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[Canada] Health lobby groups ignore significant findings in most recent Canadian student tobacco, alcohol, and drugs survey

when 3% of Canadian youth smoke cigarettes versus a rate of 17% for marijuana and four out of five youth are drinking alcohol, one has to wonder why these health lobby groups seem unilaterally focused on lobbying for plain packaging of tobacco products" a
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Sep 23, 2016 14:31

PICARD: Canada should adopt plain packaging rules despite what Big Tobacco says

In recent days, Canada’s tobacco industry has launched a massive advertising campaign – including a full page ad in The Globe and Mail – attacking the federal government’s plan to introduce plain packaging rules for cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:51

[Canada] INVITATION – Press conference: Plain and standardized tobacco packaging: The Honourable Nicola Roxon to share Australian experience (PDF)

As Health Minister, Ms. Roxon introduced the first plain and standardized tobacco packaging legislation in the world and in her capacity as Attorney-General successfully defended the industry’s challenge to the law before Australia's High Court.
Coalition Quebecoise pour le Controle du Tabac (ca)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:50

[Asia, India] 68% tobacco firms comply with warning rule

A latest study on displaying the new pictorial health warnings on packages of tobacco products like cigarettes, bidis, etc, has indicated that 68 per cent of popular brands sold across Telangana are displaying pictorial health warnings. The study conduc
The Hans India (in)
added Sep 21, 2016 15:21

STOLTZ: If You Build A Censorship Machine, They Will Come

MPAA is right. The First Amendment generally prohibits using legal processes to regulate the opinions expressed by others, no matter how noble the purpose. In fact, the slippery slope of censorship is one of the primary reasons why courts and legislature
Electronic Frontier Foundation
added Sep 21, 2016 01:27

Tobacco giant Philip Morris to pay $45 million to Arkansas smokers

Arkansas is the first state to successfully settle a class action lawsuit against tobacco giant Philip Morris; now some smokers could get their hands on some of the $45 million settlement. Glenda Wills started smoking back in the 1980's; before the dang
KYTV KY3 (Springfield, MO)
added Sep 21, 2016 01:26


BRANDS AREN’T AT FAULT, STOP BLAMING THEM / IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TAKING CIVIL LIBERTIES? In a free, democratic society, everyone should have the same freedoms, the same choices, and an expectation that the federal government will act on evidence. Y
Both Sides of the Argument (JTI-MacDonald) (ca)
added Sep 19, 2016 14:44
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Connecticut] KRIST: Another View: Do we really want more lawsuits from foreign investors?

The ISDS arbitration panel later ruled against the tobacco company on procedural grounds, but many civil society organizations believe similar suits can restrict the ability of regulators to protect public health. Australia did finally relent in the TPP
Torrington (CT) Register Citizen
added Sep 30, 2016 20:30

[Canada] JTI-Macdonald Corp. launches campaign to show that Plain packaging doesn’t work and will help organized crime

Plain packaging will increase unregulated and untested illegal tobacco, fuelling organized crime and massive loss of tax revenue / Nine out of ten Canadians had either never even heard of the public consultation or couldn’t explain what it was about.
JTI-Macdonald Corp. (ca)
added Sep 19, 2016 14:42

[Connecticut] State Supreme Court to Review Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Marlboro

Vincent Bifolck filed the wrongful death lawsuit in federal court on behalf of his wife, Jeanette Bifolck... Bifolck argues that Marlboro knowingly designed and manufactured the cigarettes in a way...liable under the Connecticut Product Liability Act, but
Connecticut Law Tribune
added Sep 17, 2016 15:22
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