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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] National scene: Govt launches antismoking campaign

The Health Ministry has officially launched a new public service announcement video on the dangers of secondhand smoke in coordination with the World Lung Foundation. The video is a response to the high number of passive smokers in Indonesia.
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 23, 2015 14:02
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[Europe] Philip Morris International Files Suit Against Standardized Packaging Regulations in the UK

“We respect the government’s authority to regulate in the public interest, but wiping out trademarks simply goes too far...Countries around the world have shown that effective tobacco control can co-exist with respect for consumer freedoms and private p
Philip Morris International (ch)
added May 23, 2015 13:36
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[UK] JONES: If the law favours Big Tobacco over taxpayers, then the law is a disgrace

Do we allow major corporations – not least those profiting from human misery – to have more rights in law than people?...If Big Tobacco succeeds in wrenching £11bn worth of taxpayers’ money from schools and hospitals, they may find public anger – and dema
The Guardian (uk)
added May 22, 2015 22:33
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Federal Appellate Court Upholds Order that Tobacco Companies Correct Lies to the Public – Industry Should Stop Delay and Tell the Truth

should clear the way to move forward quickly with publishing the long-overdue corrective statements ordered by Judge Kessler. It’s time for the tobacco companies to stop their delaying tactics and finally tell the truth to the American people about their
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 22, 2015 18:45
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Cigarette companies get split decision in disclosure challenge

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge appellate panel agreed with Philip Morris USA and three other companies that a “district court, in ordering defendants to announce that they deliberately deceived the public, exceeded its authority.”...Tatel wrote fo
McClatchy Newspapers
added May 22, 2015 17:50
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DOJ v. PHILIP MORRIS (PDF)

objection to disclosing that they intentionally designed cigarettes to ensure addiction is both waived and foreclosed... court, in ordering defendants to announce that they deliberately deceived the public, exceeded its authority under RICO to craft r
US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
added May 22, 2015 17:44
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[Europe, UK] Tobacco Giants Sue Britain Over Rules on Plain Packaging

Britain would be the first of the European Union’s 28 countries to impose the regulation, which formed part of a broad new set of tobacco rules, also governing electronic cigarettes, that the union approved last year but has left up to member states to e
New York Times
added May 22, 2015 17:36
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[Europe] Tobacco companies file lawsuits against UK Government over plain packaging laws

Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT) both argue the measures deprive them of property in the form of trademarks, and are seeking compensation that could extend to billions of pounds if they succeed. In legal objections fi
The Independent (uk)
added May 22, 2015 17:30
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Smokers Less Likely to Vote As They Become Increasingly Marginalized

say their study is the first to demonstrate an association between smoking and lower participation in the electoral process. "We know from previous research that smokers are an increasingly marginalized population, involved in fewer organizations and ac
Science Times
added May 22, 2015 13:16
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH can’t impose ban on tobacco firms’ promo events – SC

The Supreme Court has upheld a Court of Appeals’ (CA) ruling junking the health department’s 2009 decision that barred two Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing Inc.’s (PMPMI) sales promotion activities, saying only the Inter-Agency Committee-Tobacco (
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added May 22, 2015 12:44
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