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[Indonesia] Pictorial warning on tobacco products ineffective: YLKI

The Indonesian Consumer Foundation (YLKI) says pictorial warnings showing the health dangers of tobacco use on cigarette packs do not lead to a significant decrease in the numbers of smokers in Indonesia. “Therefore, apart from the pictorial warnings, t
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 1, 2014 12:19
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Has plain cigarette packaging backfired? Australian figures show 59 million MORE cigarettes were sold during first year of ban on branded packs

The increase in sales is thought to have occurred because smokers are now purchasing the cheapest cigarettes available and are returning for repeat purchases more often.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 6, 2014 09:44
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[Illinois] Tillery seeks Karmeier's recusal or disqualification in $10 billion tobacco case

“If Justice Karmeier does not recuse himself, then the Court should disqualify him,” attorney Stephen Tillery of St. Louis wrote on May 28. He wrote that there is an objective and reasonable public perception of bias. Philip Morris seeks review of a Fif
Madison County (IL) Record
added Jun 5, 2014 19:44
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[UK] VIDEO: Uruguay sued by tobacco company over smoking laws

a call for massive increases in tobacco tax to price cigarettes out of the market. However, Uruguay in South America which already has tough policies on tobacco, is finding that its stance has put it on a collision course with a big tobacco company.
BBC Online
added May 31, 2014 23:34
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[Australia, UK, Uruguay] If cigarettes kill, why do tobacco giants still wield so much power?

The industry now claims to be more socially responsible, yet it is suing countries around the world that try to introduce plain packaging
The Guardian (uk)
added May 29, 2014 11:02
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[Illinois] 'Light' cigarette case against Huck's continues after nine years; Two current judges had been plaintiff's counsel

A nine-year-old lawsuit claiming Huck’s convenience stores unfairly and deceptively schemed to get customers to buy “light” cigarettes ... Flack, who worked for Korein Tillery, was lead counsel in the case until the day before he was sworn in as associat
Madison County (IL) Record
added May 29, 2014 01:01
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WTO To Consider Five Australia Plain Packaging Disputes Under One Panel

World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body yesterday agreed to establish two more panels in a dispute against Australia’s plain packaging for tobacco products, bringing the total to five. And it was agreed that a single panel will be appointed to st
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 8, 2014 09:20
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LETTERS: CONNOLLY/PINKERTON: Re:No evidence that the tobacco industry evaded the FDA's ban on 'Light' cigarette descriptors

This comment summarizes, but mischaracterizes the findings and conclusions of our study. Our analyses and interpretation are based strictly on the letter of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA) and its requirements, including Sec
Tobacco Control
added Apr 17, 2014 18:14
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[UK] THOMAS: Let's ban smoking. It makes you smell, cough, look old, get sick – and it's the most boring drug experience ever

as they contemplate ever more surreal measures like prohibiting e-cigarettes in public spaces because they encourage the "concept" of smoking: just get on with it. We all know where this ends, so why pussy around. Just Do It. Just Ban It. Just ban smoking
Electronic Telegraph blogs (uk)
added Apr 6, 2014 09:13
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[Indonesia] Cigarette makers' profits grew last year but 2014 will be tough

analysts have warned of a potential slowdown in business growth this year as the business climate gets tough. Akhmad Nurcahyadi, an analyst at Recapital Securities, forecasts that the cigarette industry will face a tougher business climate this year with
Jakarta Post (id)
added Apr 1, 2014 16:03
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