In one, Philip Morris Asia Australia accused of violating the 1993 bilateral trade agreement between Hong Kong and Australia. Such agreements, known as investor-state contracts allow foreign investors to bring themselves to arbitration for damages against a country.
The case is pending arbitration of the UN Commission on International Trade Law.
In the other, Ukraine, Honduras and the Dominican Republic at the beginning of this year have brought their problems facing the World Trade Organization. Read more

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Australian law challenged under trade agreements

August 14th, 2013 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

In one, Philip Morris Asia Australia accused of violating the 1993 bilateral trade agreement between Hong Kong and Australia. Such agreements, known as investor-state contracts allow foreign investors to bring themselves to arbitration for damages against a country.
The case is pending arbitration of the UN Commission on International Trade Law.
In the other, Ukraine, Honduras and the Dominican Republic at the beginning of this year have brought their problems facing the World Trade Organization. Read more

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The rain destroyed tobacco

While some tobacco and other farmers are still measuring the extent of their losses, and trying to save what they can, following the June and July deluge, Sampson County Cooperative Extension Service estimates half of the tobacco region may be lost.
Sampson County Cooperative Extension Director Eileen Coite said that the expansion of the estimated 30-50% loss for the tobacco crop in Sampson, which is consistently ranked as the most profitable of the state. Coite said she had spoken with the Cooperative Extension Agent Wayne Batten, student field crops, and predicted that at least a third of the crop could not be saved due to drowning. Read more

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New York City needs to be informed about the prices of cigarettes and sale enforcement

I was a NYPD cop for 16 years – worked undercover vice and violence in the family taught behavioral science at the academy and supervised in the community policing, all main in the South Bronx and Manhattan North. I started as a beat cop and rose through the ranks, retiring recently as a lieutenant. Read more

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Tobacco giant plans to accompany plain cigarette package

Confidential documents leaked the observers show how the largest tobacco company in the world sought to kill the government’s plans to introduce standard packages of cigarettes, using sophisticated lobbying campaign that targeted key politicians and civil servants who were in her opinion to support their point of views. Read more

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Tobacco Packages “Plain Jane” makes smoking less sexually

Plain packaging really makes smoking less sexy, says a new study.
Australian researchers have found that plain packaging also increases the desire to quit tobacco, according to Australian researchers.
So far, Australia is the only country in the world to introduce plain brown packaging is accompanied by a graphic health warning on the front of all tobacco products. Read more

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UK tobacco packaging line

Pressure is growing on UK Prime Minister David Cameron over his dumping of measures to make smoking less attractive.
Jeremy Hunt, Minister of Health of Great Britain, is facing questions in the Commons about how the policy to follow the lead of Australia and impose plain packaging on cigarette manufacturers has been left until after the next election.
MPs yesterday they interrogate why the minutes of a meeting between officials and a tobacco company associated with top Mr. Cameron’s top political adviser had not yet been released. Read more

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David O’Doherty at the tobacco factory by Tom Dixon 6/10

July 15th, 2013 Posted in Tobacco industry, Tobacco news Tags:

DAVID O Doherty’s 2013 tour entitled Seize the David O’Doherty sees him traveling the breadth of the country once again.
Recent public statements O’Doherty created an ambiguous persona for the Irish comedian. On the one hand, appearing on mainstream panel shows such as eight out of 10 cats at a time in America to be brought into line with the new alternative comedy scene is headed by Stuart Lee. O’Doherty shows often see him perform comic songs by allying it with the musical comedy boom of the late 2000s. Read more

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New, preferable tobacco

July 10th, 2013 Posted in Tobacco news Tags: ,

Typically, a cultural change in North Dakota starts in the big cities and seeps to the less populated cities.
This is not necessarily the case when it comes to tobacco, however.
Earlier this year, Cooperstown, a town of about 1,000 people in the Griggs County passed a ban of tobacco in the city park. The ban includes the use of smokeless tobacco. Read more

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