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Uruguay defeats tobacco giant in court dispute

The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ruled in favour of Uruguay after cigarette giant Philip Morris International tried to seek compensation from the

The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ruled in favour of Uruguay after cigarette giant Philip Morris International tried to seek compensation from the

Business

French insurer AXA to stop investing in tobacco industry

French insurer AXA has said it plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry with incoming Chief Executive Thomas Buberl saying: "The human cost of tobacco is tragic; its economic cost is huge."

French insurer AXA has said it plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry with incoming Chief Executive Thomas Buberl saying: "The human cost of tobacco is tragic; its economic cost is huge."

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Polish police uncovered illegal cigarette factory

Polish police say they have uncovered an illegal cigarette factory in the Warsaw area. Over seven million cigarettes and three tons of tobacco were

Polish police say they have uncovered an illegal cigarette factory in the Warsaw area. Over seven million cigarettes and three tons of tobacco were

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EU court backs tougher rules for tobacco packaging

The EU’s highest court has ruled in favour of tougher rules on cigarette packaging. The case is the result of a legal challenge by two major tobacco

The EU’s highest court has ruled in favour of tougher rules on cigarette packaging. The case is the result of a legal challenge by two major tobacco

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EU officials 'hiding meetings' with tobacco industry lobbyists

EU officials have been concealing meetings with tobacco industry lobbyists, a watchdog has found. European Ombudsman Emma O’Reilly told the European

EU officials have been concealing meetings with tobacco industry lobbyists, a watchdog has found. European Ombudsman Emma O’Reilly told the European

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Paris in move to fine smokers for throwing away their butts

If you stub it out, don’t throw it away. That’s the message to smokers in Paris as the French capital starts a clean up campaign of cigarette butts

If you stub it out, don’t throw it away. That’s the message to smokers in Paris as the French capital starts a clean up campaign of cigarette butts

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French tobacconists mount cigarette packaging protest

Angry French tobacconists are mounting a protest campaign against government moves to force cigarette companies to use plain, unbranded packaging

Angry French tobacconists are mounting a protest campaign against government moves to force cigarette companies to use plain, unbranded packaging

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Ten questions to consider on World No Tobacco Day 2015

To mark World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, May 31, we have brought together ten key questions to consider: What is the tobacco death

To mark World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, May 31, we have brought together ten key questions to consider: What is the tobacco death

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UK MPs to vote on plain cigarette packaging

Cigarette packets are set to get a dramatic makeover in UK. MPs will vote on a law introducing plain packaging in England and Wales before May’s

Cigarette packets are set to get a dramatic makeover in UK. MPs will vote on a law introducing plain packaging in England and Wales before May’s

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France to introduce new anti-tobacco laws

France looks set to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes and a ban on e-cigarettes in some public spaces in a bid to cut the number of people

France looks set to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes and a ban on e-cigarettes in some public spaces in a bid to cut the number of people

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Up in smoke: WHO's plans to stub out e-cigarettes

No smoke without fire is the line taken by the World Health Organisation on electronic cigarettes. It has recommended banning them in public places

No smoke without fire is the line taken by the World Health Organisation on electronic cigarettes. It has recommended banning them in public places

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Widow of chain-smoker wins record damages from US tobacco firm

The widow chain smoker Michael Johnson, who died of lung cancer at age 36, has won record damages from one America’s biggest cigarette makers, R

The widow chain smoker Michael Johnson, who died of lung cancer at age 36, has won record damages from one America’s biggest cigarette makers, R

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WHO wants countries to increase tobacco tax to cut consumption

Saturday May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, and from Sunday June 1, smoking in Russia will be banned in bars, restaurants, hotels and trains. It is

Saturday May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, and from Sunday June 1, smoking in Russia will be banned in bars, restaurants, hotels and trains. It is

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Tobacco giants muscle in on e-cigarette market

The big tobacco companies have launched an assault on the emerging so-called “e-cigarette” market as their sales figures for traditional leaf

The big tobacco companies have launched an assault on the emerging so-called “e-cigarette” market as their sales figures for traditional leaf

Europe

European Parliament backs tougher tobacco rules

MEPs have backed stricter EU rules on tobacco products. Cigarettes containing flavours such as vanilla or menthol will be banned from 2020. The

MEPs have backed stricter EU rules on tobacco products. Cigarettes containing flavours such as vanilla or menthol will be banned from 2020. The

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Dutch police make arrests over fake cigarettes

Police in the Netherlands are questioning nine Bulgarians after discovering an illegal cigarette factory in Aalsmeer. The plant is said to have

Police in the Netherlands are questioning nine Bulgarians after discovering an illegal cigarette factory in Aalsmeer. The plant is said to have

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Smoking out the facts of electronic cigarettes

The electronic cigarette has revolutionised smoking habits in Europe and around the world, with more and more tobacco users turning to it for what

The electronic cigarette has revolutionised smoking habits in Europe and around the world, with more and more tobacco users turning to it for what

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Prices sparks protest by Bulgarian tobacco growers

Tobacco growers in Bulgaria have been protesting over prices paid by the firms they supply. The protest saw a road cut off in Harmanli, southern

Tobacco growers in Bulgaria have been protesting over prices paid by the firms they supply. The protest saw a road cut off in Harmanli, southern

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New York mayor signs law banning tobacco sales to under-21s

New York City’s outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed into law a ban on tobacco sales to anyone under 21, raising the age from 18. It makes

New York City’s outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed into law a ban on tobacco sales to anyone under 21, raising the age from 18. It makes

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New York cigarette buyers under age 21 to be outlawed

The anti-smoking mayor of New York now has a law to raise the minimum age required to buy cigarettes in the city to the highest in the country: 21

The anti-smoking mayor of New York now has a law to raise the minimum age required to buy cigarettes in the city to the highest in the country: 21

Europe

Europe has a bad track record on tobacco, says WHO

The European Parliament decided to postpone a crucial vote on the Tobacco Directive scheduled for this week. Anti-tobacco activists say that it

The European Parliament decided to postpone a crucial vote on the Tobacco Directive scheduled for this week. Anti-tobacco activists say that it

Europe

Vote on new EU tobacco laws put on ice

This month’s crucial European Parliament vote on tougher tobacco laws has been delayed. German and British MEPs pushed for it to be put back

This month’s crucial European Parliament vote on tougher tobacco laws has been delayed. German and British MEPs pushed for it to be put back

Science_technology

Electronic cigarettes risks revealed

Electronic cigarettes may be as harmful as normal tobacco, according to the September issue of the French magazine ’60 Million Consumers’. The

Electronic cigarettes may be as harmful as normal tobacco, according to the September issue of the French magazine ’60 Million Consumers’. The