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[Canada] Films with smoking scenes should be banned for viewers under 18 in Ontario: non-smokers’ group

Children under 18 would be banned from seeing 'Paddington' unless accompanied by an adult, and kids under 14 would be banned entirely, under a set of regulations proposed by a non-smokers' rights group.
Canadian Press
added Feb 4, 2015 14:39
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[Australia, Uruguay] LETTER FROM PUBLIC HEALTH ORGS TO EUROPEAN COMMISSION (PDF)

We are deeply concerned about the potential for the tobacco industry to misuse international trade and investment agreements... We write specifically to address statements made by Philip Morris International (PMI) in its December 8, 2014 letter on ISDS
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Jan 31, 2015 10:42
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[USA] Federal Circuit Smokes Cuban Entity On Standing Issue

Empresa Cubana Del Tabaco (d/b/a Cubatabaco) v. General Cigar Co., Inc. The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's (the Board) decision, holding that a Cuban cigar manufacturer's standing to pursue
Mondaq
added Aug 16, 2014 16:50
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Pleasure Factor May Override New Tobacco Rules

Buried deep in the federal government’s voluminous new tobacco regulations is a little-known economic analysis ...The obscure formula would have a perverse effect, experts said. The more successful regulators are at reducing smoking, the more it hurts the
New York Times
added Aug 6, 2014 14:00
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[Iran, USA] Cigarette Smuggling Is Rampant in Places Where a Pack Costs $14.50—And Where a Pack Cost Fifty Cents

unlike in the U.S., the Iranian government has a good reason to look the other way. Cigarette smuggling, he explains, disrupts the dynamics in the country's bazaars. These markets were once the site of public protest and organizing by political oppositi
Smithsonian Magazine
added Mar 20, 2014 14:40
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[Burma/Myanmar] Campaign Pushes for Stricter Tobacco Controls in Burma

The selling of individual cigarettes can be seen everywhere from tea shops to betel nut stands and grocery stores, despite the practice being explicitly prohibited under the law. Some cigarette and cheroot packs lack health warnings or don’t meet require
The Irrawaddy Magazine (th)
added Dec 21, 2013 07:07
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MCCUTCHEON, ET AL., v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (PDF)

Senator McConnell believes that all restrictions of this nature should be reviewed under strict scrutiny. To begin with, this is a severe restriction on political speech.
Supreme Court of the United States
added Oct 9, 2013 16:42
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[UK] October becomes ‘Swaptober’ for smokers

Nicolites is investing in a month-long ‘Swaptober’ nationwide advertising and marketing campaign to encourage smokers to quit traditional tobacco cigarettes.
SourceWire (uk)
added Sep 12, 2013 11:59
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[Massachusetts] Experts: SJC’s tobacco ruling could pave way for suits

A first-in-the-nation Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court finding that tobacco companies cannot claim special protection under the law simply because their products are addictive could open the door to a slew of product liability suits, experts said. T
Boston (MA) Herald
added Jun 13, 2013 09:37
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[Algeria, UK] How cigarette smuggling fuels Africa's Islamist violence

Contrabrand tobacco is a $1bn trade in north Africa, run by extremists including Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who masterminded the attack on the Algerian gas plant. The trade is highly profitable – and very low risk
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 26, 2013 23:55
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