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California smoking bills in holding pattern, stalling lobbyist threat

Politically potent tobacco bills have not advanced to Gov. Jerry Brown a week after California legislators passed them, for now delaying the tobacco industry’s strategy to exact revenge with a referendum campaign. As lawmakers rounded up votes for measu
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Mar 18, 2016 02:45
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[Bangladesh] Programme demanding anti-tobacco law implementation begins Monday

An alliance of 12 anti-tobacco organisations has announced a three-day programme in demand for publishing health warnings with pictures on the packets of tobacco products from March 19 as per the existing Smoking and Tobacco Products (Control) Act.
Financial Express (bd)
added Mar 14, 2016 00:48
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[Luxembourg] Make cigarettes more expensive, health body urges

A leading health body is calling for the cost of cigarettes to be increased in Luxembourg after a survey showed consumption had changed little in recent years. One in five people in Luxembourg smokes, a 2015 survey by Luxembourg's Cancer Foundation fou
Luxemburger Wort (lu)
added Mar 3, 2016 12:15
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[Africa, Ghana] Parliament Drags Feet On Tobacco Control Bill

The Coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Tobacco Control (CNTC) has described Parliament’s inability to pass the Legislative Instruments (Lis) governing the implementation of the Tobacco Control measures as unacceptable, four years since
Ghanaian Chronicle (gh)
added Mar 1, 2016 19:25
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[Illinois] PRICE v. PHILIP MORRIS: PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI

Whether it violates the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment for a judge to participate in a case where the judge has made pejorative public statements...a reasonable public perception that one of the parties funded the judge's election camp
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 8, 2016 19:12
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[Europe, Netherlands] MPs set to vote for new tobacco packaging with gruesome images

Dutch MPs are today expected to approve new European Union rules on tobacco packaging, which will see 65% of cigarette packets covered with health warnings. The new packaging, which will include photographs of damaged lungs and other smoking-generated hea
DutchNews.nl (nl)
added Jan 28, 2016 14:55
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[France] Loi Santé: le Conseil constitutionnel donne son feu vert au paquet neutre [Health Act, the Constitutional Council gives green light to neutral package]

The Constitutional Council has given its green light Thursday to the establishment of neutral cigarette packets, a key measure of the draft law presented by the Health Minister Marisol Touraine.
BFMTV (fr)
added Jan 22, 2016 13:34
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Norway doctors want ban on tobacco sales

The Norwegian Medical Association (Legeforeningen - NMA) wants a smoke-free society by 2035 and has proposed a ban on the sale of tobacco products to anyone born after 2000 as a first step.
The Local (no)
added Jan 4, 2016 19:26
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[Canada] Alberta launches new review of conflict of interest allegations against ex-premier Alison Redford

The Alberta government has appointed a former Supreme Court of Canada justice to independently review a 2013 conflict of interest investigation into former premier Alison Redford. Former Alberta ethics commissioner Neil Wilkinson launched his ethics inv
National Post (ca)
added Dec 1, 2015 19:06
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[Canada] EXCLUSIVE Alison Redford government's 'exclusivity' rationale for hiring legal consortium nonsense: expert

a CBC News investigation has found the consortium personally chosen by Redford in December 2010 — International Tobacco Recovery Lawyers (ITRL) and its lead Calgary law firm JSS Barristers — was apparently allowed by Alberta to compete for other tobacco
CBC News (ca)
added Dec 1, 2015 18:35
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