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[UK] Philip Morris sues over England's "plain packaging"

According to tobacco maker Philip Morris, the U.K. has crossed the line with a yet-to-be-implemented law that will put plain packaging on all cigarette boxes. While the logos of brands such as Philip Morris' Marlboro and Chesterfield would be covered up,
added May 22, 2015 17:33

[UK] Where big tobacco is getting into legal battle over plain packaging

“Legal action is not something we wanted to have to consider and is not something we undertake lightly, but the U.K. government has left us with no other choice,” a British American Tobacco spokesperson said. The companies argue that the law violates th
WTVR TV 6 (Richmond, VA)
added May 22, 2015 17:32
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[Europe] Tobacco companies file lawsuits against UK Government over plain packaging laws

Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT) both argue the measures deprive them of property in the form of trademarks, and are seeking compensation that could extend to billions of pounds if they succeed. In legal objections fi
The Independent (uk)
added May 22, 2015 17:30

[Europe] Cigarette groups begin legal action over UK branding ban

Two of the world’s largest tobacco companies have launched legal action against the UK...what is likely to be years of legal wrangling in the UK and European courts over the measure, which they say infringes property and trademark rights.
Financial Times (uk)
added May 22, 2015 11:52

22nd Century Group Signs Contract with Rich & Rhine

Rich & Rhine Inc., an important tobacco products distributor based in Portland, Oregon, has agreed to stock and promote RED SUN cigarettes. Starting June 1, 2015, Rich & Rhine will effectively double RED SUN’s retail base by placing RED SUN in more than 2
Business Wire
added May 21, 2015 22:26

[Africa, UK] Kenya- Timeline: Industry Interference with the Tobacco Control Regulations 2014

This timeline provides a chronological overview of some of the main ways tobacco companies have tried to influence the development of Kenya's Tobacco Control Regulations 2014. (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added May 18, 2015 10:40

[Australia] Tobacco industry misrepresenting illegal market to stop excise increase, expert says

But Dr Becky Freeman from the University of Sydney said government surveys showed illegal tobacco use fell between 2007 and 2013, and has accused the tobacco industry of distorting figures. "It's clear that the use of illicit tobacco has actually decrea
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 18, 2015 10:12

[Africa, South Africa] SARS drama spills over into the UK

The sordid SA Revenue Service (SARS) drama is spilling over into the UK, where police are now investigating...BAT had paid Pretoria attorney Belinda Walter to feed them intelligence on the illicit tobacco trade in South Africa.
News24 (za)
added May 18, 2015 10:53

[Pakistan, UK] EDITORIAL: Tobacco industry lobbying undermines public health in Asia

the examples of lobbying we have described highlight the importance of strengthening adherence to the framework convention.17 They also serve as a reminder of the global nature of the tobacco industry, which must not be allowed to represent itself as bein
British Medical Journal
added May 14, 2015 10:36

[Australia] Fears over home-made cigs

[BATA] says it is considering launching a MYO cigarette brand to capture the growing number of illegal "chop chop" smokers....industry was being forced to compete with organised crime for market share because of the Federal Government's failed excise syst
West Australian (au)
added May 13, 2015 21:30
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