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Tobacco giant Philip Morris ordered to pay Australian government millions
The order comes after the failed attempt to sue the country over its plain packaging laws.
Almost 6,000 people in Ireland died from the effects of smoking in 2016
Ash Ireland today urged people to consider giving up smoking in the new year.
Tobacco company's attempt to sue Australia "an abuse of rights"
Tobacco giant Philip Morris had taken the action over plain-packaging.
Hikes in prices, menthols to be banned and plain packaging - cigarettes took a big hit this week
A range of measures across the world signal big changes to how tobacco is sold.
A tobacco giant's legal challenge against plain packaging has been rejected
Philip Morris accused Australia of using a procedural issue to avoid addressing the legality and effectiveness of plain packages, calling the move “regrettable”.
There's now THREE tobacco giants threatening to sue the government
Philip Morris is threatening legal action.
Ireland's plain packaging laws got a mention on American TV over the weekend
The tobacco companies didn’t come out looking too clever.
Big Tobacco says plain-packaging laws are a 'failure' - are they telling the truth?
We sift through the facts and fiction on the government’s anti-smoking plan.
Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013
James Reilly oversaw a €300,000 contract involving a law firm that had represented the tobacco industry when he was Health Minister.
Ireland has just passed laws to introduce plain packs, but when will they be in the shops?
The government expects a legal challenge to legislation passed by the Oireachtas today.
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about rental prices, plain packaging and newspaper figures.
Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.
Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.
Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs 'will be in shops by May 2017'
Minister James Reilly said he “must drive forward” the legislation.
Chocolate or cigarettes? This is how these scientists prove plain packaging tobacco works
New research finds plain packaging reduces ‘cigarette-seeking’ by almost 10%.
France to follow Ireland's lead with plain cigarette packaging
Ireland became the first country in Europe to commit to introducing standardised packaging in 2013.
Tobacco company questions how much plain packaging will cost the State
TDs are due to debate a bill paving the way for plain packaging later this week.
It's official: Ireland will be the first country in the EU to bring in plain packaging on cigarettes
“Cigarette packets will no longer be a mobile advertisement for the tobacco industry,” said Minister James Reilly.
Government 'should consider banning cigarette sales after 6pm'
An Oireachtas Committee has produced a detailed and wide-ranging report on the proposal to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.
Cigarette company unveils scary-looking anti plain-pack website
The site — designed in stark yellow, grey and white colouring — sets out the industry’s arguments against James Reilly’s crackdown on tobacco marketing.
Tobacco bosses told: 'You represent an illness industry, it's payback time'
The bosses of the cigarette companies maintain that plain tobacco packaging will boost illegal sales.
Counterfeit cigarette packs 'so good' professionals can't tell the difference
The Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Bill 2013 was discussed by the Oireachtas today with a focus on the impact it could have on the black market.
Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'
A coalition of health groups are meeting this morning to urge that upcoming legislation be enacted.
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everybody’s talking about the bad weather, bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud, and Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Column: The tobacco industry promotes a killer product – we should limit all interactions with it
More and more countries are attempting to introduce anti-smoking laws – and the multi-billion euro tobacco industry is responding by launching long, cripplingly expensive legal challenges. Ireland should not let itself by bullied, writes Senator John Crown.
‘Why do they make smokes anyway?’: Tallaght schoolchildren have their say on new cigarette packaging
The new packs – which include graphic images of health problems that could be caused by smoking – are expected to be brought in next year.
Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025
The Health Minister’s vowing to continue his war on smoking – and says cigarettes are the only freely available product he knows of that can kill the user.