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[Thailand] Philip Morris Leads Plain Packs Battle in Global Trade Arena

The war between the tobacco industry and anti-smoking forces is heating up as cigarette makers intensify efforts to use treaties to block labeling constraints. Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) has pressed the U.S. for language that would make it to
Bloomberg News
added Aug 23, 2013 14:46
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[USA] DePILLIS: Smoking could kill a billion this century. Obama's trade deal will help.

Now, the U.S. is pushing to help tobacco companies find new customers overseas, by allowing them easier access to developing countries in Asia through a sweeping trade deal that would make it more difficult for companies to pass the kinds of laws that re
Washington Post
added Aug 21, 2013 09:44
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[UK, UK-Scotland] Cigarette packets to play audio health warnings in fresh anti-smoking drive

The new tech will see a health warning spoken by the packet each time it is opened for a fly cig, explaining how a few puffs could set you on the road to lung cancer and was funded by Cancer Research UK, in an effort to harness the ‘marketing tools of
The Drum (uk)
added Jul 1, 2013 11:17
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[Thailand] Health ministry stands firm on expanded warning on cigarette packets

Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong insisted that the latest Thai tobacco regulation which requires 85 per cent of space on cigarette packets dedicated to health warning is appropriate. He was referring to a move by US-based tobacco manufacturer
Pattaya Mail (th)
added Jun 29, 2013 10:28
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[Europe] Council agrees its position on revised EU tobacco directive (PDF)

The Council today agreed1 a general approach2 on a revised draft EU tobacco directive aimed at making tobacco products less attractive by strengthening the rules on how tobacco products can be manufactured, presented and sold (11483/13).
Council of the European Union (be)
added Jun 28, 2013 15:46
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[Asia-pacific, Canada, South America/Caribbean, USA] International trade law, plain packaging and tobacco industry political activity: the Trans-Pacific Partnership [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco companies are increasingly turning to trade and investment agreements to challenge measures aimed at reducing tobacco use. This study examines their efforts to influence the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a major trade and investment agreement w
Tobacco Control
added Jun 21, 2013 06:26
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Justices decline to hear challenge to tobacco law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a tobacco industry challenge to a federal law that expanded restrictions on the advertising and marketing of cigarettes. The provisions of the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act unde
Reuters
added Apr 22, 2013 12:50
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[Asia, India] Changes soon in tobacco warnings?

Under pressure from the tobacco industry, the Union health ministry has decided to make changes in the “ratio” of pictorial warnings to be used on tobacco products. While, the tobacco industry was supposed to come out with new pictorial warnings from Apr
Asian Age (in)
added Apr 17, 2013 09:13
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Ukraine's Battle with Smoking not Always Effective

Ukraine, once ranked 4th in the world for highest number of smokers, is changing tactics to push smokers to kick the habit. Now cigarette packs include different graphic warnings and statements: a photo of lung cancer is supplemented with the message,
The Epoch Times English Version
added Apr 2, 2013 12:30
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[USA] UK plain-packaging support bruises tobacco firms

“The news is likely to be an immediate negative for IMT, but we think much of the impact is in the price. Either way, this feels like ‘high noon’, and we expect a strong legal challenge,” said Martin Deboo, analyst at Investec Securities in a note.
MarketWatch (Wall St. Journal)
added Mar 7, 2013 04:15
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