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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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Tobacco companies to go online for advertising space

May 30th, 2013 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags: ,

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According to a recent report published just in time for World No Tobacco Day on Friday, the tobacco companies have reduced theiradvertisements in traditional media, but are looking for a step up theirpresence online.
Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention thereport compiled after monitoring 32 TV channels, 91 newspapers andmagazines, as well as various online media, including commercialwebsites microblogs. Read more

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Tobacco companies will have to get ready for the music

April 2nd, 2013 Posted in Tobacco companies, Tobacco news Tags:

New Delhi, April 2: Although there was a government order that requires all tobacco products, packages for “pictorial health warning” Tobacco companies violate this order. This was a light snap poll conducted by Public Health Association of India (VHAI) in New Delhi. According to the survey, “no cigarettes, bidis, bags or any other tobacco products, chewing is the new picture warnings.” Read more

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5 Lies tobacco companies legally to take

December 7th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

Cigarette companies, aware of the health consequences, to make their products as addictive as possible, and lied about it. They did it consciously and deliberately.
Ho hum, do you think? We already know what it is? It may be, but the company has not admitted it.
A little background: In 1999, the federal government sued the tobacco companies for a wide range of dastardly deeds. I was clerk to Judge Kessler at the time (my data is not shared with her and are not associated with it in any case) and had the pleasure to look over the first 13 years of the value of notes, certificates and other documents uploaded on courtroom. Read more

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Apps from tobacco companies abound

October 31st, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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The first analysis of the availability of smart phone apps that promote smoking appeared in the October 23, 2012, issue of the journal Tobacco Control.

A dedicated app search revealed 107 English language pro-smoking apps. “In all, 48 were classed as smoking simulation; 42 as shop/brands; 9 were classed as cigarette battery apps, which depicted a burning cigarette to show the amount of battery left; 6 as background wallpaper; 1 as advocating smoking; and 1 as providing information on roll-ups.”
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Tobacco companies wary of NZ moves

July 27th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia, with a little help from the Government, is planning to take on the formidable tobacco companies.

On the face of it, the minister’s plans to have smoking banned in New Zealand appear unrealistic.
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Tobacco companies launch legal battle over health warning regulations

April 26th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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Hit by federal regulations and massive class action lawsuits, two of Canada’s tobacco companies have struck back with legal action of their own.

Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. and JTI-Macdonald Corp. have launched proceedings in Ontario Superior Court to attempt to strike down cigarette package warning regulations that came into effect last fall. Ream more »

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Judge Blocks FDA’s Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

November 8th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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A federal judge blocked a U.S. rule requiring tobacco companies to display graphic images on packs of cigarettes on Monday, saying cigarette companies were likely to win their argument that the law violates free speech rights, Reuters reported.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon sided with tobacco companies in their fight against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s requirement that cigarette packs carry the images, which include pictures of diseased mouths and a person smoking through a tracheostomy tube in the neck. Ream more »

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