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we are asking a neutral body for a fair hearing of our claims on the merits, as guaranteed by the agreement signed by Australia.... PMI supports thousands of tobacco regulations worldwide, but an arbitrary mandate to censor trademarks, which have been use
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Feb 24, 2015 12:54

[Australia, Hong Kong] MARTIN: Trans Pacific Partnership. What's the deal being negotiated in our name?

Australia is currently being sued in an international tribunal by Philip Morris Asia after the tobacco giant lost its case in the High Court against Australia's plain packaging law. It is only able to do that because of an investment treaty Australia sig
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Feb 20, 2015 16:06

[Australia, Hong Kong] VIDEO: John Oliver compares lawsuit-happy tobacco companies to ‘open sores on Satan’s d*ck’

lambasted American tobacco companies for aggressively suing developing nations that have attempted to create public health laws in order to stem the tide of citizens who become addicted to the their cancer-causing products....soaring profits are due to to
Raw Story
added Feb 16, 2015 13:53

[Asia, China] WINN: Time for Hong Kong to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes

Hong Kong, "Asia's World City" as the government likes to brand it, has so far shown little in the way of "world city" thinking on this and has been content to sit on its hands. Calling yourself a "world city" is supposed to mean more than having a fancy
South China Morning Post
added Feb 13, 2015 17:35

[Asia, Hong Kong] Man sentenced for assaulting tobacco control inspector

at Wai Ming Street Garden at Fanling on September 25, 2014. The man assaulted a TCI when a team of inspectors was inspecting the premises. He was subsequently arrested and charged by the Police.
Hong Kong SAR Government Information Centre (hk)
added Feb 10, 2015 20:15

[Australia, Hong Kong, Uruguay] The War Against “Plain Packaging”: Big Tobacco's Current Battle

attempting to beat every measure on cigarette packaging they can. The great bogeyman here is that of plain packaging, a measure that has been shown to dramatically reduce the enticements of smoking.
Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) (ca)
added Feb 8, 2015 13:12

[China, Hong Kong] Did the tobacco industry inflate estimates of illicit cigarette consumption in Asia? An empirical analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

The industry-funded estimate was inflated by 133–337% of the probable true value. Only with significant levels of under-reporting of daily cigarette consumption and undeclared smoking could we approximate the value reported in the industry-funded study.
Tobacco Control
added Jan 7, 2015 19:52

[Asia] Double tobacco tax, Council on Smoking and Health urges Hong Kong government

The current tax rate on a pack of cigarettes is 69 per cent. Doubling that would see the price rise from HK$55 to HK$93. The Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) believes the increase would cut the smoking rate from 10.7 per cent of over 15-year-olds -
South China Morning Post
added Jan 7, 2015 16:23

[Asia, China] Tribute to Hong Kong academic Anthony Hedley, a tenacious opponent of smoking and air pollution

When Hedley came to Hong Kong in 1987 he took on two main challenges: smoking and air pollution. He worked relentlessly to improve tobacco control measures and air pollution regulations and was fiercely critical of the government for its slow progress on
South China Morning Post
added Dec 22, 2014 13:36

[Hong Kong] Tobacco plain packaging laws: the Australian experience

The Australian Government did not acquire any proprietary benefit from the imposition of the TPP Act on the plaintiffs. Accordingly the constitutional challenge to the TPP Act failed. ...Philip Morris Asia (incorporated in Hong Kong) allegedly only purcha
added Dec 21, 2014 20:12
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