Tobacco Smuggling in Africa

As the anti-tobacco world turns its gaze to the mass smuggling in Africa, we need to be looking at Europe’s policy on Codentify, which could make worldwide smuggling even worse. For years now, people have been taking notice of the sickening levels of tobacco smuggling around the world. As research as shown, not only does…

Codentify and Tobacco Tax Hikes

In the previous posts I’ve discussed new and welcomed European policy, and this week I’ve been reading a lot of news articles about a political debate happening these days in Australia. Basically, a few days ago, the Australian Labor party proposed a plan to rapidly raise the taxation of tobacco products, and it sparked quite…

Codentify IS a Monopoly

Lately I have been hearing some interesting claims from the tobacco industry in response to some of my blog posts and the many other great arguments being made by the larger tobacco control movement. While I strongly support embracing a track and trace solution which will be totally independent of the big tobacco companies influence and…

The Hidden Agendas behind Codentify

Today I would like to tell you a story about the real uses of the Codentify system in the hands of the major tobacco companies to promote their strategic campaigns against public health legislation. One of the most interesting examples I’ve found is the lobbying effort against plain tobacco packaging in the UK. First thing’s…