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[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
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Plain cigarette packaging an infringement against trademarks

We write as a coalition of 47 think-tanks, advocacy groups and organisations in response to proposed plain packaging tobacco control measures, and by the announcements by several countries of their interest in such policies.
Malaysiakini (my)
added Jun 2, 2016 20:49
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[Norway] Health minister expects cigarette packaging protests

Norwegian Health Minister Bent Høie expects the tobacco industry to challenge new packaging regulations, which won’t allow any logos tied to their brand. He’s certain, though, that the ugly proposed packaging will be allowed.
Views and News from Norway (no)
added Jun 2, 2016 20:38
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Letter to WHO from Property Rights Alliance re: plain packaging

We write as a coalition of 47 think tanks, advocacy groups...Firstly, the right to own property is a fundamental human right. Thus, the protection of property rights, physical and intellectual, is critical. Creating an environment where property right
Property Rights Alliance
added May 31, 2016 20:21
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MONTANARI: Why WHO Is Wrong About Plain Packaging

the Property Rights Alliance (PRA) is proud to join 46 free market organizations from 30 countries in a letter to Dr. Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) expressing its strong opposition to plain packaging a
The Daily Caller (blog)
added May 31, 2016 20:15
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[Canada] Legal battle looms over tobacco pack changes

The government is exposing itself to a legal challenge, according to Imperial Tobacco spokesperson Eric Gagnon. Big tobacco, it seems, is digging in for another smoke war. "We believe, like any other industry, we have the right to have our brands on th
Canadian Press
added May 30, 2016 18:06
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[Asia, Switzerland] VIDEO: Cuban cigar co., Swiss watchmakers team up to promote brands

in a bid to raise its profile at the top end of the luxury bands market, the Habanos Cigar Company has launched a co-branding promotion with one of the world’s most exclusive and expensive Swiss watchmakers, Zenith.
CCTV America
added May 29, 2016 14:55
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JOHN MIDDLETON COMPANY LLC v. FDA/DHHS: COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF (PDF)

Categorically banning the word “mild” and extinguishing Middleton’s BLACK & MILD® trademark violates not only the TCA and the APA, but also the Constitution. The First Amendment protects trademarks and brand names. A per se ban on certain words in a tra
Amazon CloudFront
added May 28, 2016 02:01
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[Australia] How an Aussie invention could make cigarette butts valuable

Not only does his process get rid of the pollution, it makes better bricks. Dr Abbas Mohajerani from RMIT University hopes his discovery means one day cigarette butts will become valuable, and brick manufacturers will pay to have them collected, in the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 27, 2016 19:22
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Altria Sues U.S. to Keep ‘Black & Mild’ Cigar Name

In a civil complaint filed with United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Altria argued the use of the word ”mild’” in Black & Mild doesn’t convey anything about health, risk or safety. Rather, the term describes ”taste and body.” Altri
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 26, 2016 22:42
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