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[Europe, UK] E-cigarette players vow to fight 'unworkable' EU clampdown

The UK’s electronic cigarette industry has moved to allay fears that the nascent market for e-cigs will be stymied within two years as a result of new European legislation. The Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association (ECITA) is furious after t
The Grocer (uk)
added Mar 8, 2014 21:40

[Europe] Study finds ‘serious flaws’ in EU report on illicit tobacco

Public health experts from our Department for Health will claim at an event in the European Parliament today (Wednesday 22 January) that there is growing evidence that the tobacco industry is still involved in the illicit cigarette trade and using exagge
University of Bath (uk)
added Feb 16, 2014 22:21

[California] Dan Morain: A striking shift in accepting tobacco money

But in the Capitol of the state where the anti-smoking crusade began, tobacco is creeping back, especially among Democrats who no longer shun the industry’s campaign money. Gov. Jerry Brown took $27,000 in tobacco money for his campaign this year
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Feb 9, 2014 21:46

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Philippine public health policy most susceptible to tobacco industry influence in ASEAN - report

The Tobacco Industry Interference Index prepared by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) says that the Philippines has the highest level of tobacco industry participation in policy development, followed by Indonesia; Cambodia and Malaysia (TV 5) (ph)
added Feb 4, 2014 10:52

[Canada] Casa Cubana Asks Alberta Not To Proclaim Flavoured Tobacco Law

A Quebec-based cigar distributor is lobbying the Alberta government not to proclaim new legislation that would ban flavoured tobacco products. Alberta's Tobacco Reduction (Flavoured Tobacco Products) Amendment Act received royal assent last month, but t
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jan 28, 2014 08:01

Understanding the emergence of the tobacco industry's use of the term tobacco harm reduction in order to inform public health policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

Transnational tobacco companies’ harm reduction discourse should be seen as opportunistic tactical adaptation to policy change rather than a genuine commitment to harm reduction. Care should be taken that this does not undermine gains hitherto secured in
Tobacco Control
added Jan 27, 2014 14:47

[District of Columbia] Electronic Cigarette Industry Group (ECIG) Opens DC Office

Today, the Electronic Cigarette Industry Group, Inc. (ECIG) announced the opening of its D.C. office and the addition of J.P. Moery and his firm, The Moery Company, to the ECIG team. Mr. Moery will act as Managing Director of the D.C. Office. “ECIG is e
PR Web
added Jan 23, 2014 00:37

[Ireland] Forest: legislation for standardised tobacco packaging is not fit for purpose

In a submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, the smokers’ group Forest Eireann argues plain packaging will not stop children smoking and could encourage illicit trade. The group says the government must assess the impact of
Retail Times (uk)
added Jan 18, 2014 22:23

[Illinois] Chicago Moves On Regulations For Flavored Cigarette Sales Near Schools (UPDATED)

The full Chicago City Council may take up an ordinance at Wednesday's meeting that would ban flavored tobacco products, including menthol, from being sold 500 feet from a school. The current radius banning such sales near schools is 100 feet. The City Co
Progress Illinois
added Dec 11, 2013 22:49

Once again, US complicit in Big Tobacco's manipulation of trade

Right now, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is leading closed-door negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). And he’s pushing a proposal that would grant Big Tobacco the right to sue governments for passing laws that would protect the
Corporate Accountability International
added Nov 13, 2013 14:52
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