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Tell Chamber of Commerce: Stop Fighting Anti-Smoking Measures

Influencing international trade agreements to benefit tobacco companies: The Chamber has staunchly opposed measures in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that would protect countries’ sovereign rights to implement life-saving public health policies. If
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added Jul 3, 2015 15:04
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[Asia, Hong Kong] LAU: Larger graphic health warnings on cigarette packets are effective

The proposed additional tobacco control measures to be discussed at a special Legislative Council meeting on July 6 deserve support and attention. As an organisation that provides well-recognised tobacco control programmes to students on a daily basis, L
South China Morning Post
added Jul 3, 2015 14:24
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[Africa, Kenya] Court suspends new tobacco regulations over violation of Constitution

High Court judge Mumbi Ngugi said Article 10 of the Constitution, which requires public participation in the matter, was not adhered to in coming up with the regulations. The High Court has suspended implementation of the new tobacco regulations, citing
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Jul 3, 2015 12:00
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Clearing the Smoke around the Chamber’s 'Tobacco Related' Advocacy

The Chamber believes that public health policy aimed at curbing smoking can yield positive results, while still upholding intellectual property protections, honoring international agreements, and not singling out any specific industry for discriminatory
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
added Jul 3, 2015 10:13
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[Ireland] Chamber Of Commerce Defends Its Defense Of Tobacco, Fights Obama On OT

"This organization is not in the business of promoting cigarette smoking at home or abroad, period.” However, it said: “While we do not support tobacco use, we still believe that governments should uphold intellectual property rights, adhere to internati
MediaPost (Media Magazine)
added Jul 3, 2015 09:52
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[Ireland, USA] O'DOWD: Big Tobacco’s sleazy Irish American enforcer Thomas J. Donohue

The Irish American Brooklyn native...who's paid $3.7million a year in part to promote tobacco and its inevitable outcome, lung cancer, will have none of it. He also flies in a private jet when promoting his ‘defend tobacco’ message. He warned Irish lead
IrishCentral LLC (New York, NY)
added Jul 3, 2015 09:29
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[Europe] Tobacco firm JTI Ireland denies delaying tactics

has denied arguments by the State that the firm is seeking to delay a decision by the European Court of Justice concerning plans to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products. It is not in JTI Ireland’s commercial interest to have any delay in its chal
Irish Times (ie)
added Jul 2, 2015 10:40
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[North Carolina] EDITORIAL: Good for warnings, child-resistant packaging

"We're concerned about the bootleggers of these liquids who are selling products without warning labels"... We hope this new law will be disincentive enough to stop it from happening. These toxic liquids are nothing to play with, for children or adults.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 1, 2015 15:35
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FDA mulls restrictions on liquid nicotine

has taken the first step toward potential national standards on child-resistant tobacco packaging, along with establishing warning labels on liquid nicotine used with electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. The FDA is requesting comment, research reports an
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 1, 2015 15:33
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U.S. Chamber Fights Smoking Laws While Hospitals and Insurers Sit on Its Board

But Anthem’s executive vice president, Wayne S. DeVeydt, serves on the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is engaged in a worldwide campaign to block antismoking laws. These include taxes on cigarettes in the Philippines, graphic health warning
New York Times
added Jul 1, 2015 12:11
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