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Ireland threatened with plain-packs legal action

Ireland threatened with plain-packs legal action

| February 18, 2015

JTI Ireland has told the Irish government to halt immediately standardized tobacco packaging legislation in the Dáil (lower house of parliament) or face a High Court claim for damages, according to a story in the Irish Times. The company is said to have told ministers Dr. James Reilly (Children and Youth Affairs) and Dr. Leo […]

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Comedian hits out at tobacco-firm lawsuit threats

Comedian hits out at tobacco-firm lawsuit threats

| February 18, 2015

John Oliver, host of the US television program, HBO’s Last Week Tonight, turned his attention to the tobacco industry during Sunday night’s episode, and, according to a story by Ryan Parker for the Los Angeles Times, it wasn’t pretty for the main target, Philip Morris International. The HBO host was said to have spent about […]

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Health Canada accused over e-cigarette study delay

Health Canada accused over e-cigarette study delay

| February 18, 2015

Researchers in Canada have claimed that the federal government has effectively stymied scientific studies aimed at determining whether electronic cigarettes are a life-saving alternative to tobacco cigarettes or a magnet drawing more people to smoking, according to a story by Tom Blackwell on nationalpost.com. And some experts have accused Health Canada of needlessly delaying the […]

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Sales up at Swedish Match

Sales up at Swedish Match

| February 18, 2015

Swedish Match’s sales for the year to the end of December, at SEK13,305 million, were up by six percent on those of 2013, SEK12,610 million. And sales during the fourth quarter of 2014, at SEK3,536 million, were up by 11 percent on those of the fourth quarter of 2013. Calculated in local currencies, sales for […]

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TPPA to remain smoke-room story in New Zealand

TPPA to remain smoke-room story in New Zealand

| February 17, 2015

The New Zealand Trade Minister, Tim Groser, has reaffirmed his government’s stance of not releasing controversial negotiating documents relating to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, according to a story by Jamie Morton for the New Zealand Herald. This is despite a letter published in The Lancet in which 27 health leaders in Australasia, the US, […]

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Smoking prevalence down to 12.9 percent in Taipei

Smoking prevalence down to 12.9 percent in Taipei

| February 17, 2015

Taipei’s smoking prevalence among adults aged 18 and above dropped from 18.9 percent in 2008 to 12.9 percent last year, the lowest level among Taiwan’s major cities and counties, according to a story in the Taipei Times quoting Ministry of Health and Welfare statistics. The Taipei Department of Health is crediting its stringent ban on […]

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