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[Australia] Front groups and 'astroturfing' / The 'grassroots' movements campaigning on behalf of industry.

The Alliance of Australian Retailers (AAR) was set up by big tobacco companies to challenge tobacco plain packaging laws, a fact which wasn't initially disclosed on its website. That's because the group doesn't represent tobacco companies; rather, it cla
added Oct 8, 2015 10:19
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[Africa, Ethiopia] PMI welcomes the outcome of UN’s Third International Conference on Financing for Development

welcomes the adoption of the AAAA and the recognition of the role businesses can, and must, play in financing development. In the words of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “this agreement is a critical step forward in building a sustainable future for a
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:29

[California] Billionaire Tom Steyer joins campaign to increase cigarette taxes

A coalition of healthcare groups, joined by billionaire former hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer, on Wednesday launched a proposed statewide ballot initiative to impose a $2-a-pack tax on cigarettes. The money raised would help fund the treatment and resear
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 8, 2015 09:19

AUDIO: Billionaire Steyer To Fund California Cigarette Tax Effort

“We think this is a classic David and Goliath issue,” says billionaire Democratic activist Tom Steyer, quite possibly the richest David in the history of this metaphor. He says he’ll put his money up against the tobacco industry. “We are going to do wha
Capital Public Radio (Sacramento, CA)
added Oct 8, 2015 09:18

Tom Steyer spending for California cigarette tax

A formidable and well-funded coalition of California labor and medical groups on Wednesday filed a health care-funding tobacco tax ballot initiative with a flourish, revealing that environmentalist mega-donor Tom Steyer had pledged to contribute some of
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Oct 8, 2015 09:16
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[UK] Cigarette Waste Brigade®

With this Brigade you can help to recycle the billions of cigarette butts which otherwise end up in waste bins and landfills or, in some cases unfortunately, littered on the UK’s streets, parks and beaches. With support from JTI, waste collected through
TerraCycle UK (uk)
added Oct 5, 2015 10:16
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Free cigarette recycling program launched in UK

Cigarette Waste Brigade, was recently launched and will help to deal with the massive amount of cigarette waste that is dumped into landfills. The program is the result of a partnership between recycling company TerraCycle, and tobacco manufacturer Japan
Hydrogen Fuel News
added Oct 5, 2015 10:14

“The study led by Nutt was funded by Euroswiss Health and Lega Italiana Anti Fumo (LIAF). Riccardo Polosa, one of the authors of the Nutt paper, is the Chief Scientific Advisor to LIAF. In the paper, he reports serving as a consultant to Arbi Group Srl

Clear the Air News - Tobacco Blog (hk)
added Oct 4, 2015 17:45

[Asia-pacific] ECHEVERRIA: Tobacco, Takings and the TPP

hope the foundations would also pay some attention to the root causes of this international litigation explosion in the out-of-control property rights ideology currently being promoted not only on the international scene but in our own domestic court sys
Takings Litigation (John Echeverria blog)
added Oct 4, 2015 11:19

[UK] Patients should be encouraged to use free e-cigarettes in hospitals, argues academic

argues an expert in The BMJ..."by refusing the use of e-cigarettes on hospital grounds, the NHS is harming the health of patients and the wider public," argues David Shaw, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Base
added Oct 2, 2015 15:36
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