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[Australia, Hawaii] VERRENDER: Why we should welcome TPP talks stalling

Philip Morris took legal action in Australia. It argued the decision was an infringement of its intellectual property and it went all the way to the High Court. It lost on all counts every step of the way. But it has one last chance, courtesy of a trade
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 3, 2015 02:44
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[Australia, Hawaii] VERRENDER: Why we should welcome TPP talks stalling

Philip Morris took legal action in Australia. It argued the decision was an infringement of its intellectual property and it went all the way to the High Court. It lost on all counts every step of the way. But it has one last chance, courtesy of a trade
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 3, 2015 02:44
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, New Zealand] Editorial: Hard facts of TPPA covered in political fog

Key says the pact is likely to allow "safeguards" to deal with, say, Big Tobacco bringing a suit against plain packaging of cigarettes. This too is a useless assurance until we see the fine print. It also ignores the wider point: Big Tobacco's suit again
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jul 31, 2015 15:44
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[Australia, Hawaii] TIENHAARA/GLEESON: Govt should own up to cost of tobacco litigation

We now know how much just one case (that hasn't even ended) can cost taxpayers. To avoid having to make such expenditures in the future to defend much-needed health and environmental policies, the government needs to reject an ISDS clause applying to Aus
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 31, 2015 12:21
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Esty bill requires child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine container

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and a congresswoman from Indiana want makers of liquid nicotine containers to protect children from accidental poisoning by using child-resistant packaging.
Danbury (CT) News-Times
added Jul 31, 2015 12:00
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Interpersonal communication about pictorial health warnings on cigarette packages: Policy-related influences and relationships with smoking cessation attempts [FREE FULL TEXT]

• Many adult smokers report talking about cigarette health warning labels (HWLs). • Introduction of larger HWLs with novel content increased talking about HWLs. • Talk about HWLs appears to wear out over time, unless new HWL content is introduced.
Science Direct
added Jul 30, 2015 15:12
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Implementation of effective cigarette health warning labels among low and middle income countries: State capacity, path-dependency and tobacco industry activity (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Adopting voluntary HWL policies in 1992 reduced likelihood of having FCTC compliant HWLs 21 years later. Legislators and other policymakers should not accept industry voluntary agreements in tobacco and be extremely cautious about accepting voluntary agre
Social Science & Medicine
added Jul 30, 2015 15:03
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[Asia] CHAPMAN: Australian government’s $50m investment in defending against Big Tobacco legal thuggery

With tobacco causing 5.4 million deaths a year, with one billion forecast this century, our government’s investment to fend off Big Tobacco’s global ambitions to wreck effective tobacco control is of enormous importance in the history of controlling the
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 30, 2015 14:52
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[Africa] Uganda Sets Powerful Example with Comprehensive Tobacco Control Law / Strong smoke-free provisions enacted over industry objections

Uganda’s law sets a powerful example for Africa, which has traditionally lower rates of tobacco use and has been targeted by the tobacco industry as a major growth market.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 30, 2015 14:35
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[Africa, Uganda] Anti-tobacco bill passed

Should President Museveni assent to the bill, it will set the bar higher for both the tobacco industry and smokers. Among other things, the bill establishes the tobacco control committee, and imposes a responsibility on a person consuming tobacco product
The Observer (ug)
added Jul 30, 2015 07:09
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