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Australia wins landmark WTO ruling on plain tobacco packaging

Australia triumphed on Thursday in a major trade dispute over its pioneering “plain” tobacco packaging law, with World Trade Organization judges rejecting a complaint brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic. The WTO panel said Austral
Reuters
added Jun 29, 2018 01:23
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LETTER: SHATENSTEIN: Big Tobacco can act

Im­pe­rial To­bacco says it’s “shocked and con­fused”...What’s truly shock­ing is that a com­pany re­spon­si­ble for fully half this coun­try’s an­nual 45,000 en­tirely pre­ventable, pre­ma­ture smok­ing-re­lated deaths has the gall to con­tinue com­plain
National Post (ca)
added Jul 4, 2018 20:50
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Trade challenges at the World Trade Organization to national noncommunicable disease prevention policies: A thematic document analysis of trade and health policy space

Policy makers appear to face significant pressure to design food, beverage, and tobacco regulations that other countries will deem consistent with trade rules. Trade-related influence on public health policy is likely to be understated by analyses limite
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Jul 4, 2018 03:00
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CIGAR INDUSTRY GETS ITS DAY IN TEXAS COURT

In a small courtroom in a non-descript building in the suburbia that is Plano, Texas, the cigar industry made its case once again that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has gone too far. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson heard oral a
HalfWheel
added Jun 28, 2018 04:01
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Imperial Tobacco 'shocked' by Health Canada's proposal for plain packaging of cigarettes

'We still cannot understand how this government can justify legalizing marijuana while imposing such extreme measures on tobacco products' Health Canada published its draft regulations last week on its proposed changes to cigarette packages, which aim t
Canadian Press
added Jul 4, 2018 16:29
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[Canada] No logos: Tobacco firms under tight timeline to adopt plain packaging

The new federal regulations are poised to take effect within the next year, pending the outcome of further consultations — a timeline tobacco companies are already calling "unrealistic" and an "extreme measure" that will simply bolster the supply of cont
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 26, 2018 21:14
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Imperial Tobacco 'shocked' by Health Canada's proposal for plain packaging of cigarettes

'We still cannot understand how this government can justify legalizing marijuana while imposing such extreme measures on tobacco products'
Canadian Press
added Jun 26, 2018 21:12
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Canada Gazette, Part I, Volume 152, Number 25: Tobacco Products Regulations (Plain and Standardized Appearance)

is proposal includes the creation of the Tobacco Products Regulations (Plain and Standardized Appearance) [hereafter referred to as the “proposed Regulations”]. The proposed Regulations include measures that would standardize the appearance of tobacco pro
Canada Gazette (ca)
added Jun 22, 2018 18:21
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AUDIO: Here’s what cigarette packages could soon look like in Canada

Health Canada announced late Friday that it was opening public consultations on plain packaging for tobacco products. The department is proposing regulations that would remove all distinctive branding and attractive features from cigarette packages, suc
Global News (ca)
added Jun 23, 2018 10:46
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[Canada] The Lung Association applauds plain and standardized packaging regulations

“Tobacco products have been hiding behind attractive packaging, silently killing Canadians, for far too long and we are excited that this regulation will help to end this,” says Terry Dean, President and CEO, The Lung Association – National. Plain and st
The Lung Association (ca)
added Jun 22, 2018 21:17
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