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
Legal loopholes to circumvent the existing law promoters advertising
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
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
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
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say that they lied about the dangers of smoking and health, which reveal soaking effects, including death, on average 1,200 people per day. Read more
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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On the face of it, the minister’s plans to have smoking banned in New Zealand appear unrealistic.
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Tobacco companies are finding it difficult to endure the slew of proposed legislation and increased taxation slapped against them worldwide. They are already plagued with high levels of taxation as they are increasingly blamed for soaring healthcare-related costs. Ream more »
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 »
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 »