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Research letter / Is the illicit cigarette market really growing? The tobacco industry's misleading math trick

A growing body of evidence suggests that estimates of the illicit cigarette trade levels presented in the industry-commissioned reports are often inflated. Another tactic used by the tobacco industry to exaggerate the scope of the illicit cigarette trade
Tobacco Control
added May 23, 2015 14:31
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] National scene: Govt launches antismoking campaign

The Health Ministry has officially launched a new public service announcement video on the dangers of secondhand smoke in coordination with the World Lung Foundation. The video is a response to the high number of passive smokers in Indonesia.
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 23, 2015 14:02

Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2014 (PDF)

Brand / Category / Brand value 2014 $M / Brand contribution / Brand value % change 2014 vs 2013 / Rank change...9 / Marlboro / Tobacco/ 67,341 / 3 / -3% / -1
Millward Brown
added May 23, 2015 13:53
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Each year, on April 26th, the value of intellectual property is celebrated around the world. Companies, scientists, artists, and economists all know that IP, and its protection, is key to promoting innovation and fostering economic growth.
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 23, 2015 13:40

[Europe] Philip Morris International Files Suit Against Standardized Packaging Regulations in the UK

“We respect the government’s authority to regulate in the public interest, but wiping out trademarks simply goes too far...Countries around the world have shown that effective tobacco control can co-exist with respect for consumer freedoms and private p
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 23, 2015 13:36
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[Minnesota] LETTER: New billboards raise important issue

We have been enjoying the health benefits of smoke-free bars and restaurants in Minnesota since 2007. Now it’s time to turn our attention to our homes. Single-family homes and apartment buildings should all be smoke-free, for the health of our children.
Lakefield (MN) Standard
added May 23, 2015 12:09

Civil Money Penalties and No-Tobacco-Sale Orders for Tobacco Retailers Responses to Frequently Asked Questions

questions that the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) may receive from retailers and other interested stakeholders regarding the issuance of civil money penalties and no-tobacco-sale orders for violations of Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added May 23, 2015 12:08

Cigarette-makers get partial win over claims

statements on the proposed topics would prevent and restrain future RICO violations by requiring defendants to reveal the previously hidden truth about their products.” “But unlike the bulleted statements, which do just that, the preambles reveal nothing
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 23, 2015 10:37

[Florida] Court rules favorably for tobacco companies

“The subtext of Graham’s legal analysis seems to suggest that his claims are immune from preemption simply because the Engle litigation has managed to survive for 20 years, and now has grown too-big-to-fail. “Thankfully, our constitution lends credence
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 23, 2015 10:34


A three-judge panel for the 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta ruled in April that Engle plaintiffs must prove that the cigarettes smoked by themselves or relatives were defective. The ruling came in a case involving Earl Graham, husband of deceased Faye Gra
The Market Business
added May 23, 2015 10:32
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