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[UK] Fear over fake cigarette boom

Organised crime gangs are blamed for flooding the streets of Blackpool with illicit cigarettes that have helped fuel a 50 per cent rise ...Philip Morris Limited, which helped fund the study, said: “The KPMG report’s findings are very concerning.
Blackpool Today (uk)
added Jun 3, 2015 17:01

[Belarus, Europe, Pakistan, UK] Black market tobacco figures spark dispute

The study was commissioned by the tobacco industry and it examines the black market not just in the UK but across the whole of the European Union. But the report has sparked a major controversy with anti-smoking lobby groups accusing the companies of fu
Western Daily Press (uk)
added Jun 5, 2015 05:21

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Uruguay] The great trade debate: nine sticking points

The heart of this issue is whether an independent international tribunal should hear complaints by companies that believe they’ve been harmed by government actions. ...pointing to an example of how a tobacco company sued the governments of Uruguay and Aus
Marketplace (American Public Media)
added Jun 2, 2015 22:21

[Asia-pacific] Australian MPs allowed to see top-secret trade deal text but can't reveal contents for four years

Parke said she still had “extremely grave concerns about the ISDS provisions. I note that the briefing confirmed that the Philip Morris scenario could still happen under this agreement”. The tobacco giant is using ISDS provisions in Australia’s free-tra
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 2, 2015 22:18

[Asia, Namibia, Solomon Islands, Togo] WikiLeaks Launches Campaign to Offer $100,000 "Bounty" for Leaked Drafts of Secret TPP Chapters

JOHN's not just Togo. Two tobacco companies sued Australia in its highest court. Philip Morris International is currently suing Uruguay. British American Tobacco sent a similar letter to Namibia, ... the Solomon Islands.
Democracy Now!
added Jun 2, 2015 22:16

U.S. tobacco companies drop lawsuit vs FDA over labeling

The three largest U.S. tobacco companies on Tuesday dropped their lawsuit accusing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of exceeding its authority by closely monitoring the content of their product labels after the agency said it would reconsider its ru
added Jun 2, 2015 22:12

Tobacco Companies Drop Suit Against FDA Over Labeling

The biggest U.S. tobacco companies on Tuesday dropped a federal lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration after challenging the agency’s recent effort to assert authority over labels on tobacco products.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jun 2, 2015 22:10

Tobacco companies agree to drop injunction request against FDA over packaging rules

The FDA issued an interim enforcement policy late Friday on new tobacco products that appears to be a response to the manufacturers’ lawsuit filed April 14. Altria Group Inc., Lorillard Inc. and Reynolds American Inc., along with several of their subsidi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 2, 2015 22:08

[Canada] $15 billion awarded to Quebec smokers in landmark class-action lawsuit

Quebec Superior Court Justice Brian Riordan’s long-awaited 276-page decision was made public following years of testimony and another six months of deliberations.
Canadian Press
added Jun 2, 2015 07:24

[Canada] Tobacco companies to appeal C$15 billion Canadian court ruling

Three tobacco companies said on Monday they would appeal a Canadian court ruling that awarded more than C$15 billion (£7.8 billion) in damages to Quebec smokers in two related class action cases. The damages would compensate about 100,000 Quebec smokers
added Jun 2, 2015 06:48
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