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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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[Minnesota] News release: Cigarette use among high school students drops to 10.6 percent

Cigarette use among high school students drops to 10.6 percent / Minnesota's first e-cigarette survey finds 12.9 percent used or tried e-cigs during the past month
Minnesota Department of Health
added Nov 10, 2014 13:31
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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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[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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Obama Administration Includes New Tobacco Regulations in Regulatory Agenda

at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012, the last business day before Christmas, the White House finally released its Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan, which included coal in the stocking in the form of more regulations for tobacco companies. The long-
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Jan 9, 2013 15:24
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[California] Sickly Smoker Loses Most of Philip Morris Lawsuit

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton barred epidemiologist Dr. K. Michael Cummings and former Philip Morris employee Dr. William Farone from testifying in support of Pooshs' nicotine claim.
Courthouse News
added Oct 24, 2012 16:38
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[Australia] Appeal to WTO may yet deliver Big Tobacco victory ($$)

Two more clashes must be fought and won before it can claim victory, and these battles will be waged on very different terrain.
The Australian (au)
added Aug 17, 2012 13:35
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