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[Africa, South Africa] Big tobacco under fire / Alleged tax evasion, use of spies, bugging and money laundering cited.

The Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) yesterday accused big tobacco companies of tax evasion, rogue spies, bugging and surveillance, and money laundering among other “corrupt practices”. Fita is comprised of Benson Craig (Pty) Limited t/
The Citizen (za)
added Feb 5, 2016 19:11
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[UK] Birmingham Shisha bars contain ‘higher levels of pollution than Beijing’, claims new study

The report, commissioned by Birmingham City Council, is said to be the first of its kind in the UK and examined the air quality levels in 12 shisha bars across the city.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Feb 5, 2016 14:22
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[Florida] SMITH V. PHILIP MORRIS

In this tobacco litigation trial, plaintiffs claim defendant Philip Morris concealed the hazards of cigarettes, leading to a smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 5, 2016 14:20
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[New York] Citi Field and Yankee Stadium Could Become Off Limits to Smokeless Tobacco

a member of the New York City Council, Corey Johnson, is set to introduce a bill Friday that will include language that would ban smokeless tobacco from Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, along with other public arenas in the five boroughs. “If New York pas
New York Times
added Feb 5, 2016 06:58
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Public Housing Agencies Seek More Time to Enact Smoking Ban

Officials with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development said they had heard from the agencies, public health organizations and residents in more than 1,000 comments received over 60 days on a proposed federal rule to ban smoking inside pub
New York Times
added Feb 5, 2016 06:49
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Japan Tobacco Forecast Below Estimates Amid Stalling Sales

Japan Tobacco Inc. forecast annual operating profit that fell short of analyst estimates amid weakness in the global economy, as it copes with a shrinking population and stalled domestic consumption at home.
Bloomberg News
added Feb 4, 2016 18:07
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[Asia-pacific] TPP: CHAPTER 28 Dispute Settlement

In order to ensure that each Party has the ability to regulate manufactured tobacco products and protect public health, TPP, for the first time in any trade agreement, builds on structures established in the agreement to give each Party the right to decid
Medium
added Feb 4, 2016 17:54
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[Asia-pacific] Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers’ Statement

We, the Ministers representing Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, are pleased to announce that we have today signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
Office of the United States Trade Representative
added Feb 4, 2016 17:50
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[Asia, Pakistan] SC DIRECTS IMPLEMENTATION OF RESTRICTION ON TOBACCO

directed Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination to implement the relevant provisions of the tobacco control law as it had full power to do so. It may be recalled that a tobacco manufacturing company M/s Phillip Morris Pakista
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Feb 4, 2016 17:44
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[Florida] ALLIED WORLD INSURANCE COMPANY v. THE WILNER FIRM: ORDER IMPOSING SANCTIONS (PDF)

Defendants HOWARD & ASSOCIATES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, P.A. and PHILLIP T. HOWARD have failed to comply with the Court's Order to Show Cause (Doc. No. 49) of December 18, 2015, directing Defendants to show cause why sanctions should not be imposed for fail
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 4, 2016 17:43
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