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[Florida] Natural American Spirit Cigarette Smokers Sue, Alleging False Advertising ($$)

Two smokers of Natural American Spirit cigarettes on June 21 filed a putative class action in federal court against the manufacturers, alleging that they falsely advertise, label and market the cigarettes as “Natural,” “Additive Free,” “100 Percent Additi
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 21, 2016 15:22
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Researchers say sale of menthol-like cigarettes violates spirit of new laws in Canada

Despite a recent ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Nova Scotia, cigarettes made with similar coloring and marketed as having the same taste are still being sold, new research from the Institute for Global Toba
News-Medical.net
added Jul 21, 2016 04:28
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U.S. High Court Denies Petition For Writ Of Cert In Illinois Smokers’ Appeal ($$)

on June 20 denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed by Illinois smokers seeking to challenge an Illinois Supreme Court justice’s participation in reversing a $10 billion verdict in a tobacco case based on the justice’s alleged acceptance of funding
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 20, 2016 20:53
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France considers ban on cigarettes that are 'too cool'

Four main cigarette companies - Seita, Philip Morris, British American Tobacco, and JTI - have contacted France's prime minister seeking clarity on the potential new law, calling for an urgent meeting to clarify the details. The changes could well com
The Local France (fr)
added Jul 20, 2016 19:17
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[Europe] Smokers fume as France mulls ban on 'too cool' Gitanes and Gauloises

The ban, which could also cover the Lucky Strike, Marlboro Gold... is the logical conclusion of a new public health law – based on a European directive...Alarmed cigarette companies...demanding a meeting “given the seriousness and urgency of the situatio
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 20, 2016 19:09
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Tobacco industry response to menthol cigarette bans in Alberta and Nova Scotia, Canada [FREE FULL TEXT]

The redesign of menthol packs to connote ‘smooth’ taste and flavouring may undermine the public health benefits of the menthol ban. ... may indicate the beginnings of market testing by tobacco companies, or conversely, might suggest that menthol replaceme
Tobacco Control
added Jul 20, 2016 09:55
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Tobacco control in Thailand means creative approaches to quitting

Here’s how the Asian nation dramatically curbed tobacco usage and got 91% of smokers to support harsher action against cigarettes...due to a combination of political commitment, restrictive laws, health warnings and tax hikes – plus the leadership of grou
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 20, 2016 09:43
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[Australia, New Zealand] Tobacco campaigner pushing for plain packaging

Kylie Lindorff, chair of Cancer Council Australia's tobacco issues committee, this week flew in to help drum up support for the measure, which she wanted introduced as soon as possible. Since standardised packaging was enforced in Australia in 2012, ther
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added Jul 19, 2016 15:51
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[Oceania] Tiny Vanuatu approves world’s largest tobacco pack warnings

Vanuatu has joined Nepal with the world’s largest graphic health warnings (GHWs) on tobacco packages, covering 90 percent of the pack surface. Officials in Vanuatu responsible for the measure say that they also considered implementing plain packaging (
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Jul 20, 2016 21:14
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[Latin America] Big Tobacco Gets Crushed by Tiny Uruguay

More than a blow to corporate clout, the unanimous ruling by the Washington-based trade body also may have been a tipping point in the global tussle between Big Tobacco and its discontents. Shortly after the unanimous decision, anti-smoking activists wer
Bloomberg News
added Jul 18, 2016 19:53
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