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[France] 'Cigarette packs are just start'

Sarkozy yesterday warned party members at a meeting on agriculture and rural France: "If we accept the neutral cigarette packet, in six months you will be offered a neutral bottle of wine, and this will be the end of our names; it will be the end of our l
The Connexion (fr)
added Feb 5, 2016 14:23
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[France] 'Cigarette packs are just start'

February 04, 2016 NICOLAS Sarkozy, president of Les Républicains, has condemned the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. Last November, parliament narrowly passed a law to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes from May this year in a bid
The Connexion (fr)
added Feb 4, 2016 20:21
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] DENIS: TPPA and investor-state disputes, learn from Libyan ‘shocker’

a law proposed by the executive branch, made into law by parliament, then ruled upon by Australia's highest courts, was challenged in a private arbitration centre by this tobacco company. After this suit, at least 13 other countries (see graphic below) h
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:20
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[UK] Cigarette packaging from 1940s found under carpet

Jo Vallom and Duncan Smith found six sheets of uncut packaging beneath 1949 newspapers while renovating their house - and have donated some to a museum. The thick paper was designed for boxes of Players Navy Cut, Rough Rider and Double Ace - all linked
BBC Online
added Feb 3, 2016 01:22
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Italy cracks down on smokers as tough law takes effect

The laws require cigarette packs to carry stark pictures of people who suffered from the effects of smoking, including one of a woman coughing up blood and another of a man who died of a heart attack being zipped up in a body bag. Those caught smoking i
Reuters
added Feb 2, 2016 19:02
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] TIENHAARA: The dismissal of a case against plain cigarette packaging is good news for taxpayers

the ISDS case remains under the wraps of a confidentiality order, it appears that Australia was able to convince the tribunal that Philip Morris should not be permitted to plead the merits of its case because it engaged in "treaty shopping".
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:26
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[Italy] New laws coming into force banning smoking in cars with kids, pregnant / Also higher sanctions, shock images on cigarette packages

New anti-smoking regulations based on EU directives will be progressively introduced in Italy, with the first going into effect on Tuesday, ANSA sources said on Monday. The new measures are aimed at curbing smoking among young people, and include a s
ANSA (it)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:08
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[Asia] Report: Smoking reduction in China long way to go

The report by the research center proposed several measures, and said the priority lay in pushing forward nationwide legislation. The legislation process began three years ago and Mao Qun'an with the National Health and Family Planning Commission said a
Ecns.cn (cn)
added Feb 2, 2016 01:23
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[Asia, Pakistan] HEALTH MINISTRY URGED TO EFFECTIVELY COUNTER TOBACCO INDUSTRY TACTICS

TheNetwork for Consumer Protection condemning the Health Ministry’s decision of giving another one-month extension to the industry in raising the size of pictorial health warning to 85% on cigarette packs.
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Feb 1, 2016 18:15
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[Asia] Ignore tobacco industry’s ‘ridiculous’ arguments, campaigner Rob Cunningham tells Bangladesh government

Bangladesh only recently set the deadline of Mar 19 this year for mandatory display covering top 50 percent of the front and back sides of the packets. But bdnews24.com has evidence suggesting that tobacco industry is lobbying hard to delay the printing
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Feb 1, 2016 18:15
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