International Updates Archive

Loophole allows cigarettes to be sold on Facebook

8 April 2018: Tobacco companies and vendors are making use of Facebook to market and sell their products, including to children under 18, a study has found. The research by Stanford University’s Medical School found tobacco and e-cigarette

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Quitting investment in tobacco

29 March 2018: Effective immediately, Qantas Super will no longer invest in tobacco manufacturers. We are currently selling the small holdings we own. In announcing the decision, Chief Investment Officer Andrew Spence said: “Given the

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Smoke Screen

16 November 2017: Samir Soneji had no idea what he was getting into when he agreed to talk about the potential risks of vaping at the first US E-Cigarette Summit in Washington, DC this past

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Plain cigarette packaging comes into force

30 September 2017: Ireland becomes fourth country in world to remove logos from tobacco packaging Ireland has become the fourth country in the world to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. As of today, tobacco

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E-cig argument a smokescreen

18 August 2017: The debate on electronic cigarettes took a turn for the worst this week, when raw numbers were used to suggest that current interventions to reduce smoking may not be working and therefore

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‘Action’ threat to tobacco giants

18 August 2017: New Delhi, Aug. 18 (Reuters): The government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with “punitive action” over the tobacco giants’ alleged violation of Indian anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the

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