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2014-10-16 04:21:26

GENEVA, October 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "An Alarming Attempt to Erode Countries' Sovereignty on Taxation Policies" Yesterday at the WHO FCTC's Conference of the Parties (COP6) in Moscow, guidelines on price and tax measures (Article 6) were hurriedly adopted behind closed doors, further demonstrating the FCTC's habit of infringing on issues of national sovereignty. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130528/617491 ) "Public health authorities...

2014-10-13 12:28:23

GENEVA, October 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in Moscow the public was forced to leave the public gallery and prevented from observing the WHO FCTC's Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6). JTI's (Japan Tobacco International) reaction: "Hidden agendas corrupt policy-making processes", said Michiel Reerink, Global Regulatory Strategy Vice President at JTI. "Today's decision to shut out legitimate businesses, expert groups and some media representatives...

2014-10-02 04:22:10

GENEVA, October 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JTI (Japan Tobacco International) today published an Opinion from leading international law expert Sir Franklin Berman QC[1], about the WHO's lack of transparency in tobacco-related meetings. The report was commissioned after the public, including the media, was prevented from observing the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP5) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). (Logo:...

2012-08-12 23:00:26

Electronic cigarette is the alternative to a healthier lifestyle, announces http://electroniccigarettehub.org. Their new offer will be a perfect gift for anyone who wishes to give up smoking. Traditional cigarettes represent a great threat to both our lives and the lives of those around us. But thanks to the free trial kit, a new chance is given to smokers. (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 E cigarette is by far the number one product which has proven to be the most effective in helping people quit...

2008-07-23 18:00:39

Tokyo, July 23 (Jiji Press)--Japan Tobacco Inc. is considering scaling down production of retailer-brand frozen food items in a move to strengthen its food safety management system, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday. Japan Tobacco will place greater priority on regaining consumer trust in its food products than on bolstering its earnings from food products it makes on a consignment basis for retailers, the sources said. Focusing on its own brand products, Japan Tobacco will...

2008-07-01 18:00:19

Tokyo, July 1 (Jiji Press)--Japan Tobacco Inc. , cigarette retailers and tobacco farmers on Tuesday jointly called on the ruling Liberal Democratic Party not to raise the tobacco tax. The tobacco industry parties submitted the written request to Sadakazu Tanigaki, who chairs the LDP's Policy Research Council, on the day the ruling party began tax system reform talks. They said in the document that a tobacco tax increase will prompt more smokers to quit smoking at a time when the domestic...

2005-09-30 16:35:00

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO (Reuters) - Rothmans Inc. stock sank as much as 11 percent on Friday after Canada's top court cleared the way for provinces to sue the tobacco industry, but shares of foreign-owned tobacco firms shrugged off the ruling. The unanimous Supreme Court ruling, announced Thursday, will allow Canadian provinces to make claims for health costs of smoking that could total tens of billions of dollars. The case dealt with a British Columbia law -- the first of its kind in...

2005-09-29 15:05:00

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday unanimously upheld the right of provinces to sue the tobacco industry for the health costs of smoking, clearing the way for claims that could total C$80 billion. The case dealt with a British Columbia law -- the first of its kind in Canada -- that was modeled on cases filed in the 1990s by U.S. states, which resulted in settlements totaling more than $240 billion to be paid over 25 years. But because Canadian provinces pay for health...


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