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15 Years and Counting

Take a look at TSTN’s main news items between 2009-2011, including problems faced with finalising the FCTC Protocol, efforts in the US to introduce federal tax stamps on cigarettes, and the industry’s growing acceptance of digital/physical solutions, unique identifying codes and smartphone authentication.

The Fishing Was Good – It Was the Catching That Was Bad

Francisco Mandiola looks at some interesting developments in seafood trace…

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Fortified Defences: The Power of Combining Physic…

In a rapidly evolving excise landscape in which counterfeit goods and tax evasion pose major challenges, the …

Identifying Counterfeit Cigarettes by Their Isotope Fingerprints

Researchers in China have developed a method for identifying counterfeit c…

Increased Controls Shrink Illicit Tobacco in Bosnia and Herzegovina

According to the Sarajevo Times, the implementation of increased controls …

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How to Protect Citizens Against Fraudulent QR Codes

By 2025, more than 100 million smartphone users in the US will use a QR code scanner on their mobile devices, compared to 70.6 million in 2020. But how can citizens be sure that what they are scanning is legitimate?

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