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Why did Apple just file a vaporizer patent?

an Apple patent application for a new "vaporizer" technology. The patent application describes a "chamber body" that can take an unidentified substance that will then be "vaporized or sublimated into a vapor."
Fox News
added Jan 30, 2017 14:58

[Africa, South Africa] JOHNSON: Plain packaging of tobacco is plain disastrous

The WHO decided to exploit this year’s World No Tobacco Day to launch an unfounded campaign to lobby governments across the globe to enact ineffective plain-packaging schemes. Plain-packaging regulations replace brand-specific tobacco labels – like the
Business Day (za)
added Jun 2, 2016 20:50

Tobacco firms launch legal challenge against UK plain-packaging

British American Tobacco claimed that plain packaging was "not achieving its public health objectives", and was leading to younger smokers chosing cheaper, more unhealthy, brands. Imperial, Britain's leading seller of cigarettes, said legal action was a
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Dec 10, 2015 20:53

[UK] UP IN SMOKE The data on plain cigarette packaging that tobacco companies don’t want you to see

Not all tobacco-control measures work in the same way. Simon Chapman, professor of public health at the University of Sydney, explains how some are quick-acting, like raising taxes or taking cigarettes off shelves. Others are on-going, slow-burn measures
added Dec 10, 2015 20:47

[Europe, UK] Standardised Packaging: Tobacco industry claims for compensation "blown out of the water"

a Legal Opinion has been published which concludes that standardised (“plain”) packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products is compatible with European law, and compensation would therefore NOT be due the tobacco industry...We concluded that all th
ASH London (uk)
added Mar 9, 2015 17:52

[Australia] Tobacco Plain Packaging Divides WTO At IP Council Meeting ($$)

The Council for Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, which consists of all WTO members, debated the Australian tobacco labeling law at meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. On one side, countries like Indonesia, Cuba
added Mar 1, 2014 17:55

Altria, Philip Morris to License, Distribute E-Cigarettes, Other Smokeless Products

Philip Morris International Inc. and Altria Group Inc. are joining forces globally to sell electronic cigarettes and other smokeless products, a bid by the tobacco behemoths to compensate for falling sales of combustible cigarettes.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Dec 20, 2013 18:45

[Australia and Oceania, South America/Caribbean] Ukraine, Honduras revive tobacco dispute with Australia at WTO

The move sets the wheels in motion on a legal dispute widely seen as a test case for tobacco control around the world, with health ministries pitted against cigarette firms such as British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Philip Morris and Japan Toba
added Sep 14, 2013 08:55

[North Carolina] Reynolds continues to protect trademarks in e-cigarette suits

Protecting the Camel and Winston trademarks from misuse by small electronic-cigarette retailers has kept a Reynolds American Inc. subsidiary quite busy over the past four years. Reynolds Innovations Inc. has filed 29 lawsuits in the U.S. District Court
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 6, 2013 14:59

[California] No Fire Yet in Hookah Tobacconist's Lawsuit

SAN DIEGO (CN) - A manufacturer of hookah tobacco cannot block certain e-liquid products that it says infringe on its products, a federal judge ruled. Starbuzz Tobacco is suing Wisam Namou and Sukrat Namou over e-liquid products that have labe
Courthouse News
added Jul 7, 2013 21:06
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