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EDITORIAL: China and the Toll of Smoking

put explicit, disturbing photos of the harmful effects of smoking on cigarette packages — blackened lungs, oral cancer sores and the like. This has been effective in other countries, and it will be more so in China, because most Chinese smokers are unawar
New York Times
added Apr 17, 2014 09:57
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[Hong Kong] PHILIP MORRIS ASIA LIMITED & THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products in Australia:

Australia’s tobacco plain packaging rules resulted from legislation that the Parliament passed on November 21, 2011. On that day, Philip Morris Asia (PMA) brought a claim against Australia under the Australia-Hong Kong Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Apr 16, 2014 11:45
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Philip Morris International Comments on Decision in Claim Against Australia’s Plain Packaging Law

The tribunal assigned to hear Philip Morris Asia’s (PMA) challenge to Australia’s plain packaging law today decided to divide the proceedings in the case into two phases – one to decide certain questions related to jurisdiction and a second to hear the ar
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Apr 16, 2014 11:43
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SIEGEL: Anti-Smoking Researchers Attack Tobacco Companies for Complying with the Law

The article and commentary criticize tobacco companies for changing their labeling of "light" and "ultra-light" cigarette brands ... unless the anti-smoking groups shift the blame over to the tobacco companies, then the fact that these groups lied to the
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Apr 16, 2014 11:34
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[China] CCA Calls For Printing of Health Warning Pictures on Cigarette Packets

China Consumer Association (CCA), on behalf of the CCA called for the relative departments to order tobacco enterprises to print health warning pictures on the packaging of tobacco products, in order to make sure that tobacco consumers in China have the r
All-China Women's Federation (cn)
added Apr 16, 2014 10:43
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[New Zealand] Cigarette branding: time to act - the choice is plain

The Stroke Foundation is today backing the Cancer Society and Smokefree Coalition who are making oral submissions to the Health Select Committee in support of proposed legislation to remove of all branding from tobacco products
New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Apr 16, 2014 10:42
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[Australia, New Zealand] Black market warning over tobacco plain packaging

The Health Select Committee today held a briefing on the more than 17,000 submissions on the Smoke-Free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill. The organisation representing grocers warned of dire consequences if the bill passes. "In Aus
nzoom.com (TVNZ)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:48
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[UK] CLARK: Imperial’s smoke and mirrors

a shrewd sense of political timing. Imperial has opted to axe England’s last cigarette factory, blaming “increasing regulation”, ten days after Jane Ellison, the public health minister, ordered tobacco companies to scrap branded boxes in favour of plain p
Times Of London (uk)
added Apr 16, 2014 09:25
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[Europe] ARCHIVE: CRONIN: The muscle and money of Big Tobacco

There should be no room for nuance when tobacco is discussed. Six million lives are lost to smoking every year. The companies that cause this suffering deserve to be treated as pariahs. So why is the EU accommodating them?
EUobserver.com
added Apr 15, 2014 17:27
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The Chamber of Commerce's European Foray / Shining Big Tobacco’s Shoes

The truth is that de Gucht is conniving with big business to destroy or dramatically weaken health, environmental and labour standards and democracy itself. The US Chamber of Commerce was the American pressure group most consulted by officials working f
CounterPunch
added Apr 15, 2014 17:23
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