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[UK] Ireland votes to bring in standardised tobacco packs

“We hope MPs in Westminster will follow suit to ensure our children are protected from a deadly addiction and vote for standardised packaging when they get the opportunity this month” - Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Mar 5, 2015 11:15

[Europe, UK] Ireland bans branded tobacco packs

The UK is set to follow the Irish example with laws to be passed before the end of the month. Anti-smoking campaigners and Government say the ban will remove one of the last remaining and most powerful marketing tools of big tobacco firms, but it is fa
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 4, 2015 10:36

[Ireland] Government prepared for lawsuit as tobacco plain-packaging Bill is passed

“We are prepared for legal action,” Dr Reilly said when asked about the response of the tobacco industry. “The Attorney General has her team together and we fully expect, once the legislation is enacted and commenced, that they will probably file a lawsu
Irish Times (ie)
added Mar 3, 2015 18:55

[Ireland] Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND State agencies have, since 2013, paid out close to€4 million in consultancy fees to companies who have also represented the interests of Big Tobacco. Figures from seven government departments show that in the last two years alo
The (ie)
added Mar 3, 2015 13:21

[Ireland] McDowell questions legality of proposal to penalise firms representing big tobacco

Former attorney general Michael McDowell believes it would be unlawful for the Government to seek to impose blanket bans on legal firms who act for big tobacco tendering for legal services advertised by the State.
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:17

[Australia, Ireland] ARCHON: All poor Reilly wants to do is save lives!

Fortunately, Australia has reinforced Reilly’s belief in the certainty of his crusade. That country introduced plain packaging laws in 2012 and, in two years, cigarette smoking fell to a record low. Particularly relevant was the fact that the tobacco com
The Southern Star (ie)
added Feb 28, 2015 20:14

[Ireland] Reilly to restrict tenders from firms linked to tobacco group

Reilly is taking steps to prevent any firm which has a contract with a tobacco group from tendering to work for bodies under his remit, among them the child and family agency Tusla. The development comes on foot of the Minister’s disquiet that solicitors
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:07

Ireland passes EU's first tobacco plain packaging law

Under the new law, branding of all forms is forbidden on the packaging, including logos and colours. Tobacco products will have a uniform packaging containing graphic health warnings. “We are creating legislation which will be historic and will be of r
IBTimes (uk)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:05

[Ireland] We will not be bullied on plain cigarette packets, says Reilly

“We do so despite legal threats from the lawyers for the tobacco industry,’’ Dr Reilly added. “We do so despite an extraordinary legal letter demanding that we stop and stop immediately.’’ Dr Reilly was speaking during the final stage debate on the Publi
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 27, 2015 10:04

Ireland passes tobacco plain packaging law

Ireland has became the second country in the world to pass a law introducing mandatory plain packaging for tobacco products... It follows Australia's introduction of similar plain packaging legislation in 2012. Under Ireland's new rules all forms of bra
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 27, 2015 09:09
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