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Unregistered cigarette-making machinery seized in BIR raids

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has seized unregistered cigarette-making machinery in various locations as part of a broader crackdown on tax evasion in the tobacco industry, the Department of Finance (DoF) said.

LT Group sets around P11 billion capex for 2018

LT Group, Inc. (LTG) plans to spend P10 billion to P11 billion for capital expenditures in 2018, amid expectations of a better year given...

Misdeclared cigarettes, fireworks from China seized at Port of Manila

Two 40-foot container vans from China, which carried misdeclared cigarettes and fireworks said to be worth a total of P8.98 million were busted by...

Authorities raid another factory that makes fake Mighty cigarettes

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter AUTHORITIES raided another factory in Bulacan that made counterfeit cigarettes carrying the Mighty brand, the country’s Finance chief...

Gov’t seizes illicit cases of cigarettes in Nueva Ecija

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday seized hundreds of mastercases of illicit cigarettes in Nueva...

Light cigarettes linked to specific form of lung cancer

MIAMI — So-called “light” cigarettes with holes in the filter could be the reason why a specific kind of lung cancer has been on...

EU court upholds new tobacco laws on packaging, menthol cigarettes

LUXEMBOURG — The European Union’s (EU) top court on Wednesday, ruled that the bloc’s new laws on plain tobacco packaging and a ban on...

India court tells tobacco industry to adopt strict warnings

NEW DELHI — India’s highest court on Wednesday, ordered cigarette manufacturers to comply with controversial new rules requiring bigger health warnings on packets that...