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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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[Australia] Smoking, Plain Packaging, and Public Health: Report

While motivated by the best of intentions, plain packaging’s effects appear to have been less than desirable. Other countries contemplating the introduction of plain packaging would be well advised to postpone any decision until its effects in Australia
The Epoch Times English Version
added Mar 24, 2014 18:29
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[New Zealand, USA] US issues warning on NZ tobacco packaging

six high-powered groups have jointly expressed their "concern" ... The Emergency Committee for American Trade, National Association of Manufacturers, National Foreign Trade Council, US-ASEAN Business Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and United States C
nzoom.com (TVNZ)
added Feb 9, 2014 21:12
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[Australia] New cigarette packaging hailed

Cancer Institute of New South Wales' study found that since plain packaging legislation was introduced in 2012, calls to the national Quitline support service increased by 78 per cent. Mayanne Lafontaine is the Program Manager of tobacco control at t
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (au)
added Jan 13, 2014 13:14
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[Australia, Europe, Ireland] Big Tobacco's Lawsuits Of Mass Destruction

If Big Tobacco’s ongoing legal onslaught against the Australian government is intended to intimidate other countries considering plain-packaging laws, it’s not working. Not according to the architect of Ireland’s incoming plain-pack scheme, at least. “I
The Global Mail (au)
added Dec 2, 2013 15:03
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[Canada, USA] Graphic Warnings Labels on Cigarette Packs Could Lead to 8.6 Million Fewer Smokers in the United States and Save Millions of Lives

* New international study suggests that recent US court decisions on graphic warnings were based upon a model that under-estimated the potential impact on smoking rates*
International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (the ITC Project)
added Nov 25, 2013 16:13
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[Canada] Day 183: Export, eh?

keep an eye on rulings released by Justice Robert Mongeon: in his hands are key decisions in two separate Quebec tobacco trials - a decision on JTI-Macdonald's financing related to the Blais/Létourneau class action and also the constitutional challenge t
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Nov 19, 2013 09:30
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