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[Europe, Ireland] EU may strike out plan for plain cigarette packets

Ireland could be forced to abandon its plans for plain packaging for cigarettes if the European Commission decides it interferes with the single market. So far, nine EU countries have written to the Government and the commission saying they have issues
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Oct 8, 2014 03:37

[Ireland] Martin: Taoiseach must fight tobacco lobbyists

The Government has been urged to mount a counter campaign to resist the mounting pressure and lobbying ... The call from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin comes after the Irish Examiner revealed the growing efforts by industry and business groups to stop
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Oct 7, 2014 17:23

Alabama federal judge: Time to end nationwide litigation against Pfizer anti-smoking drug Chantix

psychological problems in patients have been settled - for about $300 million - so the nationwide litigation should now be dismissed, a federal judge in Alabama ruled Monday. Despite the end to those lawsuits, Pfizer next week will continue its fight wi
added Oct 7, 2014 16:54

DeLeon: Big Tobacco Is Using E-Cigarettes To Promote Tobacco Smoking

They want to drive the smaller electronic cigarette companies out of business, and they want to protect their profits from tobacco cigarettes by placing more explicit warning labels on electronic cigarettes. Big Tobacco is trying to create some good PR f
Ring Of Fire Radio: Robert Kennedy Jr, Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder
added Oct 7, 2014 16:38

[Belgium, Europe, Germany] Japan Tobacco set to close last UK plant ($$)

JTI is also closing its Wervik plant in Belgium and ending production at its German facility in Trier, as it comes to terms with declining volumes and growing regulatory pressures.
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 7, 2014 16:22

[Australia] 'The death of smoking is nigh'

The head of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health has boldly proclaimed we could see the end of smoking in Australia within his lifetime. New research has found that smoking rates for people aged 12-24 dropped from 15-11 per cent in the two years
Radio 3AW
added Oct 7, 2014 13:55

[Australia] Trade deals: Toxic talks ($$)

Critics claim that international arbitration has morphed into a weapon that multinationals wield to threaten and influence / Australia’s insistence that cigarettes be sold in drab olive packaging with warning labels featuring tar-stained lungs and malign
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 6, 2014 17:43

[Australia] Youth smoking rates drop after display bans: study

Youth smoking rates have fallen and young people are less likely to identify cigarette brands following a ban on retailers displaying tobacco products, new research shows. In the first study to look at the medium-term effects of point-of-sale display b
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 6, 2014 17:18
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[Australia] AUDIO: The full story... Smoking rates fall among young people says research

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 6, 2014 17:14

Staggering 85% of Australians believe marijuana SHOULD be legalised as top psychologist warns 14-year-olds are more likely to smoke cannabis than tobacco

'In Australia at the moment, 14-year-olds are more likely to smoke cannabis than tobacco and that's because we have been putting out all these health warnings and information campaigns.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 6, 2014 13:16
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