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Australian Court Approves Tobacco Pack Logo Ban

(Reuters) – Australia called on the world to match its tough new anti-tobacco marketing laws that will ban logos on cigarette packs, after its highest court on Wednesday dismissed a challenge from global manufacturers. The decision means that from December 1 cigarettes and tobacco products must be sold in plain olive green packets with graphic… Read the full article >

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Imperial Tobacco Admit Giving Staff Free Cigarettes ‘For Research’

New Zealand Tobacco Manufacturer Imperial Tobacco is under investigation for allegedly providing their 250 employees with free cigarettes samples. Imperial Tobacco Commercial Boss Brendan Walker confirmed the giveaways saying “It’s purely for research” and “it’s entirely up to an individual whether they see it as a perk or not”. Legislation in New Zealand bans manufacturers… Read the full article >

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Imperial Tobacco Admit Giving Staff Free Cigarettes ‘For Research’

NEW Zealand’s largest tobacco manufacturer will be investigated for giving free cigarettes to its staff. Imperial Tobacco‘s commercial boss Brendan Walker confirmed cigarettes were available to office staff and workers during breaks at its Petone factory, the Herald on Sunday reports. “It’s purely for research,” he told the newspaper. “The fact of the matter is… Read the full article >

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Tobacco Harmful to Those Who Farm It

Tobacco farming is harmful to the environment and farmworkers, with multinational companies contributing to the problem by exploiting local farmers, new research has revealed. A recent review of research on the environmental health impact of tobacco farming found that it degrades the environment, harms workers, and leads to the loss of land resources and biodiversity.… Read the full article >

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INDONESIA: USAID Indonesia Sponsors Cancer & Smoking Lecture

(Jakarta Post) A US scientist says various kinds of cancer are linked to smoking, therefore cancer risk assessments need to focus on reducing tobacco consumption. Harold Elliot Varmus, the winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Medi-cine, said a person’s genetic predisposition for cancer was small compared to the enormous cancer risk from smoking or… Read the full article >

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