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Philip Morris 'abused rights' seeking to sue Australia: court

finally unveiled a secret ruling confirming it had rejected a bid by tobacco giant Philip Morris to sue Australia over its plain packaging laws, calling the attempt "an abuse of rights". In its heavily-redacted 186-page ruling dating from December 17, 20
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added May 16, 2016 20:07

Up In Smoke? Cigarette Tax Faces Lobbying Headwinds In Oklahoma

forces opposing the tax include tobacco companies, cigarette retailers and conservative anti-tax advocates in a state with one of the nation’s highest smoking rates. “There is no bigger lobby than the tobacco lobby,” said Rep. Doug Cox, R-Grove, who intr
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added May 16, 2016 19:50

[New York, Virginia] Ex-NY Pols' Graft Appeals May ​Depend​ On McDonnell Case​ ($$)

prison sentences for two of New York’s onetime most powerful lawmakers have sent shockwaves across the state’s political establishment, but their expected appeals may hinge on a forthcoming decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the bribery case against fo
added May 15, 2016 23:39

[North Carolina] SWEDA: May 5, 2016 – a RAIny day in Winston-Salem

During the question & answer session, several speakers raised the issue of working conditions for farm workers. Hillary Laslo, a FLOC member from Toledo, OH, spoke of abusive conditions on the farm and the fear of retaliation. Julie Taylor, the ex-Direc
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added May 13, 2016 19:57

[Asia-pacific] Malaysia’s Top Pension Fund Plans Tobacco Stake Exit, CEO Says

focuses on investing in assets deemed socially and environmentally responsible, Chief Executive Officer Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said... The Employees Provident Fund has a 6.9 percent stake worth about 942 million ringgit ($234 million) in the Malaysia-list
Bloomberg News
added May 13, 2016 18:23

[California] MA: Close to Home: CalPERS should not take up its old tobacco habit

CalPERS is making a colossal mistake. Banning investments in tobacco was the right call 15 years ago, and even taking a single step toward overturning that ban is the wrong call today.
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat
added May 12, 2016 15:41

[UK] Dangers of counterfeit tobacco

"What people don't realise is that this trade is run by very organised criminal groups who are making millions of pounds in profit. "They are also often involved in people trafficking, particularly from Calais, and in money laundering. "There are also
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added May 12, 2016 15:37

[Asia, India] Study environmental impact of tobacco cultivation: House panel

The parliamentary panel on environment and forests has asked the Centre and environment ministry to study the environmental impacts of tobacco cultivation and curing, which is the process of drying tobacco leaves. The environment ministry informed the ho
DNA India (in)
added May 12, 2016 15:33

[Asia-pacific] Indonesia tobacco plantations using child labour

Some of the world's best known tobacco companies have been accused of turning a blind eye to the exploitation of child labour in Indonesian plantations that serve as their suppliers. The tobacco industry employs about six million Indonesians. The figure
Al-Jazeera (qt)
added May 12, 2016 12:26

[UK] Councils divert anti-smoking funds into political lobbying

There is continuing evidence that councils are failing to spend their huge Public Health budgets in practical ways. The funds meant for smoking cessation have become less and less effective with the rise of e-cigarettes – or vaping – as a preferred solut
ConservativeHome (blog) (uk)
added May 12, 2016 15:35
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