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[Ireland] Tobacco producing countries will battle packs law

Tobacco producing nations are expected to challenge Ireland’s move to outlaw branded tobacco packaging, the new junior jobs minister has been warned by his department. Ireland will likely face a constitutional challenge and complaints to the World Trade
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Aug 14, 2014 03:11
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[UK] Big tobacco fuming: Philip Morris threatens to sue over plain cigarette packaging

Philip Morris International, the world's largest tobacco company and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is prepared to sue the British government if it implements a law requiring plain packaging of cigarettes. The UK government’s Department of Health carried
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Aug 13, 2014 11:12
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[UK] Cigarette pack change ‘will save lives’ says Warwickshire health director

Warwickshire’s director of public health has called on the Government to make plain packaging on all tobacco products standard practice. Dr John Linnane wrote to the Government on behalf of the county council as the national consultation on regulations f
Leamington Spa Courier (uk)
added Aug 13, 2014 10:36
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[Germany, Ireland] Charities criticise bid to stop law on plain tobacco packs

Health charities have reacted angrily to attempts by German business groups and MEPs to derail Ireland’s planned ban on branded tobacco products.... The Asthma Society said it was "dismayed" to learn that German advertising and branding groups had put pr
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Aug 13, 2014 10:26
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Philip Morris prepared to sue UK over plain cigarette packaging

The maker of Marlboro cigarettes "is prepared to protect its rights in the courts and to seek fair compensation for the value of its property," the company has told the UK government in response to its consultation. The UK government said in April it wa
Reuters
added Aug 12, 2014 15:54
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[Europe, Ireland] PLAIN CIGARETTE PACKAGING: A burning issue in the EU

Documents obtained by the Irish Examiner shed light on how business interests and politicians are attempting to stop Ireland pushing ahead with the anti-smoking plans. The radical plans driven by Minister James Reilly will see trademarks, logos, colours
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Aug 12, 2014 15:51
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[Germany, Ireland] German brands turn up heat on plain cigarette packaging

GERMAN advertisers and brands have written to the Irish ambassador in Berlin claiming plans for tobacco plain packaging will have "devastating" economic implications for Irish companies. The chief advertising and brand associations in Germany have also
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Aug 12, 2014 12:44
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Phillip Morris prepared to sue UK over plain cigarette packaging

said it is prepared to sue the UK government should it implement a law mandating plain packaging for cigarettes. The law proposes that cigarettes be sold with graphic health warnings and no branding. The Marlboro-maker said it was prepared to "seek fair
BBC Online
added Aug 12, 2014 12:23
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[Ireland] "Govt must resist Big Tobacco'

The Irish Cancer Society has saids the Government must resist third-party lobbying on the introduction of standardised plain packaging of tobacco products. The Society claims the tobacco industry is orchestrating the campaign against the introduction of
IrishHealth.com (ie)
added Aug 12, 2014 11:41
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[UK] Tobacco giant threatens £11bn lawsuit over plain packaging

In its official submission to government consultation on the plan, Philip Morris said: "Standardised packaging is a euphemism for government-mandated destruction of property. It is unlawful, disproportionate, and at odds with the most basic requirements
The Week.co.uk (uk)
added Aug 12, 2014 09:17
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