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[Europe, Malta] Former Dalli canvasser Silvio Zammit gets a legal boost in €60m bribery case

Prosecutors' insistence on a key witness testifying in a bribery case against a former John Dalli canvasser breached his right to a fair trial, a court has ruled. Silvio Zammit faces charges related to an alleged €60 million bribe request to a Swedish
Times of Malta (mt)
added Apr 29, 2018 01:15
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[Europe, Malta] Judge rules Attorney General breached Silvio Zammit’s rights

A judge has ruled that the Attorney General has breached restauranteur Silvio Zammit's fundamental rights by failing to declare his evidence closed after the last witness refused to testify in the bribery case against him. Zammit is facing criminal char
Malta Independent (mt)
added Apr 29, 2018 01:13
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[Africa, Kenya] Supreme Court asked to throw out smoking rules

Two cigarette manufacturing firms yesterday asked the Supreme Court to throw out the Tobacco Control Regulations of 2014, arguing that they were introduced arbitrarily. British American Tobacco (BAT) and Mastermind Tobacco Kenya told five Supreme Court
Daily Nation (ke)
added May 1, 2018 19:04
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JUUL Maker Vows to Combat Teen Use of E-Cigarette

Business Insider reported that JUUL Labs earned more than $224 million in retail sales in 2017. It is not clear what percentage of those sales were made to smokers using the product to kick the habit and what percentage were to non-smoking teens and you
MedPage Today
added Apr 28, 2018 15:50
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Inside Kansas' Judgment Against Tobacco 21

In what may become a legal test case against municipalities raising the legal age for consumers to purchase tobacco products from the federally set bar of 18 to 21, a District Court judge in Kansas declared the age of 18 a “bright line” that allows young
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Apr 27, 2018 16:06
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Inside Kansas' Judgment Against Tobacco 21

Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Apr 27, 2018 00:42
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Iowa Attorney General tapped for e-cigarette initiative

JUUL Labs...would support state and federal initiatives to raise the minimum purchasing age...Part of that funding initiative includes research and a panel of public health officials and experts assembled and led by Tom Miller, the Iowa Attorney General,
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Apr 26, 2018 20:37
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[Asia, Pakistan] Need of strong tobacco control regime

Increasing taxes is one of few options available with the government to control tobacco consumption, but last year an adjustment in duty structure of cigarettes was introduced which led to a sharp fall in its price resulting in promotion of smoking espec
The Nation (pk)
added Apr 26, 2018 15:55
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[Asia, Pakistan] Fighting stick with stick

the anti-tobacco campaigners, independent research organisations, the Ministry of National Health Services (MNHS) etc, reject this claim and stress that the production of cigarettes has increased drastically due to tax concessions, and the revenue target
The News (pk)
added Apr 26, 2018 15:19
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JUUL Labs Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Underage Use

Building on its existing youth prevention and education programs, JUUL Labs today announced it will take additional decisive action by actively supporting state and federal initiatives to raise the minimum age to 21+ to purchase tobacco products as part o
Juul Labs/Juul Vapor
added May 7, 2018 18:50
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