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WTO could rule on Australia anti-tobacco law this year

Attempts by tobacco-producing nations to sink Australia's landmark plain packaging law for cigarettes and cigars picked up pace Friday, as WTO members approved a broad probe on whether Canberra has broken the rules of global ...

Apr 25, 2014
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US: Menthol cigarettes likely pose health risk

(AP)—A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes but does not make a recommendation on whether to limit or ban the minty smokes—one ...

Jul 23, 2013
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Plain packets loom but puff left in Tobacco Inc.

Health advocates declared a "brave new world of tobacco control" following Australia's historic packaging victory over the cigarette industry, but analysts warn that smoking is far from a dying trade.

Aug 19, 2012
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