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[North Carolina] Trump administration delays e-cig guidelines

The Trump administration is giving federal health officials more time to evaluate Obama administration-era guidelines on electronic cigarettes, vaporizers and other innovative nicotine and tobacco products. As a result, rules that were supposed to go in
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added May 8, 2017 14:30
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CHAPMAN: World Trade Organisation gives Australia’s plain tobacco packs the (draft) thumbs up

Restrictions and regulations on tobacco packaging need to be seen against this background and against the exceptionally deadly and addictive status of tobacco – a product which sees two in three of its long-term users die prematurely. In this, tobacco i
The Conversation (au)
added May 5, 2017 18:18
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Plain Packaging For Tobacco Products: WTO Dispute Settlement Body Allegedly Backs Australia

Requests in the past couple of years by several WTO members to discuss plain packaging in the Council for the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights were not allowed on the grounds that it was the subject of an ongoing WTO
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 5, 2017 18:08
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[France] PLAIN PACKAGING DOESN’T DETER FRENCH SMOKERS

New figures show an increase in the number of smokers despite efforts by the French government to stamp out smoking.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added May 5, 2017 16:46
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Plain Packaging in the UK: Tobacco Industry Funded Third Party Campaigns

The following organisations, which are either fully or part-funded by tobacco companies, have conducted coordinated campaigns to mobilise opposition to plain packaging in the UK. Click on the hyperlinked organisations for more detailed information on bot
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added May 5, 2017 16:02
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[Asia-pacific] Heat rising in Hong Kong’s war on tobacco

Smoking kills and costs taxpayers billions to treat. But a legal move to increase the size of health warnings on cigarette packets has met fierce resistance
South China Morning Post
added May 5, 2017 15:54
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Tobacco industry suffers defeat as WTO upholds Australia's plain packaging laws

“As there is a high likelihood of an appeal by some or all of the parties, it’s important to note that this panel report is not the final word on whether plain packaging is consistent with international law,” she said.
The Guardian (uk)
added May 5, 2017 12:49
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Australia wins landmark WTO tobacco packaging case - Bloomberg

A spokeswoman for British American Tobacco declined to comment on the ruling until it was publicly released, but suggested the complainants would keep fighting. "As there is a high likelihood of an appeal by some or all of the parties, it's important to
Reuters
added May 5, 2017 12:37
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Australia Reported to Win Landmark Trade Case on Tobacco Plain Packaging – Bold Strategy Is Spreading Worldwide

Ukraine, Honduras and the Dominican Republic received technical and financial support from [BAT] and [PMI]. It was also reported that Ukraine filed the complaint against Australia at the request of the American Chamber of Commerce,
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 5, 2017 01:43
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[Australia] Tobacco Logo Ban Said to Get WTO Backing in Landmark Case

A WTO dispute-settlement panel backed Australia’s argument that the rules it set in 2011 don’t violate trade law because they qualify as a legitimate public health measure, the people said, asking not to be identified because the decision isn’t yet publi
Bloomberg News
added May 5, 2017 01:41
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