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Digital serialised coding technology seriously flawed

issued a strongly worded warning that the digital serialised coding technology being promoted by the tobacco industry to worldwide governments is seriously flawed and would never comply with international
International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) (uk)
added Jul 12, 2017 03:46

[Asia-pacific] LETTER: Smoking in public leaves even non-smokers in Hong Kong facing serious health risks

The government has laws in place but there needs to be efficient enforcement. When it comes to use of controlled substances like tobacco, there has to be a healthy modicum of respect on the part of users towards the health of non-users, and this is simpl
South China Morning Post
added Jul 11, 2017 16:57

[Australia] PCA Issues Costs Award In Philip Morris Plain Packaging Row ($$)

"It's good to see that Australia's world-leading legislation was upheld and that the abuse of process by Philip Morris has now resulted in costs going to the Australian government," Swan said, as quoted in the report. "This thing should never have been i
added Jul 10, 2017 22:19

Philip Morris cigarettes charged millions after losing plain packaging case against Australia

Court of arbitration finds Philip Morris Asia case to be ‘an abuse of rights’ and says it must pay Australia’s multi-million dollar legal costs Philip Morris Asia’s legal case against Australia’s cigarette plain packaging regulations has been stubbed o
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 10, 2017 16:41

[Australia] Govt should release Philip Morris plain packaging case costs

Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today. Dr Ranald said that the Australian public had a right to know the full costs of the failed case, which dragged on for over four years. “The failure to publish the costs
Scoop (nz)
added Jul 10, 2017 15:25

[Netherlands] PHILIP MORRIS v AUSTRALIA: Final Award Regarding Costs (PDF)

this claim has not been objected to by the Claimant. Indeed, the jurisprudence relied on by the Respondent in this context affirms that such a claim can be raised, and the Tribunal sees no reason to depart from this approach. 107. Moreover, the Tribuna
Permanent Court of Arbitration (nl)
added Jul 10, 2017 15:21

Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia

After plain packaging was introduced, Philip Morris, Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco launched a constitutional challenge in Australia's highest court. When that bid failed, Philip Morris went to the PCA to claim the legislation breached Australia's Bi
BBC Online
added Jul 10, 2017 15:11

Marlboro-maker Philip Morris ordered to pay Australian government millions after losing lawsuit

The Permanent Court of Arbitration on Monday ordered tobacco company Philip Morris to pay the Australian government millions of dollars. It also ruled against the Marlboro manufacturer’s lawsuit that had sought the withdrawal of Australia’s packaging law (in)
added Jul 10, 2017 15:10
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Philip Morris ordered to pay Australia millions in costs for plain packaging case

While the exact figure is a closely-guarded secret - and is redacted from the Permanent Court of Arbitration's new ruling - it's believed the bill could be as high as $50 million. The court published its decision at the weekend, bringing a six-year lega
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 10, 2017 15:08

[UK] Plain tobacco packaging law enforced in Jersey

Jersey's Health Minister has signed off an order for a new law to be drafted to enforce plain tobacco packaging....The intervention hopes to support a number of actions that aims to reduce smoking and tobacco related harm by reducing the promotion appeal
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Jul 10, 2017 15:08
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