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[New Zealand] Plain packaging bill passes second reading

The bill that will force cigarettes to be sold in plain packets is back in parliament and on track to become law. It passed its second reading on Thursday after being on hold since 2014. The government last month confirmed it was going to put it throug
Yahoo! New Zealand News
added Jul 4, 2016 14:39
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Pictorial warnings not included in tobacco bill

Activists have raised suspicion of what they called “foul play” in the deliberation of the controversial tobacco bill in the House of Representatives, as the bill contradicts existing regulations that stipulate that cigarette packs must carry pictorial w
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 28, 2016 11:28
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LETTER: Looking for Label

It was heart-wrenching to read that America’s tobacco industry has blocked all attempts to relabel cigarettes, especially next to the article on “A Hunger for Change” ...Had my mother seen a label on cigarettes, perhaps she would still be here.
New York Times
added Jun 27, 2016 22:04
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[New Zealand] VIDEO: Plain packaging on cigarettes didn't go ahead in Australia, but will it get the green light in NZ?

Paul Henry talks with Axel Geitz, Imperial Tobacco Director of Corporate Affairs, on the plain packaging on cigarette packets debate. Since plain packaging on cigarettes didn't go ahead in Australia, will it get the green light in NZ? Is a lawsuit in the
RadioLIVE (nz)
added Jun 27, 2016 13:53
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[New Zealand] NZ MP walks off televised interview after blasting tobacco spokesman as a 'peddler of death'

A New Zealand MP has walked out of the end of a televised debate with a tobacco company spokesman after he argued that Australia's plain packaging rules did not affect the long term consumption of cigarettes.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jun 27, 2016 13:54
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tax stamps on cigarette packs, ‘no’ to foreign companies

The experts term it a good solution towards the mushroomed problem of non-tax paid cigarettes by means of tracking them. However, hiring a foreign company or outsourcing any company for printing tax stamps on cigarette packs not only involves serious rep
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:35
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[New Zealand] VIDEO: NZ cigarette plain packaging law would see Imperial Tobacco sue for compensation

Stephanie Erick, director for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) calls for MPs to end delays on the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. If New Zealand brings in "plain packaging" for cigarettes, Imperial Tobacco will fight for compensation,
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:34
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[New Zealand] Tobacco company's bid to stop plain cigarette packaging falls on deaf ears

the government remains unfazed by Imperial Tobacco's claims it'll fight to protect its brand. Imperial Tobacco has already lost one court battle in Australia and has another case pending before the World Trade Organisation.
TVNZ (nz)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:20
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Jim Dey: High court extinguishes Illinois tobacco case

Plaintiffs' lawyer Stephen Tillery said the court's action was "obviously disappointing" but that his investment of time and money was worth it. "... the case was socially significant and brought into public view facts that needed to be revealed," he sa
Champaign (IL) News-Gazette
added Jun 26, 2016 19:52
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[New Zealand] VIDEO: Govt plans to remove branding despite threats

Thinly veiled threats of legal action will not deter the government from its plans to take the branding off cigarette packets, the Associate Health Minister says. Yesterday, Imperial Tobacco's global director of corporate affairs Axel Gietz said he coul
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Jun 27, 2016 13:56
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