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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

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
added Jul 8, 2016 21:13

[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

[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

[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

ROSENBERG: Ugly Is the New Look for Cigarette Packs

in the United States, cigarette packs still carry only ineffective chunks of 30-year-old text on the sides...there might be a workaround: do plain packaging without the graphic warning labels. Packs would be truly plain — just a boring greenish-brown box
New York Times
added Jul 6, 2016 02:08

The High Court of Justice Decision Upholding the UK’s Standardized Packaging Laws: Key Points for Other Jurisdictions (PDF)

The High Court of Justice decision represents an incredibly rich piece of jurisprudence that engages with a wide range of legal issues, considering them thoughtfully and methodically in the context in which they presented themselves to the Court – a le
McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer (FCTC) (au)
added Jul 4, 2016 16:02

UK plain packs court decision: interests at stake ‘collide in the most irreconcilable of ways’

The decision on 19 May 2016 by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales to dismiss the legal challenges brought by the four multinational tobacco companies... The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer...has prepared a paper on the UK decision which draw
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jul 4, 2016 15:53

[New Zealand] Plain packaging bill passes second reading

The bill that will force cigarettes to be sold in plain packets is back in parliament and on track to become law. It passed its second reading on Thursday after being on hold since 2014. The government last month confirmed it was going to put it throug
Yahoo! New Zealand News
added Jul 4, 2016 14:39

Just in time for Canada Day: Tobacco company offers special 'ehdition' cigarettes

This week, Rothmans Benson & Hedges brought out a limited "ehdition" of its Canadian Classics brand in time for Canada Day, a move that has raised the ire of anti-smoking advocates, who argue that such promotion is another reason plain packaging for ciga
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jul 1, 2016 16:36
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