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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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Shareholders and Activists Call on Google to Increase Political Spending Transparency, Lead on Climate Change Action, and Treat Its Workers Respectfully

calling on the tech giant to stay true to its stated commitments to transparency, an open Internet and climate action by disclosing its lobbying spending and leaving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) –
Public Citizen
added Jul 20, 2014 10:36
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[Nigeria] OLUWAFEMI: Pass Tobacco Control Bill Now!

Speech by Akinbode Oluwafemi, Director, Corporate Accountability & Administration, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), at a civil society press briefing on the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) Public Hearing in Abuja
Elombah Communications (uk)
added Jul 20, 2014 10:08
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[Nigeria] BATN seeks balanced regulation of tobacco sector

Speaking during stated the public hearing for the National Tobacco Control Bill at the National Assembly in Abuja, the company’s West Africa Director of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Freddy Messanvi, said BATN has always supported the passage of a ba
Daily Independent (ng)
added Jul 19, 2014 19:30
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[Ireland] Budget a chance to call bluff of the tobacco industry, says cancer charity

As part of their pre-budget submission, the cancer society called for a ‘price escalator’ on cigarettes that would see an annual increase of 50c. According to the society, this will not lead to an increase in illicit trade of cigarettes despite claims f
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Jul 18, 2014 17:44
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