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Australia’s plain packaging failure

research carried out by KPMG found that youth smoking rates have increased by 36% and that illegal tobacco sales are the highest in seven years. KPMG said illegal tobacco was up by 25% between 2012 and 2014, and that annual consumption of the illicit pro
betterRetailing (uk)
added Dec 22, 2014 15:04
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[UK] Flamboyant London club owner allegedly stabbed to death by son

“West built a family tobacco business in Belgium ... founded a wholesale business on a double decker bus in Calais selling cheap alcohol and cigarettes.” ...There is no room for manoeuvre when the ban comes in. I will be fined £2,500 each time it is breac
Press Association (uk)
added Dec 22, 2014 15:00
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[UK] JTI removes gantry after illicit tobacco prosecution

JTI has removed its tobacco gantry from Istanbul Mini Market, 210 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, following prosecution for selling illegal tobacco. Paul Williams, UK head of corporate affairs, commented: “Given the offence committed by this retailer we can
Forecourt Trader (uk)
added Dec 22, 2014 14:55
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[Massachusetts] Judge Sets Stage for Boston Tobacco Trial Next Spring

A Boston federal judge has narrowed an eight-year-old class action filed by smokers who want cigarette maker Philip Morris USA Inc. to pay for early-stage lung cancer detection. U.S. District Judge Denise Casper has “cleared the decks for the trial we’v
National Law Journal
added Dec 22, 2014 14:12
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[Asia, China] Tribute to Hong Kong academic Anthony Hedley, a tenacious opponent of smoking and air pollution

When Hedley came to Hong Kong in 1987 he took on two main challenges: smoking and air pollution. He worked relentlessly to improve tobacco control measures and air pollution regulations and was fiercely critical of the government for its slow progress on
South China Morning Post
added Dec 22, 2014 13:36
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[Australia] Pioneering anti-smoking doctor Nigel Gray dead at 85

Former Cancer Council Victoria director (1968-1995) Nigel Gray is remembered by his colleagues as a "fearless" opponent of the tobacco industry. Dr Gray's groundbreaking work included spearheading a public anti-smoking campaign that led to Victoria's 19
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Dec 22, 2014 13:34
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[Australia] Heart Foundation remembers tireless efforts of Dr Nigel Gray

The National Heart Foundation of Australia, CEO, Ms Mary Barry has today sent her heartfelt condolences to the family of former Cancer Council Victoria director (1968-1995) Nigel Gray has died from pneumonia aged 85.
Medianet (au)
added Dec 22, 2014 13:33
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[UK] Firefighters put out blaze at Imperial Tobacco in Dunkirk

The blaze was in an undercroft of the building and no-one was reported hurt. In April, the Post reported that Nottingham’s Imperial Tobacco factory would be closing with the loss of 540 jobs.
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Dec 22, 2014 13:30
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China parliament weighs tough curbs on tobacco advertising

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) is weighing an amendment to China's advertising law that would "protect minors" from harmful ads, including cigarette ads, Xinhua news agency said. If the amendment is approved, all tobacco
Reuters
added Dec 22, 2014 13:26
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[Asia] China mulls better protection of minors from ads

China's top legislature on Monday began reviewing a draft amendment to the 20-year-old Advertisement Law that will better protect minors from advertisements. ... "(Advertisements) should not include content to induce minors to ask their parents to buy pr
Xinhua Newswire
added Dec 22, 2014 13:21
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