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ARCHIVE: MINTZ: The ACLU and the Tobacco Companies

Glasser’s response is rooted in "Allies: The ACLU and the Tobacco Industry," a report I had released in July 1993. "Allies" drew press coverage focusing on the Union’s solicitation and acceptance of $500,000 from Philip Morris, the leading cigarette maker
Nieman Reports
added Jul 3, 2015 12:37

[Africa, Kenya] Court suspends new tobacco regulations over violation of Constitution

High Court judge Mumbi Ngugi said Article 10 of the Constitution, which requires public participation in the matter, was not adhered to in coming up with the regulations. The High Court has suspended implementation of the new tobacco regulations, citing
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added Jul 3, 2015 12:00
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[Asia-pacific] McELRATH: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Finds Its New Mission — Global Drug Pusher

The ink on the infamous, secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership has barely dried, and already, USCOC chief executive Thomas J. Donohoe is looking to sue sovereign governments under forthcoming trade agreements. It is the realization of our worst dystopian n
Ring Of Fire Radio: Robert Kennedy Jr, Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder
added Jul 3, 2015 11:44

[North Carolina] Pension suit could be nearing end

Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear a petition filed by a unit of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., meaning there could be a resolution this year to a 13-year-old lawsuit led by Richard Tatum of Winston-Salem against the RJR Pension Investment committee. Tatu
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 2, 2015 08:19


We include several new resources on related issues, including guides on regulatory options for state and local governments interested in curbing youth access to these products, as well as tobacco control policy options that could apply to marijuana
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added Jul 1, 2015 22:16


Larkin (personal representative of the estate of Carole Larkin) claims R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co concealed the dangers of smoking cigarettes, which fueled his wife Carole Larkin's addiction to nicotine and caused her fatal cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 1, 2015 15:37

Get Moving On Cig Warnings, Judge Tells Big Tobacco ($$)

Kessler, who has overseen the case for roughly two decades, insisted ... the changes to the statements ordered by the D.C. Circuit are minor and relate only to the heavily contested preamble...suggested the parties hash out the revisions over the next mon
added Jul 1, 2015 11:52

Why is the US Chamber of Commerce lobbying abroad for smoking?

“They represent the interests of the tobacco industry,” said Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, the head of the Secretariat that oversees the WHO treaty...“They are putting their feet everywhere where there are stronger regulations coming up.”
Christian Science Monitor
added Jun 30, 2015 17:46

[Asia-pacific] Blind agreement: reforming Australia's treaty-making process (PDF)

The committee is left in no doubt that in respect of the Commonwealth treaty- making process there is a groundswell for change backed by compelling evidence and practical suggestions for improvement. The committee received evidence from leading industr
Parliament of Australia (au)
added Jun 30, 2015 15:33

[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Australian Parliament Slams TPP, Calls it an 'Attack on Internet Freedoms'

"The tobacco company Philip Morris is currently using ISDS clauses in an obscure Hong Kong — Australia investment agreement to sue the Australian government for millions of dollars in 'damages' cause by our plain packaging legislation," Ludlam's website e
Sputnik (ru)
added Jun 30, 2015 15:14
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