Labor has received payments from the controversial tobacco giant Philip Morris and an industry pressure group lobbying against plain packaging for cigarettes.
Philip Morris has hired a prominent stall in the exhibition hall at the annual Labour Party conference in Brighton, the cost is run to several thousand pounds.
Labor agreed to sell exhibition space for the two organizations, despite vehemently criticized the Tories for their alleged links with the tobacco industry. Read more

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Labor accepts payments from the tobacco giant

September 23rd, 2013 Posted in Tobacco news Tags: ,

Labor has received payments from the controversial tobacco giant Philip Morris and an industry pressure group lobbying against plain packaging for cigarettes.
Philip Morris has hired a prominent stall in the exhibition hall at the annual Labour Party conference in Brighton, the cost is run to several thousand pounds.
Labor agreed to sell exhibition space for the two organizations, despite vehemently criticized the Tories for their alleged links with the tobacco industry. Read more

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Social smoking : Facebook risks Russian ban on pot mimicking your mix

September 18th, 2013 Posted in Tobacco industry, Tobacco news, Tobacco treaty Tags:

Russia’s media watchdog has threatened to block Facebook in Russia if an investigation confirms social media company’s ads for smoking mixtures.
The country’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Communications has warned that it is ready to block the social media site if it finds evidence those smoking blends ads did indeed appear on the site. Read more

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No reduction of the tobacco companies in annual payments to New York State

A federal arbitration on Tuesday dismissed the Big Tobacco to dramatically reduce the annual payment it makes to New York State under the benchmark in the industry in 1998 master settlement agreement with the state governments. Read more

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The tobacco giant Philip Morris “has spent millions in an attempt to delay the EU legislation

Confidential documents has revealed a formidable lobbying operation that waged by a tobacco giant seeks to undermine the efforts to make cigarettes less attractive to children and women, and the power packs to perform large health warnings.
Documents obtained by the Observer show how Philip Morris International (PMI) employed 161 people to deal with the proposed tobacco products directive (TPD), the main piece of legislation, the European Union, that health campaigners say would save lives. Read more

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