track how black-market sales change.

Source: The Economist, 7 June 2017
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Ireland: Sniffer dog finds two tonnes of tobacco on lorry at Rosslare Europort

More than two tonnes of tobacco has been found in a truck after it was checked by a sniffer dog. The Polish-registered lorry, which was supposed to be carrying a cargo of plastic, was stopped at Rosslare Europort after driving off a ferry from Cherbourg in France.

The illegal tobacco had a retail value of more than a million euro and if sold it would have resulted in a loss to the Excehquer of about 800,000 euro, the Revenue service said. The agency said officers seized the contraband and impounded the vehicle after it was stopped and searched in a routine operation with the assistance of detector dog Alfie.

Source: Belfast Telegraph, 6 June 2017
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