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[Asia] Blockbuster "Transformers" criticised for smoking shots in China

Tobacco control campaigners on Monday protested against smoking in the movie "Transformers", which has broken box office records in China. In "Transformers: Age of Extinction", major character Hound is seen with a cigar in his mouth, which has a bad infl
Xinhua Newswire
added Jul 7, 2014 16:23
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100,000 sign petition against smoking ban in Russia

calling Russian lawmakers to backpedal on the smoking ban. Also, restaurants and bars have found a way to partially avoid the ban that’s due to come into effect on June 1. The Association of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia that unites over 3,000 fo
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added May 17, 2014 20:37
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[Canada] Day 202: Not Corporately Responsible?

Forensic psychiatrist Dominique Bourget has been involved in more than a few news-grabbing trials during her career as an expert witness on behalf of people who wish to be found "not criminally responsible" or otherwise escape full penalties for the crime
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Jan 24, 2014 01:09
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[Virginia] This year marks the rise of e-cigarettes

General Assembly to consider sale, tax on ‘disruptive innovation’
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Dec 26, 2013 11:24
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Massachusetts Tobacco Case Information Hotline Form

Massachusetts smokers who have been become sick as a result of smoking-caused diseases who want to learn more about tobacco litigation should fill out the form below and we will contact you.
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Oct 23, 2013 11:29
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[New Zealand, USA] LETTER TO THE PM RE: TPPA (PDF)

some states will simply not put forward sensible health proposals for fear of the inevitable pressure and possible litigation that might ensue. In our view this concern is particularly relevant to measures for effective action on tobacco and alcohol.
Public Health Association of New Zealand (nz)
added Oct 6, 2013 06:35
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FOSTER: FDA missing in action on e-cigarettes

FDA is charged first and foremost with protecting the public health and there is ample evidence questioning e-cigarettes’ safety for general use and showing that these products can be particularly dangerous when used by young people. How many more lives
The Hill
added Sep 21, 2013 14:18
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[Australia] DOLACK: Secret trade deal offers more tobacco, less health care

r the TPP, the task of governments, codified in law, would be to maximise corporate profits. Such is the dystopia that awaits unless there is an international movement against the TPP, and then to overturn existing “free-trade” agreements.
Green Left Weekly (au)
added Sep 19, 2013 00:08
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Secrecy Tightens / MoreTobacco, Less Health Care

They will now end their practice of “consultation” — the August 23 to 30 negotiations (the 19th round) are the last scheduled. Instead, negotiators will begin to meet in unannounced meetings. In other words, not only is the text of the TPP to remain a se
CounterPunch
added Sep 6, 2013 13:29
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask High Court To Review Engle Decision ($$)

Tobacco companies have asked the nation's highest court to review the Florida Supreme Court's decision to allow plaintiffs who were members of the landmark Engle class to use findings from that case in their individual suits, arguing that it violates the
Law360
added Aug 16, 2013 01:57
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