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Smokers' paradise Austria struggles to stub out habit

But the anti-smoking camp is set for a boost after Austria's newly appointed health minister Sabine Oberhauser called for a total ban on smoking in public places within five years. "I would like to finalise this now, agree to a transition period and hav
AsiaOne (sg)
added Sep 26, 2014 13:04

[California] Disney makes it clear: Vape only in smoking areas

Anaheim parks post signs at entrances, telling e-cigarette users to join traditional smokers in designated spots.
Orange County (CA) Register
added Sep 26, 2014 09:00

[Canada] Day 237: Non omne quod licet honestum est

Today's focus was on how the tobacco companies promoted their products....This is the first time their request that the Judge rule it a civil fault to sell cigarettes has been verbally presented, and the courtroom seemed to stiffen at its boldness.
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Sep 26, 2014 08:54

[France] Intervention de Marisol Touraine [Announcement of the National Programme to reduce smoking by Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Women's Rights] (PDF)

The program that I present today, includes a series of coordinated, proactive and innovative. Our goal is ambitious... The program revolves around three main axes: protect young people, help smokers stop and act on the tobacco economy.
Minister of Health (France) (fr)
added Sep 26, 2014 08:01

[District of Columbia] DC Increases Tobacco Tax But Exempts E-Cigarettes

the new tax also exempts e-cigarettes and any other products that have been approved by the FDA for smoking cessation. An e-cigarette is defined as an electronic vaporizer producing an aerosol that simulates tobacco smoking.
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Sep 26, 2014 07:17

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Vietnam appeases Big Tobacco with toothless taxes

Vietnam's latest bid to raise its tobacco taxes will do little to curb consumption because it fails to hit the country's die-hard smokers where they hurt most – their pockets...even more useless if Vietnam signs a US-led free trade pact - the Trans-Pacif
Thanh Nien (vn)
added Sep 26, 2014 07:15

Florida jury holds Philip Morris USA accountable for its actions in Federal Court

Clearly outraged by evidence of Philip Morris’ conduct in targeting children, the jury awarded over $20 million in punitive damages and added fourteen cents to the total. Judith Berger, as did her now-deceased twin sister, developed severe chronic obstru
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Sep 25, 2014 18:29

[Australia] France Proposes Tough Antismoking Measures

Tobacconists and cigarette producers in France reacted angrily ... “They aren’t attacking the problem of smoking; they are attacking a network of 27,000 small businesses.”... “We are not an island like Australia,” said Eric Sensi, corporate affairs dire
New York Times
added Sep 25, 2014 18:27

Intellectual Property and the E-cigarette Boom

With its rapid growth and ongoing technical innovation, the e-cigarette industry is exciting to watch. Intellectual property protections already have proven crucial to this industry, as shown by the past and ongoing patent litigation, as well as the expl
Corporate Counsel Magazine
added Sep 25, 2014 17:44

[New York] $5N settlement in contraband cigarette case

New York City’s Law Department on Wednesday said it had reached a $5 million settlement with Virginia-based package delivery company LaserShip Inc. over deliveries of untaxed cigarettes.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 25, 2014 14:09
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