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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Multinationals launch 50 lawsuits worth $31b against Asian nations

"Despite the ultimate failure of the case for Philip Morris, it illustrates the risk of ISDS when it comes to the state's ability to enact legislation for the benefit of its citizens," the report stated.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 9, 2016 14:18

[Asia, China] BRIEF-Sanjiang Shopping Club signs agreement regarding tobacco retail business

* Says co's controlling shareholder will use 10 million yuan to set up a unit which will mainly engage in tobacco retail business as tenant of co's * Says co will start the cancellation procedures for tobacco monopoly retail licenses after lease out the
added Dec 9, 2016 04:56

[Asia, India] The WHO Dreams up Conflict on Trade to Build Empire

Secretariat’s reports on trade and the settlement of disputes are veiled attempts at “Empire Building”. The Convention Secretariat has manufactured a conflict with international trade and investment agreements by pretending they are obstacles to the imple
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added Dec 9, 2016 04:27

[Asia, India] The WHO can’t hide prohibition aim

(‘COP7’), taking place this week in Greater Noida, India, Parties are discussing a WHO report recommending the excessive regulation of next generation products such as e-cigarettes with the hidden aim of prohibition still clearly in its sights.
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added Dec 9, 2016 04:25

[Asia] KIBAROGLU: China’s new public smoking ban starts with enforcement

Till now, China has been a paradise for smokers, with cigarettes allowed literally anywhere, from restaurants and bars to schools and hospitals. Unfortunately for addicts, the central government just implemented a new nationwide smoking ban.
Global Times (cn)
added Dec 8, 2016 20:04

[Asia] GUO: Can China’s Smoking Ban Stick?

With China’s smoking culture and state interests so intertwined, the new smoking ban will probably not achieve its objective...Many are taking matters into their own hands (and lungs) by opting for a local invention: e-cigarettes...every method that reduc
The Diplomat (jp)
added Dec 8, 2016 02:55

[Asia, Pakistan] Subcommittee finalises Prohibition of Smoking Bill

The Senate Subcommittee on National Health Services has finalised The Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health (Amendment) Bill 2016 though most of the recommendations in the bill have been omitted. The committee chairman, Nauman Wazir
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Dec 7, 2016 16:06

[Asia, China] Beijing sees 2,719 fined over smoke ban

More than 2,700 people in Beijing have received fines for illegal public smoking since the city introduced China's toughest tobacco control regulation 18 months ago. A total of 2,719 people were fined a total of 142,500 yuan ($20,700) between June 1 las
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 7, 2016 16:04

[Asia, China] Tobacco industry still rakes in major profit despite anti-smoking laws

People around the world are smoking about as many cigarettes as ever nearly 6 trillion per year. It's an incredible number, translating into big business - and profit - for tobacco makers. But as new cigarette laws go into effect, are they having any imp
CCTV America
added Dec 6, 2016 13:58

[UK-Scotland] How Edinburgh University doctor Judith Mackay took on the tobacco industry in Asia

Now, for the first time the Hong Kong-based campaigner has revealed the full extent of the threats she faced in her career, during which she was branded as the most dangerous woman in the world by the international tobacco industry. She told the Sunday
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 16:14
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