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[Asia, India] Karnataka HC strikes down rule on stringent tobacco pack warnings

Cigarette companies have partially won a legal battle against the Union government, as the Karnataka High Court on Friday declared as unconstitutional the Cigarette and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2014, which had enh
The Hindu Online (in)
added Dec 16, 2017 20:15
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[Asia] HC order on pictorial warning on cigarettes will affect India’s global image: Activists

Stating that India stands in third position in the global ranking of pictorial warning on tobacco products, advocate K V Dhananjay said the move would bring down the country to 106 position. "Prime minister Narendra Modi's ambitious goal of leading the wo
Times of India
added Dec 16, 2017 20:14
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[UK] Mansfield shop workers jailed for selling illegal tobacco

Fakher Fathulah, 42 of Abingdon Street, Derby; Marwan Shaban, 40 of Market Place, Mansfield Woodhouse; and Nabaz Ahmadi, 21, of Warner Street, Derby, all pleaded guilty to one offence against the use of a trademark and one offence for possessing dangerou
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Dec 16, 2017 20:02
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[Florida] Voters could decide tobacco, `certificate of need’ issues

A panel of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission approved separate proposed constitutional amendments that would alter how much money is set aside for anti-smoking programs
Florida Politics
added Dec 16, 2017 19:59
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[UK] Tobacco shop shuts after more than a century

Reeders Tobacconists in Chorley is shutting up shop on Tuesday. It comes 10 years after the smoking ban and as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are taking off with Chorley boasting at least 11 vape shops. Sandra Perkins, manager at the Chapel Street s
Lancashire Evening Post (uk)
added Dec 16, 2017 18:39
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USA v PHILIP MORRIS, et. al. #6236: CONSENT MOTION FOR SCHEDULING ORDER AND JOINT STATUS REPORT REGARDING CORRECTIVE STATEMENTS, Dec 15, 2017

the parties respectfully move the Court to enter the attached (proposed) scheduling order, requiring the parties to file by January 12, 2018, a (proposed) Consent Order for websites and onserts or a further status report.
Tobacco On Trial
added Dec 23, 2017 01:31
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Popularity of youth vaping a concern in annual drug use survey

Many researchers worry that e-cigarettes are re-normalizing smoking behavior among teens, introducing many of them to nicotine, which could lead to addiction. A NIDA news release on the drug survey quoted a Pediatricsstudy in which young people who used
American Academy of Pediatrics
added Dec 20, 2017 22:41
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[Europe] Combatting illicit trade in tobacco products: Statement by Commissioner Andriukaitis on the EU's adoption of an EU-wide track and trace system

The new EU-wide track and trace system adopted today will ensure that tobacco products in the EU are easily traceable with a unique identifier for each product. In addition, we are also making sure that tobacco products meet specific security requirements
Europa - European Commission
added Dec 18, 2017 16:42
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[Asia-pacific, Europe, Philippines] Global tobacco protocol short of 6 countries to become international treaty in 2018

The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade on Tobacco... But to date, only 34 countries party to the convention have ratified it. And in Asia Pacific, where billions of dollars are lost to government revenues from illicit tobacco trade, only one country, Mon
Devex
added Dec 18, 2017 16:23
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Tobacco giant Philip Morris is quietly funding an "anti-smoking" foundation offering $1 billion in "grants" to public health leaders

Some find it strange that Yach revealed his contact-list in this email. “Some might start to wonder who on the list are actual supporters. It may aim to create a climate of suspicion and divide in the tobacco control community,” says Franklin Apfel, form
Boing Boing
added Dec 18, 2017 16:01
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