UK ILLEGAL TOBACCO MARKET MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS: JUNE 2018
Jul15

UK ILLEGAL TOBACCO MARKET MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS: JUNE 2018

A shopkeeper at Euro Shop in Wolverhampton, who was jailed in June 2017 for two years for evading £58,675 in tax, has been ordered to pay back over £61,000 in cash and costs, or face another year in jail. He was caught hiding almost 400,000 cigarettes behind false walls, under floorboards, beneath a fridge and in a hole in a wall, by investigators in 2015. Reported on My News Desk – 25 June 2018   The owner of McCullogh in Ballymena...

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Flavours are Key to Smokers Switching to Vaping – US Study

Restricting access to non-tobacco vaping flavours may discourage smokers from switching to e-vapour products shows a study of over 20,000 adult vapers   New peer-reviewed research recently published in the Harm Reduction Journal shows that flavours play a critical role in attracting – and retaining – smokers into the vaping category, directly contributing to tobacco harm reduction.    “The results show that...

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JTI removes tobacco gantry from another store in High Wycombe
Jul10

JTI removes tobacco gantry from another store in High Wycombe

JTI has removed its tobacco gantry from N&N News in Desborough Road, High Wycombe following a prosecution at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on 13 June for selling counterfeit tobacco products. The store’s owner, Chandrasegaram Mughaya was given a suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay £1,650 in costs. This is the second occasion that JTI has removed a gantry from a retailer in the town for illegal tobacco sales. In December...

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FIT FOR A (SUPER)KING. IMPERIAL ANNOUNCES NEW JPS PLAYER’S AND L&B BLUE CRUSHBALL VARIANTS
Jul02

FIT FOR A (SUPER)KING. IMPERIAL ANNOUNCES NEW JPS PLAYER’S AND L&B BLUE CRUSHBALL VARIANTS

Imperial is delighted to announce two new Superkings additions to its growing crushball range, JPS Player’s Superkings Crushball and L&B Blue Ice Crushball Superkings. Both launches are in recognition of the continued popularity of the crushball (capsule) sector, which now stands at over 14%1 of the overall factory made cigarette (FMC) market. JPS Player’s Superkings Crushball bolsters the portfolio of the UK’s best selling1 FMC...

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JTI warns retailers to be alert as tobacco voucher scam returns
Jun06

JTI warns retailers to be alert as tobacco voucher scam returns

Fake Benson & Hedges vouchers discovered in Nottingham area  Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is warning retailers to be alert following the discovery of a fake tobacco voucher in the Nottingham area. The bogus voucher leads consumers to believe they can claim up to £5 off any Benson & Hedges product in store, but has not been provided by JTI UK and is not affiliated in any way to the company.   JTI first warned retailers of...

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ICE PACK BABY! IMPERIAL ANNOUNCES UNIQUE ADDITION TO GOLD LEAF PORTFOLIO

 Imperial is delighted to announce Gold Leaf Ice Pack, a unique roll your own (RYO) proposition, arriving in the independent channel from 1st July. Ice Pack takes its inspiration from the success of the current Gold Leaf 30g Handy Pack, our popular all-in-one 30g RYO solution. However, Ice Pack features mentholated tips – a first for the category. Now adult smokers will be able to enjoy the fresh taste of menthol whenever they roll...

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