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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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[Asia, India] Police to crackdown on tobacco products in Kerala

The instructions were given after it was found that there are several tobacco products that are available in the market that have no statutory pictorial warning that should occupy 85% of the display cover. The state police chief has asked the zonal ADGPs,
Times of India
added Jul 18, 2016 01:03
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[Asia, India] Puff order goes up in smoke

A Supreme Court directive in May made it mandatory for tobacco companies to display pictorial warnings covering 85 per cent of cigarette, chewing tobacco and gutkha packets. However, shops selling tobacco products here are yet to follow the norm. Tobacco
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Jul 18, 2016 00:56
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Uruguay’s Tobacco Victory Encourages Canada’s Plain Pack Proponents

Canada’s efforts to force tobacco manufacturers to use plain packaging will get a boost from a recent decision on similar measures in Uruguay, health advocates said Monday.... Cunningham, a senior policy analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society, called th
The Epoch Times English Version
added Jul 15, 2016 03:10
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[Latin America] Little Uruguay beat Big Tobacco in court, keeping the right to large, grotesque cigarette warnings

The company had demanded that either the regulations be lifted, not be applied to Philip Morris, or that Uruguay pay the company more than $20 million in damages. The tribunal instead ordered Philip Morris to pay $7 million and other costs to reimburse U
Public Radio International (PRI)
added Jul 15, 2016 02:22
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[Australia, Europe] BONADIO: Uruguay’s victory against Big Tobacco is more than just a local triumph

whatever Big Tobacco may think, public health policies pursued by democratically-elected governments should not be overturned by the industry’s trademark-based lawsuits, which seem predominantly aimed at scaring policymakers focused on protecting citizens
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 14, 2016 16:55
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[Switzerland] Investor-State Tribunal Dismisses Philip Morris Case Against Uruguay Cigarette Packaging

“trademarks being property, their use by the registered owner is protected,” said the tribunal. This meant that the tobacco company had “property rights regarding their trademarks capable of being expropriated.” Observing that Philip Morris’ brand and “
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Jul 14, 2016 15:55
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Cigarette sales to minors via the internet: how the story has changed in the wake of federal regulation

Federal agencies should rigorously enforce existing internet cigarette sales laws to prevent illegal shipments from reaching US consumers, shut down non-compliant and fraudulent websites, and stop the theft and fraudulent use of credit card information pr
Tobacco Control
added Jul 14, 2016 13:55
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[Uruguay] International tribunal upholds states' rights to protect health through tobacco control

The decision was informed by a joint submission or amicus brief, from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) Secretariat. The brief provided an overview of global tobacco control, including the
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 13, 2016 19:53
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Uruguay Defeats Philip Morris In Major Win For Anti-Smoking Advocates

"The large size of these warnings prevents us from effectively displaying our trademarks and goes beyond what could reasonably be considered appropriate to inform consumers of the well-established health risks of smoking," Morgan Rees, a spokesperson for
CorpWatch
added Jul 13, 2016 17:46
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