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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, UK, USA] The role of public law-based litigation in tobacco companies’ strategies in high-income, FCTC ratifying countries, 2004–14 [FREE FULL TEXT]

crucial that governments be aware that the litigation, arbitration and public relation strategies adopted by industry are intertwined. The new generation of regional trade agreements, such as Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the p
Journal of Public Health
added Jul 31, 2015 12:33
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Time to quit / Even though it is clear how to get people to stop smoking, rates are still rising in many countries—even some in the rich world

Yet everybody now knows how to get people to quit: hike taxes, ban smoking indoors and advertising, publicise the health risks and help smokers to quit. Countries that follow these steps can see smoking rates fall fast: Uruguay’s fell from 33% to 25% in
The Economist
added Jul 9, 2015 15:44
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[Italy] Electronic cigarette, that’s how the market burns | Il Fatto Quotidiano

On Thursday, the Constitutional Court rejected the maxi-tax decided by a decree passed by Letta’s government, which has imposed a 58.5 percent tax on the sale price. Taxes on cigarettes – the ruling says – are “justified by the disfavour towards a product
AgiVape News (blog)
added May 22, 2015 12:03
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[Europe, Netherlands] Dutch government in court for violating international tobacco treaty

campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the Dutch state to court...According to the Dutch Youth Smoking Prevention Foundation, the government is systematically breaching the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC),3 to
British Medical Journal
added May 21, 2015 10:11
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Tobacco

Smokers lit up more than 5.8 trillion cigarettes in 2014. Tobacco kills at least half.../ tobacco industry spends billions of dollars annually.../Cigarette manufacturers target the already vulnerable. Regulation and public awareness campaigns have worked.
TIME Magazine
added Mar 20, 2015 12:43
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[UK] MPs Back Plain Cigarette Packets Plan

Tobacco companies threaten legal action and health campaigners say they are "over the moon" as the legislation passes the Commons.
Sky News (uk)
added Mar 11, 2015 16:06
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[Europe, UK] Standardised Packaging: Tobacco industry claims for compensation "blown out of the water"

a Legal Opinion has been published which concludes that standardised (“plain”) packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products is compatible with European law, and compensation would therefore NOT be due the tobacco industry...We concluded that all th
ASH London (uk)
added Mar 9, 2015 17:52
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[Africa] Tobacco industry accused of 'intimidation and interference' in Kenya

British American Tobacco has undue influence over the Kenyan government and is in breach of WHO tobacco convention...More than 50 years after Kenya gained independence from British colonial rule, one company is steadfastly refusing to loosen its grip on p
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 5, 2015 17:48
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[Italy] Italian e-cigarette firms say new tax benefits tobacco

The tax, which was adopted in January, is set at half the rate of that on traditional cigarettes. The controversy centers on the fact that the lower rate is applied to both electronic cigarettes and to tobacco products such as Marlboro HeatSticks, which
Reuters
added Feb 27, 2015 11:56
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2014 KPMG Report: Illegal Tobacco at Record Levels in Australia

"The government also needs to consider how ever increasing regulation - whether on cigarette packaging or tax - creates additional incentives for tobacco smugglers. It's in their best interests - and those of taxpayers - with $1.2 billion in lost revenue
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Feb 17, 2015 16:19
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