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[Europe, Germany] Tobacco lobby stubs out total German tobacco ad ban

The ambitious plans of the Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Christian Schmidt, to ban tobacco advertising have been scaled back. Critics have cited pressure from the tobacco industry.
added Dec 10, 2015 15:44

[Europe] EU struggles to renew deal with Big Tobacco

But critics of the tobacco industry and health advocates strongly oppose cutting financial deals with tobacco companies. “This is the scandal of the century,” said center-left French MEP Gilles Pargneaux, the deputy chair of European Parliament’s commit
added Dec 14, 2015 15:17

[Europe, Switzerland] Defiance of a cigar veteran

is not ready to end his fight against Swiss moves to tighten tobacco laws... Emblematic of Swiss cigar culture is Heinrich Villiger, 85-year-old owner of the Villiger Söhne cigar company, and an importer of Cuban cigars into Germany, Poland and Austria as
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 9, 2015 20:17

[Europe] Tobacco firms join hands to fight against plain packaging law in UK

In their lawsuits filed in May this year, BAT and PMI claimed that the new regulation directly impacts their trademarks and infringes World Trade Organisation rules with respect to international trade. The companies say it violates EU law as the compani
Packaging Business Review (uk)
added Dec 7, 2015 20:50

[Europe, Ireland] Tobacco giants fight back as EU court ruling over plain packaging will be later this month

A landmark EU court ruling later this month will decide whether Ireland can drive ahead with plans to outlaw tobacco branding...Ireland plans to go further and bring in plain packaging on tobacco products, a plan driven by Minister for Children James Rei
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Dec 7, 2015 16:26

[Europe, UK] Big tobacco to fight in court against plain packaging

Some of the world's biggest tobacco firms are going to court with the UK this week in a row over the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. British American Tobacco (BAT), Imperial Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco Internat
City A.M. (uk)
added Dec 7, 2015 16:27

[Australia, Europe, Luxembourg] Tobacco giants and Government in plain packaging showdown

The world’s biggest tobacco companies will this week start their High Court battle with the Government over plans to sell cigarettes in plain packets, a controversial law that the manufacturers argue deprives them of their property rights.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Dec 6, 2015 21:40
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Regulatory tracker archive: European e-cigarette regulation, November 2015 ($$)

ECigIntelligence (uk)
added Dec 5, 2015 17:27

[Europe] EU assessing PMI anti-illegal trade agreement

The EU has agreements with PMI, Japan Tobacco International, British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco under which these companies make annual payments to EU member states and the Commission (through the European anti-fraud office, Olaf) to help in t
Tobacco Reporter
added Dec 7, 2015 15:56

[Europe] EU admits parts of tobacco deal too bureaucratic

EUobserver has looked at various aspects of the agreement, and uncovered PMI's annual compliance reports via a freedom of information request. The reports showed that Olaf had made little use of several of the investigative tools it was given under the a
added Dec 5, 2015 16:20
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