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[China, UK] E-cigs a 'consumer-driven' revolution born from a bad dream

Before Hon Lik invented the e-cigarette, a device now shaking up the Big Tobacco industry, he was a pharmacist in China struggling to quit a two-to-three pack a day smoking habit.
Reuters
added Jun 11, 2015 16:49
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[Europe, UK, USA] Hon Lik invented the e-cigarette to quit smoking – but now he's a dual user

did not manage to quit. He now uses both – but says he only smokes tobacco because he has to check the flavours in his devices....sold his rights to big tobacco, which many in the public health community in the UK believe is using e-cigarettes as a stalki
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 9, 2015 17:24
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Tobacco use kills at least 36 people a day in Cuba

A nationwide survey of the risk factors in smoking prepared by the Public Health Ministry found that 24 percent of Cubans age 15 and over "actively" smoke, and more...World No Tobacco Day on May 31, Cuban health authorities are insisting that tobacco use
Fox News
added Jun 1, 2015 11:06
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[Europe, Switzerland, UK] Plain packaging battle escalates as WTO prepares for hearings on challenges to Australian regime

[PMI] has supplied World Trademark Review with an opinion from Lord Hoffman...who concludes that the UK’s recently enacted plain packaging regulations for tobacco products are unlawful and violate EU law.
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 08:07
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Editorial: RIMMER: Price and trade: World No Tobacco Day 2015

World No Tobacco Day 2015 underlines the need to defend such public health initiatives from legal attacks by TTCs under trade agreements, investor clauses and outlandish intellectual property claims. The Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund is a welcome sa
Tobacco Control
added May 29, 2015 09:39
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Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2014 (PDF)

Brand / Category / Brand value 2014 $M / Brand contribution / Brand value % change 2014 vs 2013 / Rank change...9 / Marlboro / Tobacco/ 67,341 / 3 / -3% / -1
Millward Brown
added May 23, 2015 13:53
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STRONG IP PROTECTION IS A MUST-HAVE FOR ALL INDUSTRIES

Each year, on April 26th, the value of intellectual property is celebrated around the world. Companies, scientists, artists, and economists all know that IP, and its protection, is key to promoting innovation and fostering economic growth.
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 23, 2015 13:40
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[UK] JONES: If the law favours Big Tobacco over taxpayers, then the law is a disgrace

Do we allow major corporations – not least those profiting from human misery – to have more rights in law than people?...If Big Tobacco succeeds in wrenching £11bn worth of taxpayers’ money from schools and hospitals, they may find public anger – and dema
The Guardian (uk)
added May 22, 2015 22:33
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[UK-Scotland] Billions sought in plain packaging compensation case

A global cigarette and tobacco company is launching the largest corporate compensation case in history over plain packaging legislation. Philip Morris will reportedly issue proceedings by Tuesday as it seeks between £9 billion and £11 billion from the U
Scottish Legal News (uk)
added May 22, 2015 18:06
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[UK] Philip Morris, BAT Sue Over Law Taking Branding Off Packs

The tobacco companies claimed the so-called plain packaging law, which comes into effect a year from now, is excessive, harms their trademarks and infringes World Trade Organization rules. “We respect the government’s authority to regulate in the public
Bloomberg News
added May 22, 2015 18:05
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