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Australia urged to sue Big Tobacco for past healthcare costs

Writing in the Medical Journal of Australia, three health researchers have argued that launching multi-billion-dollar lawsuits should be the next tactic used here to drive down smoking rates, considering the country's recent success in defending its plai
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:40
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[Australia] Legal does not mean unaccountable: suing tobacco companies to recover health care costs ($$)

commitment to tobacco control, and a declining national smoking rate that is among the lowest in the world should not, however, mislead the public or policy makers into a mistaken belief that tobacco is done.
Medical Journal of Australia
added Nov 19, 2017 23:51
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[Canada] MacKENZIE: Four reasons the Australian government should consider litigation against tobacco companies

In a commentary in the Medical Journal of Australia today, we’re arguing governments should consider litigation against the tobacco industry to recover the massive health care costs associated with use of their products. These costs have been borne by Au
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 23:35
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[Europe] Big Tobacco Fumes Over New EU Salvo in Cigarette Smuggling War

A European Union plan to crack down on cigarette smuggling has manufacturers such as British American Tobacco Plc up in arms about red tape, signaling that the bloc’s promise of more business-friendly regulation has clear limits when it comes to smoking.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 19, 2017 15:37
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[Australia, Canada] Push for governments to sue tobacco companies and recover health costs of treating smokers

Dr Ross MacKenzie, wrote in the ­Medical Journal of Australia that legal action would also generate publicity that “denormalised” smoking and have a lasting effect on the tobacco industry. “Successful litigation could reduce its financial capacity to eng
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:32
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[UK] Is this why prisoners are using spice? Tobacco costs twice as much as Spice, report reveals

Prisoners can buy the drug known as Spice at half the cost of illicit tobacco behind bars, an inspection report reveals. Inmates at one jail described how the availability of drugs, coupled with a recently imposed smoking ban, had helped fuel a sense of
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:28
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Lee Bee Wah: Fearless in not taking 'no' for an answer

She decided that if the NEA was not going to do it, she would do it herself. She raised money from business owners and other Nee Soon supporters who shared her vision - and they have rolled out 42 designated smoking points. They are aiming for 50 of the
Straits Times (sg)
added Nov 19, 2017 00:46
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10 Frightening Lung-Cancer Statistics and 3 Top Companies Looking to Do Something About It

cancer immunotherapies, such as Merck's Keytruda...Another major cancer-immunotherapy player is Bristol-Myers Squibb with Opdivo and, to a lesser extent, Yervoy. ...A third company... is Swiss-based drug giant Roche
Motley Fool
added Nov 18, 2017 22:01
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The Mugabe Economy in Charts Highlights Challenges for Zimbabwe

In 2000, Mugabe’s government authorized the often-violent seizure of about 4,500 mostly white-owned commercial farms to redistribute to blacks in a land-reform program that human-rights groups slammed. Exports of tobacco, the nation’s biggest foreign-cur
Bloomberg News
added Nov 17, 2017 21:50
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Impact of increasing tobacco taxes on working-age adults: short-term health gain, health equity and cost savings

The majority of the health benefit over a 10-year horizon from increasing tobacco taxes is accrued in the working-age population (20–65 years). There remains a need for more work on the associated productivity benefits of such health gains.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 17, 2017 15:30
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