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[UK] Council pension funds seek legal advice over contentious tobacco investments

The Local Government Pension Scheme Advisory Board has prepared a letter to be sent to a Queen’s Counsel asking for advice on fund trustees’ legal position. Financial News reports that the letter says a local authorities are “struggling to reconcile wha
Blue and Green Tomorrow (University of Lincoln) (uk)
added Oct 2, 2013 14:06
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YANKLOWITZ: False Advertising, Jewish Morality and the Tobacco Industry

As religious Jews, one pertinent question about advertising and its relationship to deception and promoting harmful decisions and habits is, what is halacha’s view of this? In "The Impact of Jewish Values on Marketing and Business Practices," Hershey
The Jewish Press
added Sep 29, 2013 21:03
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[UK] Labour accepted payments from tobacco giant as cigarette packaging row rumbles on

Philip Morris has hired a prominent stall in the exhibition hall at Labour’s annual conference in Brighton, at a cost believed to run to several thousand pounds. Labour agreed to sell exhibition space to the two organisations despite fiercely criticisin
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Sep 22, 2013 12:56
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[Africa, Nigeria] Do What Is Right And Safe For Customers, Fashola Urges Tobacco Company

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Monday received the management of British American Tobacco Company on a courtesy visit, commending the company’s investment in Nigeria even as he urged the organization to do business with very strong c
Channels Television (ng)
added Sep 17, 2013 11:29
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[UK] Advisers on e-cigarettes 'failed to declare their interests' in Big Pharma' ($$)

Health experts who recommended that the Government tighten the regulation of electronic cigarettes failed to declare their financial interests in Big Pharma’s rival products. ... Against the wishes of much of the nascent e-cigarette industry, the Medicin
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 26, 2013 11:16
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[UK] WARNER: Global warming comes to tobacco control ($$)

Smith and her colleagues confront us with the (obvious-once-you-think-about-it) fact that our own activities ... are all implicated in the manmade disaster of climate change. To quote the immortal Pogo, we have met the enemy and he is us.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 10, 2013 11:50
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[UK] Ipswich: ‘Hypocrisy’ claims over Suffolk County Council’s £30m stake in tobacco industry

The figures showed the authority had a total of £17.03m invested in British American Tobacco last month, with £8.55m in Imperial Tobacco Group, £3.64m in Japan Tobacco and £3.18m in Altria Group. A report by Fair Pensions and Action on Smoking and Healt
East Anglian Daily Times (uk)
added Jul 31, 2013 21:14
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[Australia, UK] 'No excuse for delay on plain cigarette packaging, say campaigners

Ministers have ''no excuse'' to delay plans to sell cigarettes in plain packs, health campaigners said after a new study found that tobacco sold in standardised packaging is ''less appealing'' and makes smokers ''prioritise quitting''. Researchers exam
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 23, 2013 00:21
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[UK] VIDEO: Government 'not going soft on tobacco'

Earl Howe said the policy was very much "under active consideration" but that the government wanted to "learn more from abroad". But Labour's Lord Foulkes of Cumnock accused the government of being influenced by David Cameron's election advisor Lynton C
BBC Online
added Jul 17, 2013 16:17
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[UK] Tory strategist Lynton Crosby chaired tobacco meeting last year, says Labour

chaired a meeting last year where members of the tobacco industry discussed how to block the government's plan to force cigarettes to be sold in plain packets, Labour claimed on Sunday. Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, made the claim in a lette
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 14, 2013 22:39
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