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Homegrown And Imported ‘roll Your Owns’ Now Part Of NZ’s Growing Tobacco Black Market

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 10:14 am | Imperial Brands

An independent report from KPMG in the United Kingdom has found New Zealand’s illicit loose leaf tobacco market grew to more than 185,800kg in 2021, of which 13,500kg was grown illegally on New Zealand soil. 9.6% of smokers reported purchasing illicit ... More >>

Successive Illicit Tobacco Busts Show Much More Work To Be Done

Friday, 25 September 2020, 7:36 am | Imperial Brands

A spate of illicit tobacco seizures by New Zealand Customs reveals a sophisticated criminal network, with increasing involvement from gangs and organised crime syndicates. Without a robust policy and enforcement response from the Government, modelled on ... More >>

Vaping Law Stubs Out Options For Smokers

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:29 pm | Imperial Brands

Imperial Brands says it is excited that a new law will allow it to sell vapes but is disappointed that the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping) Amendment Bill has made vapes harder to get than cigarettes. Imperial Brands spokesperson Kirsten ... More >>

Black-Market Tobacco Sidesteps $287 Million In Excise Tax

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 4:26 am | Imperial Brands

Year-on-year increases in consumption of illicit tobacco in New Zealand have seen illegal trade swell to 11.5% of the total market. If consumed legally, illicit products would have netted the Government $287 million in excise tax during 2019. Independent ... More >>

‘Jeckyll And Hyde’ Vaping Bill Leaves Clean-up Job For Regulators

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 4:11 pm | Imperial Brands

A Bill reported back to Parliament yesterday has the explicit purpose of switching smokers to vaping, but strange new clauses leave cigarettes more widely available than vapes and prevent people talking about the benefits of vaping Imperial Brands ... More >>

Widespread Retail Sales And Communications Needed For Vaping Switch

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 11:02 am | Imperial Brands

Imperial Brands has advised the Select Committee reviewing proposed vaping legislation that the Bill must be changed to allow widespread availability through retailers and promotion. The company, which appeared in front of the Committee yesterday, says ... More >>

Myblu Products Not Linked to Reported US Lung Illnesses

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 1:49 pm | Imperial Brands

Imperial Brands Australasia is concerned by reports linking respiratory illnesses and deaths to the use of vaping products containing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis, which is not found in liquid ... More >>