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[Asia, India] Karnataka HC strikes down rule on stringent tobacco pack warnings

Cigarette companies have partially won a legal battle against the Union government, as the Karnataka High Court on Friday declared as unconstitutional the Cigarette and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2014, which had enh
The Hindu Online (in)
added Dec 16, 2017 20:15
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[Asia] HC order on pictorial warning on cigarettes will affect India’s global image: Activists

Stating that India stands in third position in the global ranking of pictorial warning on tobacco products, advocate K V Dhananjay said the move would bring down the country to 106 position. "Prime minister Narendra Modi's ambitious goal of leading the wo
Times of India
added Dec 16, 2017 20:14
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Public Health Leaders Ask to Be Removed From Mailing List of Foundation Offering Them Tobacco-Funded Grants

The Wire has now secured the emails of a number of the recipients, who have begun to reply to Yach’s entire list...called out Yach sharply for this email, both in its form and content: “There are anti-spam laws around unsolicited emails that I’d suggest
The Wire (in)
added Dec 16, 2017 20:40
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Tobacco industry trumps as India court cancels stringent health labeling rules

An Indian court on Friday quashed federal rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates. In
Reuters
added Dec 16, 2017 20:22
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[Pennsylvania] A mango-scented flash-drive-looking device lets kids smoke in class

It looks like a flash drive, but it’s really full of nicotine. And now, it’s taking the vape industry by storm — or up in smoke. The JUUL vaporizer has exploded in popularity this year, and as a result, has garnered the attention of school administrato
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Dec 15, 2017 03:17
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[Asia, India] Exclusive: Philip Morris Funded Anti-Smoking Foundation Targeting Public Health Leaders With Grants

A leaked email from an anti-smoking foundation funded by tobacco major Philip Morris International has revealed that the foundation is targeting prominent figures in global health and encouraging them to apply for grants for projects that can “reduce deat
The Wire (in)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:16
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A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 19 Years Later

Despite receiving over $27 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, the states continue to severely underfund tobacco prevention and cessation programs proven to save lives and money. Since the states settled their lawsuits against the majo
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:20
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Second Half Pre-Close Trading Update 2017

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) integration on track, with the businesses performing strongly, driven by good share growth and pricing Full year EPS to benefit from a reduced currency translation tailwind of 5% Second half organic volume is expected to be
British American Tobacco (BAT)
added Dec 13, 2017 13:58
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SCIENTIFIC UPDATE FOR SMOKE-FREE PRODUCTS DECEMBER 2017 (PDF)

This Scientific Update explains the science behind PMI’s approach to achieving a smoke-free future through a range of alternatives to cigarettes that do not burn tobacco. The following pages include our product development and assessment efforts, as w
PMI Science (philip Morris International)
added Dec 12, 2017 18:38
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Philip Morris International Releases Latest Scientific Update for Smoke-Free Products on Clinical Program

An In-Depth Look at How Good Clinical Practices Ensure Ethical Conduct of High Quality Research and the Safety of Study Subjects
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Dec 12, 2017 18:35
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