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[Latin America, Switzerland, Uruguay] Victory for Public Health: International Ruling Against Philip Morris

Cabrera, executive director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law...“We hope the ruling will encourage countries to consider implementing more effective tobacco control policies without the fear of international investment litigatio
Newswise
added Jul 9, 2016 15:56
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[Latin America, Switzerland] Uruguay Wins Dispute With Tobacco Giant Philip Morris

"The health measures that we have imposed to control tobacco and protect the health of our people have been recognized as legitimate and adopted as a sovereign function of our republic," said Vazquez, an oncologist who had spearheaded the anti-smoking ca
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 9, 2016 15:53
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[Switzerland] Uruguay Wins Lawsuit Against Philip Morris Over Anti-Tobacco Regulation

"The Uruguayan government has won. The claims of the tobacco companies have been roundly rejected," President Tabare Vazquez said in a televised address on state media on Friday. "Without violating any treaty, our country has fulfilled its inalienable
RTTNews.com
added Jul 9, 2016 15:52
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[Switzerland] PAHO/WHO congratulates Uruguay for successfully defending tobacco control policies, “a model for the region”

“This decision serves not only as recognition of Uruguay's continuing efforts to protect its population against tobacco consumption and exposure to secondhand smoke but also as a precedent and a call to all countries in the Americas and indeed worldwide
MERCOPRESS (uy)
added Jul 9, 2016 15:42
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[Latin America, Switzerland] Foley Hoag Helps Uruguay Secure Landmark Victory Over Philip Morris

An international arbitral tribunal today rejected a challenge by Philip Morris International, Inc. (“PMI”) to Uruguay’s strict tobacco-control measures, aimed at reducing cigarette consumption and its devastating impact on public health. “This precedent-
Business Wire
added Jul 8, 2016 21:19
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[Switzerland] Philip Morris International Comments on Tribunal’s Decision in Arbitration Between PMI and Uruguay

“For the last seven years, we have already been complying with the regulations at issue in the case, so today’s outcome doesn’t change the status quo. We’ve never questioned Uruguay’s authority to protect public health, and this case wasn’t about broad i
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Jul 8, 2016 21:17
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What’s in cigarette smoke? Most people don’t know

Many people in a recent study said they’d tried to find out what chemicals are in tobacco products or smoke, but most were not familiar with components other than nicotine. Surveyed by phone, more than half the respondents said they’d like to see this in
Reuters
added Jul 8, 2016 21:13
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[Europe] Graphic packaging : Luxembourg ramps up efforts to stub out smoking

llow teeth, black smokers' lung and rotting feet. By the end of the year anyone who buys cigarettes in Luxembourg will be faced with these graphic images showing the effects of smoking on the body. Under a compulsory EU directive which came into force in
Luxemburger Wort (lu)
added Jul 8, 2016 12:41
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[Europe, Ireland] Tobacco firms' tax bill nears €500m ahead of plain packaging ban - report

represents an 81pc increase on the same period last year. The increased tax spend comes ahead of the imminent plain packaging ban. However, companies will be allowed to sell off whatever remaining stock they have left - branded or otherwise up until May 2
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jul 8, 2016 12:36
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[USA] Ireland: 2016 Investment Climate Statements

The government continues to crack down on the sale of illegal cigarettes smuggled into the country by both international and local organized criminal groups. Cigarettes in Ireland are heavily taxed, making illegal trade in counterfeit and untaxed cigaret
US Department of State
added Jul 7, 2016 18:24
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