Archive - November 2008

UNITED STATES
New Mexico court revives case

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has revived a class-action lawsuit against several cigarette makers for allegedly engaging in a price-fixing conspiracy.

INDONESIA
Islamic group to debate total ban

Indonesia's top Islamic body is set to debate whether to forbid Muslims to smoke when it holds a national gathering early next year, reported Reuters.

UNITED KINGDOM
BAT prepares for GBP 1.2 billion windfall

British American Tobacco (BAT) said on Thursday it could receive around GBP 1.2 billion (EUR 1.85 billion), based on the initial conclusion of a court case...

WORLD
WHO sets tougher guidelines

Delegates at the recent World Health Organisation (WHO) tobacco-control treaty conference in Durban have set new guidelines to stop tobacco firms from...

UNITED KINGDOM
BAT cautions against WHO measures

Paul Adams, CEO at British American Tobacco, warned that some of the efforts by governments to reduce the health impact of tobacco are counterproductive and...

INDIA
Government postpones launch

The Indian government has deferred the December deadline to have pictorial warnings on cigarette and bidi packets by another six months.

UNITED STATES
FTC annuls Cambridge method claims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has annulled the guidance it issued 42 years ago which has allowed tobacco companies to make claims about tar and nicotine...

UNITED STATES
Cigarettes now “fire safe”in Minnesota

The new law requires all cigarettes sold in the state to be self-extinguishing if left unattended. The most common technology used by cigarette manufacturers...

EUROPEAN UNION
EU farm chief refuses subsidy extensions

Mariann Fischer Boel, Europe’s agriculture commissioner, has declined  demands to extend subsidies for tobacco growers as part of this week's farm...

BRAZIL
Appeals court reverses ruling

An appeals court in Brazil has reversed a lower court's order that Philip Morris and Souza Cruz compensate smokers who said they were harmed by cigarettes.

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