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[UK] LETTER: Tobacco companies have right to use trademarks ($$)

the proposed legislation contravenes the government's clear obligations under the UK Trade Marks Act of 1994 and the World Trade Organisation Trips Agreement (Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) of the same year.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 13:36
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Ukip to pledge 35p tax rate for middle classes, end of pub smoking ban and plans to ditch Human Rights Act and slash foreign aid as it unveils 100 policies in 100 days

it would reintroduce smoking in pubs and allow for the introduction of ventilated smoking rooms Ukip also committed to overturning any rules introducing plain packaging on tobacco products
This is Money (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 07:45
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We’ll let smokers light up in pubs again, says Ukip ($$)

Ukip would overturn the smoking ban as one of its election pledges, the party announced yesterday. Nigel Farage’s party promised to “amend the smoking ban to promote choice for ventilated smoking rooms”, and also set out its opposition to plain cigarette
Times Of London (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 07:41
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[UK] Nick de Bois: Introducing plain cigarette packaging could go 'badly, badly wrong'

What is to prevent the growth of black market cigarettes when there is no longer any distinguishing packaging characteristics for the consumer to care about?
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 07:38
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[UK] 100 Tory MPs to fight plain packaging on cigarettes

In a move that will cause embarrassment for Prime Minister David Cameron weeks ahead of the general election scores of Conservative MPs will vote against the plans.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 07:36
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[Australia, UK] FARAGE: From sugar to cigarette packaging, when will Labour let people decide for themselves?

in Australia, where since plain packaging was introduced in 2012, household expenditure on tobacco has actually increased. And so has the black market in cigarettes. These are the effects of banning things that should be readily available to responsible
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 28, 2015 07:19
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[Australia, UK] Imperial Tobacco threatens court fight over plain fag packet proposal

Imperial Tobacco, which has its global HQ in Winterstoke Road, South Bristol, said it was “surprised and disappointed”. “After two years of the failed experiment in Australia there remains no credible evidence that plain packaging is having any impact o
Bristol Evening Post (uk)
added Jan 27, 2015 06:21
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[UK] LETTER: There is no such thing as an 'off-putting' colour

olive green". I don't believe there are "off-putting" colours, especially for a cigarette packet. The colour will be quite beautiful in a couple of weeks.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 27, 2015 00:13
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[Australia, UK] Tobacco companies dealt fresh blow

Tobacco Manufacturers Association argued the vote on plain packaging in the UK was based on "dogma", rather than evidence. While the future effect of new laws in the UK is a guessing game, a review last year by Sir Cyril Chantler concluded it was "very li
Investors Chronicle
added Jan 26, 2015 22:30
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[Australia, Bhutan] 2 Approaches To Ending Smoking: Laws And Labels

of all the efforts — from Orwellian-style bans to smoke-free cars — only a handful seem to have delivered results. Oddly, making smoking illegal isn't one of them... So Big Brother can make a difference, just not necessarily with the long arm of the law
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jan 26, 2015 20:37
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