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[Australia] Cigarette plain-packaging finds favour in New York

IN THE face of fierce opposition to plain-pack cigarettes from some American politicians, Australia's Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek, has found high-profile allies. Among them is the New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who was ''terrifically enthusiast
The Age (au)
added Aug 15, 2012 19:50

Janna Ryan, Paul Ryan's Wife, Lobbied For Cigar, Nuclear, Pharmaceutical Industries

husband in late 2000, but by all accounts she was an effective lobbyist before that. Over just three years, Ryan's 20 corporate clients paid more than $2.7 million in lobbying fees to her two employers, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Williams & Jensen, accor
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 14, 2012 21:15

[New Zealand] Next steps in tobacco control

With tobacco products disappearing out of sight in retail outlets the focus of smokefree initiatives now shifts to a consultation process around the introduction of plain packaging
New Zealand Ministry of Health (nz)
added Jul 23, 2012 10:20

Raising the Excise Tax on Cigarettes: Effects on Health and the Federal Budget

By themselves, the effects of improvements in health (including greater longevity) on revenues and outlays would have the net result of reducing deficits for roughly the next 50 years (see figure below). After that, however, the increase in spending (spur
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
added Jun 16, 2012 08:43

[Florida] Tobacco Preemption Ruling to Get Full 11th Cir. Look

Whether Florida case law stemming from a decertified class suit creates a “flat ban” on cigarettes in conflict with federal legislation will be taken up by the entire Eleventh Circuit. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit voted Jan. 21
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Jan 27, 2016 00:17

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Challenges Engle Tort Liability In Fla. Court ($$)

plaintiff Phil Marotta...successfully argued his strict liability claim in trial court... On appeal, R.J. Reynolds argues that the jury's conclusion should be overturned because the verdict either relies on a theory that all cigarettes are defective — an
added Oct 13, 2015 17:31

State of Tobacco Control 2015 - Federal Grades: Highlights

(FDA) must finalize the regulation that would extends its authority over all tobacco products; FDA must issue product standards governing the design and content of tobacco products; Congress must increase and equalize tobacco taxes across all products.
American Lung Association
added Jan 21, 2015 06:09

Obama ‘Much More Optimistic’ on Finalizing TPP; Pritzker Seeks Ex-Im Renewal, TPA Bills Frid

a “big bugaboo,” namely tobacco companies suing poorer countries to make sure that anti-smoking legislation is banned, or pursuing prolonged litigation so smaller countries cave. “Those are issues that I think can be negotiated,”
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Dec 14, 2014 14:25

LEVIN: Tobacco Industry Batting A Thousand With Federal Judge, While FDA Strikes Out

The three cases...blocked graphic cigarette warning labels and delayed regulation of the same federal judge, Richard J. Leon... the fact that Leon was assigned all three is extraordinary—and extraordinarily good luck for the industry.
added Sep 29, 2014 12:13

Nicola Roxon, Attorney-general, Australia: When trade marks and health collide

Nicola Roxon took on Big Tobacco with a law in Australia that prioritises public health over trade mark rights. IP owners will wait to see which countries -- and which products -- could be next
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (uk)
added Jul 19, 2012 14:17
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