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[Australia] No logo / Big Tobacco’s controversial, ailing crusade against plain packaging

Only America, where the right to free speech makes standard packs highly unlikely, may remain an anomaly (though it is a signatory to the TPP). In the past investors often viewed a new wave of rules on tobacco as a chance to buy tobacco stocks inexpensiv
The Economist
added Aug 4, 2016 16:57
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[Australia, UK] Cover: Is tobacco investment going up in smoke?

“We don’t think plain packaging will have a major impact, looking at the experiences in other markets, such as Australia,” he says. “Tobacco is a declining business in all the developed markets. The falls in Australia continued -after the introduction o
fundstrategy.com (uk)
added Aug 4, 2016 16:52
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[UK] Global Business / Local Focus (PDF)

This document sets out the tobacco industry’s contribution to the UK, its economy and its communities...we believe that a new model for regulating the tobacco sector is required that emphasises partnership working to address a number of the shared challe
Tobacco Manufacturers Association (TMA) (uk)
added Aug 3, 2016 18:51
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[Finland, Russia] Tougher tobacco rules may spark housing disputes

Tobacco Act takes effect on August 15. Most of the changes are part of the EU's Tobacco Products Directive of 2014.... The most controversial clause... will likely be those making it easier for housing companies and associations to block smoking on balcon
YLE24 (fi)
added Aug 2, 2016 21:30
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[Europe] TAX STAMP BODY WELCOMES EU TOBACCO PROTOCOL RATIFICATION

NEWS that the EU will ratify a WHO treaty that could help end the global trade in illicit tobacco products has been welcomed by the international trade body for tax stamps. The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) said EU ratification of the WH
International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) (uk)
added Aug 2, 2016 21:03
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E-Cigarette Makers Contending with New CPSC and FDA Regulations

Products like e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) have been under intense scrutiny in recent years from public health officials, legislators at all levels of government, and many other interested parties, including dozens o
National Law Review
added Aug 2, 2016 18:46
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[Asia-pacific] Matthew Myers: Indonesia Not Protected from the Dangers of Smoking

There are actually various key points mandated by the FCTC that have not been implemented by the Indonesian government. Firstly, there are no national laws in Indonesia that ban the act of consuming cigarettes/tobacco in indoor spaces. This implies that m
Indonesia Investments (nl)
added Aug 2, 2016 14:51
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[New Zealand] Govt urged to go further on packaging

The Government is urged to be more radical when it considers the design and regulation of plain packages for cigarettes. A submission by University of Otago researchers, which includes input from colleagues at Auckland University, says New Zealand has an
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added Aug 2, 2016 13:33
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research funded to study the appeal of menthol and smoking by people with hiv

Each project will receive $30,000...will study the link between menthol and tobacco-related risk behaviors, such as substance use and alcohol use, across age and race....understand the unique challenge smokers living with HIV face when trying to quit smok
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 1, 2016 20:18
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[Australia, Latin America, South America/Caribbean] CROSBIE/GLANTZ: Philip Morris gets its ash kicked in Uruguay; where will it next blow smoke?

Neither Bloomberg nor Uruguay disclosed the amount of Bloomberg’s financial help. It is safe to say that Uruguay would have not prevailed...Uruguay’s and Australia’s wins against Big Tobacco are important reminders of how much the United States is lagging
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 1, 2016 15:32
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