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[Illinois] The 50-year war on smoking is far from won

Public health and medical organizations know what needs to be done to reduce the number of smokers and prevent kids from starting to smoke, Sward said. Policy changes are needed, she added, but politicians are afraid to challenge the tobacco industry's st
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 26, 2015 17:25

[UK] British American Tobacco to Sue U.K. Government If Plain Packaging Law Approved

"If regulation comes through, we will be forced into the position of a legal challenge," said Jerome Abelman, BAT's director of corporate and regulatory affairs, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "Once the regulations become law, we expect th
added Feb 26, 2015 14:39

British American Tobacco says would fight UK 'plain packaging' law

"If the regulations, as published this week, are passed, we anticipate taking legal action," said Jerome Abelman, BAT's director of corporate and regulatory affairs. The UK parliament is expected to vote on regulations to ban branding on cigarette packs
added Feb 26, 2015 14:37

[Europe, UK] Changes to tobacco regulations 2015/16 (PDF)

This document has been produced to provide local authorities with a summary of what these new regulations will, or are likely to, cover, when they are likely to be introduced, who will be responsible for enforcement, and what the penalty will be for non-
ASH London (uk)
added Feb 26, 2015 09:30

[UK] Media Briefing: Standardised "Plain" Packaging, EU Regulation process ends on 2nd March

Monday 2nd March marks the end of the “stand still” period following the notification to the European Commission of the draft regulations.[i] From this date the Regulations can be passed by the UK parliament. Regulations on standardised tobacco packaging
ASH London (uk)
added Feb 26, 2015 09:16

Government tables regulations to make UK first country in Europe to introduce standardised cigarette packs

ASH has warmly welcomed the laying of regulations on standardised tobacco packaging before Parliament. The Government has committed to having a vote in both Houses on the regulations before the next General Election. This marks the closing stages of the
ASH London (uk)
added Feb 26, 2015 09:07

[Uruguay, USA] ELIZABETH WARREN: The Trans-Pacific Partnership clause everyone should oppose

The provision, an increasingly common feature of trade agreements, is called “Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” or ISDS. . . Philip Morris is trying to use ISDS to stop Uruguay... the only winners will be multinational corporations.
The Washington Post
added Feb 26, 2015 08:52

BAT draws up battle lines over UK cigarette packaging changes

British American Tobacco is poised to sue the UK government if it forces companies to remove branding from cigarette packaging... said it would take legal action if the UK followed the lead of Australia and introduced plain packaging next month.
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 26, 2015 07:56

[Asia, Pakistan] Increase in size of GHW: leading cigarette firm warns of shortfall in revenue collection

Managing Director for Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited, said that such ad hoc initiatives will negatively impact the projected future government revenue growth and contribution.
(Karachi, Pakistan) Business Recorder (pk)
added Feb 25, 2015 10:09


A new study investigates how the tobacco industry managed to raise the levels of tar and nicotine in “light” cigarettes for decades without a regulatory crackdown—despite mounting proof of health hazards. The findings could shed light on the current con
added Feb 25, 2015 10:01
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