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[UK] LYONS: NO, BIG TOBACCO IS NOT MURDERING PEOPLE

We know the facts – they are emblazoned on every pack. We should be allowed to decide for ourselves. And the courts should treat the latest arguments about homicide prosecutions with the contempt they deserve.
spiked (uk)
added Nov 15, 2017 23:07
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[Australia, Hong Kong] The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back: experts respond

Philip Morris ... to claim billions in compensation for Australia’s plain packaging law. It took more than four years and reportedly cost A$50 million in legal fees for the tribunal to decide that Philip Morris was not a Hong Kong company.
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:18
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ARCHIVE: WATCH: Big Tobacco’s Victory Press Conference (Saunders Cartoon)

In August, five of the largest tobacco companies joined together in a lawsuit to block the FDA from requiring graphic warning labels on cigarettes that show the health consequences of smoking. Last week, Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon gave them
Mother Jones Magazine
added Nov 13, 2017 17:43
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[Australia] Update on plain tobacco packaging Nov 10 2017

59 months after Australia implemented standardized "plain" tobacco packaging, here's the state of play in 18 nations 6 nations have legislated and implemented/ Australia (Dec 2011, implemented Dec 2012) France (Nov 2015, implemented May 2016) UK (March
Twitter
added Nov 12, 2017 21:16
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AUSTEN: Pot Advertising, Leonard Cohen and Chimps: The Canada Letter

How will promotion of Canada’s latest legal vice be regulated? The federal government has two models. One is the system for cigarettes, which effectively bans most conventional advertising and marketing, requires stores to keep cigars and cigarettes out
New York Times
added Nov 10, 2017 22:18
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[Massachusetts, Pennsylvania] Cigar Category Skirts Regulation

the cigar segment has been relatively immune to federal lawmakers’ sharpest knives. That’s good news for many convenience retailers that are often busy fending off local and state legislation. One example of how cigar sales are at risk is last year’s swe
Convenience Store Decisions
added Nov 10, 2017 17:02
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Young adult smokers’ perceptions of plain packs, numbered packs and pack inserts in Turkey: a focus group study [FREE FULL TEXT]

That bevelled-edged plain packs were perceived more positively than straight-edged plain packs is relevant to countries planning to introduce plain packaging. The study provides a first insight into smokers’ perceptions of a ban on brand names, which was
Tobacco Control
added Nov 10, 2017 15:33
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[Asia-pacific] The struggle against smoking and the growing threat of e-cigarettes in Hong Kong

Dr Ning Fan, Chairman of Health In Action (HIA)...shared in an interview with MIMS the struggle in anti-smoking efforts and the growing threat of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) behind the low smoking prevalence.
MIMS (hk)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:35
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[UK] Priti Patel

2 Relationship with the Tobacco Industry 2.1 Working on the BAT Account at Weber Shandwick 2.2 Seconded to BAT's Press Office 3 Supporting Tobacco Industry Positions and Arguments 3.1 Smokefree legislation 3.2 Point of sales display ban 3.3 Plain Packagi
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Nov 8, 2017 15:41
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Uruguay set to become a world leader for restricting tobacco branding as plain packaging bill reaches Congress

Today Uruguay’s government submitted a bill for plain tobacco packaging to Congress. Once passed, the country will have the world’s most comprehensive set of restrictions on tobacco branding, and its associated marketing benefits. The tobacco industry ar
The Union (formerly, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) (fr)
added Nov 7, 2017 23:03
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