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[Ireland] Reilly won't be taking crucial health policies to his new job

CHILDREN'S Minister James Reilly will only have a minor role working with the Department of Health... won't have direct responsibility for public health ...Health Minister Leo Varadkar is understood to have been opposed to having elements of his departmen
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jul 23, 2014 13:14
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Big Tobacco's smoke and mirrors won't work this time

Despite overwhelming evidence, Big Tobacco just won't admit plain packaging has drastically reduced smoking rates. Thankfully, their hollow denials now lack any impact, writes Simon Chapman.... Like Monty Python's Black Knight talking about "just a flesh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 23, 2014 13:06
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[Ireland] Tobacco giants may sue over plain packaging

Ireland could have to pay hundreds of millions in compensation to tobacco giants if plain packaging is introduced, according to Exane BNP Paribas... believed the tobacco industry had a “robust case against plain packaging which would allow it to claim co
Irish Times (ie)
added Jul 22, 2014 15:01
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[USA] EDITORIAL: Australia shows the impact of stronger cigarette warnings

protecting commercial speech should not mean inhibiting consumers from understanding the true effects of smoking. The tobacco companies should stop their international campaign against measures that protect public health, and the FDA should take critical
The Washington Post
added Jul 21, 2014 22:47
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[Australia, UK] LETTER: It is wrong to suggest plain packaging has worked

As a director of the second largest tobacco company in the UK, I am concerned by some of the misleading statements by tobacco control lobbyists reported in your article “Australia smoking rates tumble after plain-packaging shift”
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 21, 2014 22:41
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[Philippines] Gov't optimistic of reducing smoking through warnings on tobacco products

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona said the Philippines is the latest developing country to follow other nations in requiring pictorial health warnings. "We now join the group of Brazil, Singapore and Indonesia that have implemented simila
Philippine Star (ph)
added Jul 21, 2014 12:43
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[Philippines] Smoking Philippine leader OKs cigarette warnings

Aquino signed the law Friday "to effectively instill health consciousness through graphic health warnings on tobacco products," presidential spokesman Herminio Coloma Jr. said. With the law, the Philippines joins more than 40 other nations and territorie
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 21, 2014 12:30
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

Li is suing manufacturer China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial (CTJI) and a Beijing supermarket that sold him a 10-pack carton of Jinsheng cigarettes in March ...arguing that their claim the low-tar cigarettes with Chinese herbs are a safer option than regular
South China Morning Post
added Jul 20, 2014 10:45
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[Ireland, Florida] Reilly hails 'landmark' tobacco damages order

"It's a landmark decision in the US. According to lawyers for the plaintiff the tobacco companies are putting the lives of innocent people in jeopardy by not properly informing ...The Irish government is determined that we will introduce plain packaging
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Jul 20, 2014 09:44
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[Australia, UK] SNOWDON: Dogs bark, cows moo, ASH lies

Use whatever term you want - "spinning", "bending the facts", "twisting the truth" - but ASH are doing what they have been doing for years. They are - quite simply - lying, and they are using the crudest of tricks to do so.
Velvet Glove, Iron Fist (Christopher Snowdon blog) (uk)
added Jul 19, 2014 12:08
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