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

Last year, it emerged that BAT had paid Pretoria attorney Belinda Walter to feed them intelligence on the illicit tobacco trade in South Africa. Others, however, claim that Walter was paid for information on some of BAT’s competitors in South Africa, incl
News24 (za)
added Aug 16, 2016 14:11

BENTLEY: Anti-E-Cig Dems Took Hundreds Of Thousands From Big Pharma

Seven Senate Democrats who signed a letter applauding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) crackdown on e-cigarettes took hundreds of thousands of dollars from the pharmaceutical industry. They wrote to the FDA May 11 congratulating the agency on it
The Daily Caller (blog)
added May 19, 2016 16:23

[Australia] Tobacco company denies seeking children's private information in FOI battle with Cancer Council

The tobacco company has told the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) that students' private information could be redacted and the council should be facilitating access, not putting up barriers. BAT wants to access six documents under the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 17, 2016 18:40

[California] CalPERS speeds up deadline to debate tobacco investments

Investment chair orders divestment study within nine months instead of two years / Treasurer John Chiang wanted to squash study, keep pension portfolio free of tobacco / Next step: Debate over divestment once study is completed
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added May 17, 2016 16:18

[Australia] Philip Morris Asia Limited (Hong Kong) c. Le Commonwealth d’Australie (PDF)

The initiation of this arbitration deriving their year abuse of rights...As It Was the carried out for the main, if not sole, purpose of Gaining Treaty protection. Accordingly, the claims raised in this arbitration are unacceptable and the Tribunal is pre
Permanent Court of Arbitration (nl)
added May 20, 2016 15:40

[California] Calpers accelerates timeline for tobacco study

The board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System on Monday shortened the timeline for the completion of a study examining its 16-year-old decision to divest from tobacco.
added May 18, 2016 06:45

why tobacco would be a costly reinvestment for california pension

In the past 15 years smoking has cost California an estimated $200 billion in health care costs borne by the state and has cost California businesses $10.35 billion in lost productivity. The best approach for California and its residents is to remain dive
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added May 17, 2016 16:51

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
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