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The High Court of Justice Decision Upholding the UK’s Standardized Packaging Laws: Key Points for Other Jurisdictions (PDF)

The High Court of Justice decision represents an incredibly rich piece of jurisprudence that engages with a wide range of legal issues, considering them thoughtfully and methodically in the context in which they presented themselves to the Court – a le
McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer (au)
added Jul 4, 2016 16:02
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UK plain packs court decision: interests at stake ‘collide in the most irreconcilable of ways’

The decision on 19 May 2016 by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales to dismiss the legal challenges brought by the four multinational tobacco companies... The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer...has prepared a paper on the UK decision which draw
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jul 4, 2016 15:53
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[New Zealand] Plain packaging bill passes second reading

The bill that will force cigarettes to be sold in plain packets is back in parliament and on track to become law. It passed its second reading on Thursday after being on hold since 2014. The government last month confirmed it was going to put it throug
Yahoo! New Zealand News
added Jul 4, 2016 14:39
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Just in time for Canada Day: Tobacco company offers special 'ehdition' cigarettes

This week, Rothmans Benson & Hedges brought out a limited "ehdition" of its Canadian Classics brand in time for Canada Day, a move that has raised the ire of anti-smoking advocates, who argue that such promotion is another reason plain packaging for ciga
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jul 1, 2016 16:36
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[New Zealand] Standardised tobacco packaging a step closer

The Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill passed its second reading this afternoon. “Standardised packaging will make a measureable difference to smoking rates in New Zealand, just as it has done in Australia. There is now str
New Zealand News Online (uk)
added Jul 1, 2016 15:32
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Pictorial warnings not included in tobacco bill

Activists have raised suspicion of what they called “foul play” in the deliberation of the controversial tobacco bill in the House of Representatives, as the bill contradicts existing regulations that stipulate that cigarette packs must carry pictorial w
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 28, 2016 11:28
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LETTER: Looking for Label

It was heart-wrenching to read that America’s tobacco industry has blocked all attempts to relabel cigarettes, especially next to the article on “A Hunger for Change” ...Had my mother seen a label on cigarettes, perhaps she would still be here.
New York Times
added Jun 27, 2016 22:04
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[New Zealand] VIDEO: Govt plans to remove branding despite threats

Thinly veiled threats of legal action will not deter the government from its plans to take the branding off cigarette packets, the Associate Health Minister says. Yesterday, Imperial Tobacco's global director of corporate affairs Axel Gietz said he coul
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Jun 27, 2016 13:56
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[New Zealand] NZ MP walks off televised interview after blasting tobacco spokesman as a 'peddler of death'

A New Zealand MP has walked out of the end of a televised debate with a tobacco company spokesman after he argued that Australia's plain packaging rules did not affect the long term consumption of cigarettes.
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jun 27, 2016 13:54
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[New Zealand] VIDEO: Plain packaging on cigarettes didn't go ahead in Australia, but will it get the green light in NZ?

Paul Henry talks with Axel Geitz, Imperial Tobacco Director of Corporate Affairs, on the plain packaging on cigarette packets debate. Since plain packaging on cigarettes didn't go ahead in Australia, will it get the green light in NZ? Is a lawsuit in the
RadioLIVE (nz)
added Jun 27, 2016 13:53
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