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[Europe] EU anti-fraud chief ensnared in Brussels legal, political limbo

Belgian authorities want Kessler’s immunity lifted so they can investigate allegations the OLAF chief secretly listened in on a conversation between witnesses linked to the 2012 tobacco lobbying scandal known as Dalligate. Belgian law prohibits surreptit
Politico
added Mar 8, 2016 08:58
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[Europe] E-cigarette tax sets scene for EU lobbying war

EU countries are preparing to tax e-cigarettes under the same regime as normal cigarettes, in a move likely to increase prices and to prompt a fight among corporate lobbyists in Brussels. Last Friday (26 February), member states’ ambassadors agreed to ta
EUobserver.com
added Mar 1, 2016 09:58
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Tobacco firm: Plain packaging will drive up Malaysia's illicit cigarettes trade

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) Malaysia said today. In an emailed statement to Malay Mail Online, the tobacco firm said the Malaysian market has “extremely high levels” of illegal tobacco, with approximately 40 per cent of cigarette sales said to be c
Malay Mail (my)
added Feb 29, 2016 15:16
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[Asia, Pakistan] HEALTH MINISTRY URGED TO EFFECTIVELY COUNTER TOBACCO INDUSTRY TACTICS

TheNetwork for Consumer Protection condemning the Health Ministry’s decision of giving another one-month extension to the industry in raising the size of pictorial health warning to 85% on cigarette packs.
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Feb 1, 2016 18:15
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[Latin America] Uruguayan Vendors Say Tobacco Tax About Revenue, Not Health

Uruguayan storeowners believe that a recent hike in the tax on tobacco products to 15.5 percent is aimed more at boosting government revenue than at reducing the number of smokers, trade association head Claudio Orrego told EFE.
Latin American Herald Tribune (ve)
added Jan 27, 2016 00:13
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Display of pictorial warning: Tobacco cos reluctant to implement it

tobacco companies and a vested group are now active to hinder the implementing of the mandatory display of pictorial warning on the tobacco products as well as the tobacco packs, sources said. According
The New Nation (bd)
added Jan 15, 2016 22:53
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ATR Supports Change in Predicate Date for New Tobacco and Vapor Prod

Today, Americans for Tax Reform sent a letter to members of Congress... Congress must act to permit innovation to continue for these smoking cessation products that stand to save millions of lives and billions of tax dollars resulting from harm reduction
Americans for Tax Reform
added Nov 25, 2015 17:13
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[Asia-pacific, UK, Uruguay] LETTER: Philip Morris: we are defending our business, not attacking human rights

A reminder to calm the rhetoric: PMI has brought only two ISDS cases among over 600 reported cases...Governments that respect the rule of law have nothing to fear from the possibility of independent, objective review of regulatory measures.
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 20, 2015 15:04
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[Asia, Singapore] Malaysia hikes cigarette taxes by more than 40%

raised cigarette taxes by more than 40 per cent, a move which British American Tobacco Malaysia (BAT Malaysia) described as an “unprecedented massive increase in cigarette excise”. In a statement, BAT Malaysia said it had to increase prices of its brands
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Nov 4, 2015 15:39
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HOLMES: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE U.S. CHAMBER AND SMOKING / A Storyline Unsupported By Facts

five separate New York Times articles...Hakim takes the undeniable fact that Tom Donohue has indeed transformed the U.S. Chamber into a powerful lobbying force and contorts it to fit a narrative about tobacco that is neither supported in the piece itself,
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
added Oct 15, 2015 12:27
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