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[Philippines] The Philippine president's next campaign: public smoking ban

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial told the Associated Press on Tuesday that she hopes the president can sign the draft executive order banning smoking in public nationwide before the end of the month. The department is pushing for the ban to start before the
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 11, 2016 14:19

[Australia, Canada] CHASSIN/KERR: Is plain packaging the best option to lower smoking rates?

what is the most efficient means of reducing smoking rates?... The best way to do so is education, information and sensitization. But these solutions are not flashy and do not score political points. Also, they do not hurt tobacco companies, which seems a
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Oct 10, 2016 16:00

[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] TPP trade deal: plain packaging challenge triggered 'hysteria', lawyer tells MPs

Lawyer for Philip Morris’s bid to take Australia to court over cigarette laws says Australia has nothing to fear from trade deals that allow investor-state disputes
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 9, 2016 20:39

[Europe] The New Intellectual Property of Health / Beyond Plain Packaging

This book discusses how to balance the legitimate interests of governments to promote human health and the protection and enforcement of IP rights. It also further explores how to amend IP regimes with a view to encouraging companies to produce and market
Elgar Online (Edward Elgar Publishing)
added Oct 8, 2016 19:28

Standardised tobacco packaging: a health policy case study of corporate conflict expansion and adaptation [FREE FULL TEXT]

The multifaceted opposition to standardised packaging was primarily undertaken by third parties with financial relationships with major tobacco manufacturers. Low levels of transparency regarding these links created a misleading impression of diverse and
BMJ Open (uk)
added Oct 12, 2016 14:56

[Asia, India] Govt bans plastic use in tobacco packaging

The Union environment ministry has banned the use of plastic in packaging pouches and sachets of gutkha, tobacco and pan masala. Tonnes of plastic waste generated from such packets necessitated the decision. This comes months after the ministry overhaule
Asian Age (in)
added Oct 10, 2016 03:14

Trademark associations should take ‘less dogmatic approach’ to plain packaging, expert urges

, a co-author of the work says that the tobacco industry’s fight against plain packaging is on the verge of defeat, and that IP associations must rethink their lobbying approach against similar measures. Published last week, “The New Intellectual Propert
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Oct 8, 2016 16:19

SIEGEL: National Anti-Tobacco Groups File Feeble Lawsuit Against FDA While Continuing to Oppose Smoking Cessation via Vaping

Thus, the lawsuit's claim that the failure of the FDA to issue a new graphic warning label rule is hindering the anti-tobacco groups' ability to carry out their mission is unsupported....Quitting by being bombarded with graphic warnings is the "right way
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Oct 7, 2016 11:37


On September 29, 2016, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in In re Tam...The question presented by the petition is “Whether the disparagement provision in [the Lanham Act] is facially invalid under the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.”
Tobacco On Trial
added Oct 7, 2016 04:08

GLANTZ: Court opens door to FDA authorizing “Teddy Bear” cigarettes

So, according to this ruling, the FDA could authorize Marlboro cigarettes in Hello Kitty packages for sale (as substantially equivalent) as long as the cigarettes themselves were unchanged. The fact that kids and their parents might perceive Teddy Bea
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 7, 2016 01:47
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