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 Wars: Imperial Tobacco Strikes Back

By going out of their way to defame my credibility by associating me with some big corporation, and doing so in an amateurish manner, that is easily traceable, big tobacco has proven that my hard work is paying off. they perceive my blog as a threat and thus are trying to discredit it. By doing so they embolden me further and clearly demonstrate they are on the defensive.

The Track & Trace Problem

Hey there! I have to admit, when writing my last post, I thought I was finished with describing Codentify’s technological disadvantages… It seemed to me I’ve told everything there is to say about how the tobacco industry’s promoting a quite lousy digital tax verification (DTV) solution to self-regulate its product. But then I recalled the…

Guest Post: Codentify Insider’s Words Supports Long Held Claims of Luk Joosen and Anna Gilmore

Bellow is one of the more insightful replies I have received in recent weeks. Thanks Peter for taking the time to write. One of the best investigative articles I’ve read on the topic of the Codentify scheme is the article written by Luk Joosens and Anna B Gilmore: http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/23/e1/e3.full#aff-1  I really recommend reading it fully, yet…

The Counterfeiting Problem

Here goes my second post. I’m going to elaborate on Codentify’s methods of counterfeit avoidance, or the lack there of. Before I get started it is important for me to note that I have received encouragements by leading anti-tobacco activists after my first post. To those who wrote me; thank you for your support! Allegedly,…