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[Ireland, UK] Plain packaging of tobacco products: a further look here and there

In our last newsletter we discussed plain packaging of tobacco products in New Zealand and Australia. This month, we take a look at the situation in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Lexology (uk)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:23
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[Europe] Philip Morris tops NGOs' lobbying spending table

Philip Morris' media relations manager Iro Antoniadou told EurActiv, "It is hardly surprising that an organisation actively advocated for its views when relevant policy issues were being debated, and then reported this activity accordingly in the Transpa
EurActiv
added Oct 1, 2014 06:38
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Why big tobacco is playing it safe | Talking Numbers

Did big tobacco grow a big heart, or is its latest warnings to consumers about e-cigarettes merely a cynical way to inoculate tobacco companies from further lawsuits?
Yahoo! Finance
added Oct 1, 2014 06:23
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FERDMAN: Big Tobacco is cool with scary e-cigarette warnings because no one reads them anyway

there's actually a clever business strategy at work here.... If Big Tobacco were actually serious about Americans' health, the industry might move to promote warnings the size and seriousness of those mandating in the European Union, which cover 65 perce
The Washington Post
added Oct 1, 2014 06:06
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[Illinois] Ill. High Court To Review $10B Philip Morris Cigarette Verdict ($$)

George A. Zelcs of Korein Tillery, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told Law360 on Wednesday that the plaintiffs “feel very confident that the trial record below will be sustained on appeal” and that they “look forward to rearguing the case when the heari
Law360
added Oct 1, 2014 05:46
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[Australia, France] When all cigarette packs look the same, fewer people buy them

But Australia's success is hardly the only reason why unbranded cigarette packages could spread. A deluge of research nods to the power of neutral packs. A 2008 study found that the fewer design elements a cigarette packaged contained, the less desirable
Duncan (OK) Banner
added Sep 30, 2014 14:37
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VIDEO: Why big tobacco is playing it safe

Did big tobacco grow a big heart, or is its latest warnings to consumers about e-cigarettes merely a cynical way to inoculate tobacco companies from further lawsuits? Some of the largest ones are now slapping extra-strong warning labels on their electron
CNBC
added Sep 30, 2014 14:34
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Big tobacco companies are putting big warning labels on their e-cigarettes

the New York Times discovered something kind of weird about them: MarkTen, along with the other e-cigarette brands produced by Big Tobacco companies, feature warnings that are sometimes several degrees more severe than those on the same corporations' trad
The Washington Post
added Sep 29, 2014 15:57
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LEVIN: Tobacco Industry Batting A Thousand With Federal Judge, While FDA Strikes Out

The three cases...blocked graphic cigarette warning labels and delayed regulation of e-cigarettes...by the same federal judge, Richard J. Leon... the fact that Leon was assigned all three is extraordinary—and extraordinarily good luck for the industry.
FairWarning
added Sep 29, 2014 12:13
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Dire Warnings by Big Tobacco on E-Smoking

are putting out among the strongest health warnings in the fledgling e-cigarette industry... “Nicotine is addictive and habit forming, and is very toxic by inhalation, in contact with the skin, or if swallowed.”
New York Times
added Sep 29, 2014 06:15
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