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[Australia, UK] LETTER: CHAPMAN: Still in denial over tobacco packaging

Japan Tobacco International’s Daniel Torras is wrong in claiming that Australia’s recent dramatic fall in smoking prevalence was “consistent with pre-existing trends” ... Like Monty Python’s Black Knight talking about “just a flesh wound” after losing all
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 23, 2014 20:58
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[Australia, UK] LETTER: If it doesn’t work, why are tobacco companies against plain packaging?

attempt by Daniel Torras (July 22) to take the moral high ground on the use of statistics in the tobacco plain packaging debate. But if participants in the tobacco industry regard it as a “fact” that plain packaging does not work, why do they continue to
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 23, 2014 20:56
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NYHAN: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

Mr. Kahan’s study suggests that more people know what scientists think about high-profile scientific controversies than polls suggest; they just aren’t willing to endorse the consensus when it contradicts their political or religious views. This finding h
The Washington Post
added Jul 23, 2014 20:36
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] International anti-tobacco group rejects report on illicit trade

Asia-11 Illicit Tobacco Indicator, a report that supposedly details illicit trade in eight Asian countries including the Philippines, was “more myth than fact.” SEATCA called for an outright rejection of the report, saying it was not an independent study
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Jul 23, 2014 14:01
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[Canada] Freedom of Speech and the right to lie to Parliament

The unresolved issues today are whether or not the company presidents were liers or outliers and, if the former, whether they can ever be held responsible for using Parliament as part of their efforts to mislead the public.
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jul 22, 2014 14:58
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[Louisiana] As 'Smoke-Free Week' begins, N.O. Councilmember eyes citywide ordinance

In smoky barrooms across New Orleans, people who make a living working inside the venues face serious health consequences. That's the message from the organizers of "Smoke-Free Week," an event to raise awareness about the dangers of secondhand smoke.
WVUE Fox 8 (New Orleans, LA)
added Jul 22, 2014 13:49
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[Africa, Nigeria] Anti-smoking war goes to National Assembly

The House of Representatives says it cannot ban smoking in its totality, but can institute laws that will control smoking in public places. ...al public hearing on the National Tobacco Control Bill, NTCB, however, assured tobacco firms in the country th
Vanguard (ng)
added Jul 22, 2014 13:44
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[Australia, UK] LETTER: It is wrong to suggest plain packaging has worked

As a director of the second largest tobacco company in the UK, I am concerned by some of the misleading statements by tobacco control lobbyists reported in your article “Australia smoking rates tumble after plain-packaging shift”
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 21, 2014 22:41
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[Asia, India] Letters: Clearing the smoke

As a result of high and discriminatory taxes on cigarettes, illegal cigarettes - comprising both smuggled and domestic-tax-evaded cigarettes - are now a significant 19 per cent of total industry resulting in revenue loss of Rs 6,000 crore to the excheque
Business Standard (in)
added Jul 21, 2014 02:42
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[UK] O'MALLEY: Don't trust lobbies on smoking data

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/c0c50388-0daf-11e4-815f-00144feabdc0.html
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 21, 2014 02:34
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