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[Australia] Big tobacco companies lose the fight to roll back plain packaging for cigarettes despite no evidence to suggest to reduces sales

A complaint over Australia's plain-packaging cigarettes brought forward by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and the Dominican Republic has been rejected by the World Trade Organisation on Thursday. The WTO panel rejected the argument that Australia had infring
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 3, 2018 16:02
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Summary of Australia's involvement in disputes currently before the World Trade Organization

​Australia as a defending party (respondent) Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks, and Other Plain Packaging Requirements Applicable to Tobacco Products and Packaging (DS434) and Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks, Geograph
Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (au)
added Jun 29, 2018 14:05
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Australia wins landmark WTO ruling over cigarette packaging

The WTO rejected claims brought by Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Cuba that the plain packaging measures introduced in 2011 to curb smoking on health grounds were inconsistent with its rules. The ruling, which was issued late on Thursday
Financial Times (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:47
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'Resounding victory': Australia wins tobacco plain packaging dispute

The WTO panel said Australia’s law improved public health by reducing the use of tobacco products, rebuffing claims that alternative measures would be equally effective. It also rejected the argument that Australia had unjustifiably infringed tobacco tra
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:45
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WTO backs Australia over plain cigarette packets

Unless there is a successful appeal, the decision is expected to hasten similar regulations around the world. "Australia has achieved a resounding victory," its government said in a statement on Friday. Cuba, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Indonesia
BBC Online
added Jun 29, 2018 13:32
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Australia wins landmark WTO ruling on plain cigarette packaging

Geneva: Australia has triumphed in a major trade dispute over its pioneering plain tobacco packaging law, with World Trade Organisation (WTO) judges rejecting arguments brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic. The WTO panel ruled on
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jun 29, 2018 01:25
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5 things the tobacco industry didn’t do until it was forced to

using cartoons to sell cigarettes to kids, lying about the health effects of smoking, paying for product placement in youth movies — the list of misdeeds by the tobacco industry is long. Worse yet, tobacco companies didn't stop or attempt to rectify some
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 29, 2018 21:11
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Australia Wins Landmark Trade Case on Tobacco Plain Packaging – Bold Strategy Is Spreading Worldwide

This victory for Australia provides a tremendous boost to the growing global movement to require that cigarettes and other tobacco products be sold in plain packaging, without colorful logos and other branding that attract youth, mislead consumers and in
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 29, 2018 21:10
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Marketing with tobacco pack onserts: a qualitative analysis of tobacco industry documents

onserts simultaneously seek to increase sales using materials that are novel, attractive and provide independent value, while undercutting public health messages about the risks of tobacco use using materials that repeat over time and are comparatively un
Tobacco Control
added Jun 29, 2018 20:29
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