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# plain-packaging - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Tobacco giant Philip Morris ordered to pay Australian government millions
# Plain Packaging
# Plain Packaging

Tobacco giant Philip Morris ordered to pay Australian government millions

Jul 11th 2017, 11:52 AM 11,659 Views 16 Comments

The order comes after the failed attempt to sue the country over its plain packaging laws.

# plain-packaging - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Almost 6,000 people in Ireland died from the effects of smoking in 2016
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Almost 6,000 people in Ireland died from the effects of smoking in 2016

Dec 27th 2016, 1:48 PM 8,559 Views 23 Comments

Ash Ireland today urged people to consider giving up smoking in the new year.

# plain-packaging - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Tobacco company's attempt to sue Australia "an abuse of rights"
# Plain Packaging
# Plain Packaging

Tobacco company's attempt to sue Australia "an abuse of rights"

May 17th 2016, 8:51 AM 17,591 Views 40 Comments

Tobacco giant Philip Morris had taken the action over plain-packaging.

# plain-packaging - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Hikes in prices, menthols to be banned and plain packaging - cigarettes took a big hit this week

Hikes in prices, menthols to be banned and plain packaging - cigarettes took a big hit this week

May 7th 2016, 7:30 AM 19,912 Views 40 Comments

A range of measures across the world signal big changes to how tobacco is sold.

# plain-packaging - Friday 18 December, 2015

A tobacco giant's legal challenge against plain packaging has been rejected
# Australia
# Australia

A tobacco giant's legal challenge against plain packaging has been rejected

Dec 18th 2015, 6:36 PM 9,392 Views 17 Comments

Philip Morris accused Australia of using a procedural issue to avoid addressing the legality and effectiveness of plain packages, calling the move “regrettable”.

# plain-packaging - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

There's now THREE tobacco giants threatening to sue the government
# Plain Packaging
# Plain Packaging

There's now THREE tobacco giants threatening to sue the government

Mar 11th 2015, 4:25 PM 12,369 Views 42 Comments

Philip Morris is threatening legal action.

# plain-packaging - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Ireland's plain packaging laws got a mention on American TV over the weekend
# We're Famous
# We're Famous

Ireland's plain packaging laws got a mention on American TV over the weekend

Mar 10th 2015, 8:25 PM 49,952 Views 111 Comments

The tobacco companies didn’t come out looking too clever.

# plain-packaging - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Big Tobacco says plain-packaging laws are a 'failure' - are they telling the truth?
# Analysis
# Analysis

Big Tobacco says plain-packaging laws are a 'failure' - are they telling the truth?

Mar 8th 2015, 9:50 AM 19,688 Views 80 Comments

We sift through the facts and fiction on the government’s anti-smoking plan.

# plain-packaging - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013
# Breaking The Habit
# Breaking The Habit

Government has paid €4 million to firms linked to Big Tobacco since 2013

Mar 3rd 2015, 10:20 PM 30,285 Views 65 Comments

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?
# War On Tobacco
# War On Tobacco

Ireland has just passed laws to introduce plain packs, but when will they be in the shops?

Mar 3rd 2015, 6:11 PM 15,139 Views 73 Comments

The government expects a legal challenge to legislation passed by the Oireachtas today.

# plain-packaging - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about business this week
# The Briefcase
# The Briefcase

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Feb 21st 2015, 4:50 PM 9,527 Views 8 Comments

Everyone was talking about rental prices, plain packaging and newspaper figures.

# plain-packaging - Friday 20 February, 2015

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why are tobacco companies opposing this so vigorously? They're afraid.

Feb 20th 2015, 2:20 PM 221 Views 113 Comments

Multinational tobacco companies don’t want to see Ireland introduce plain packaging because they know it works, writes Minister James Reilly.

# plain-packaging - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs 'will be in shops by May 2017'
# War On Tobacco
# War On Tobacco

Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs 'will be in shops by May 2017'

Feb 17th 2015, 7:38 PM 24,600 Views 204 Comments

Minister James Reilly said he “must drive forward” the legislation.

# plain-packaging - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Chocolate or cigarettes? This is how these scientists prove plain packaging tobacco works
# Smoking
# Smoking

Chocolate or cigarettes? This is how these scientists prove plain packaging tobacco works

Feb 11th 2015, 10:15 PM 16,999 Views 64 Comments

New research finds plain packaging reduces ‘cigarette-seeking’ by almost 10%.

# plain-packaging - Thursday 25 September, 2014

France to follow Ireland's lead with plain cigarette packaging
# Smoking
# Smoking

France to follow Ireland's lead with plain cigarette packaging

Sep 25th 2014, 8:21 PM 10,840 Views 48 Comments

Ireland became the first country in Europe to commit to introducing standardised packaging in 2013.

# plain-packaging - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Tobacco company questions how much plain packaging will cost the State
# Health
# Health

Tobacco company questions how much plain packaging will cost the State

Jun 29th 2014, 3:16 PM 9,916 Views 60 Comments

TDs are due to debate a bill paving the way for plain packaging later this week.

# plain-packaging - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

It's official: Ireland will be the first country in the EU to bring in plain packaging on cigarettes
# It's Happening
# It's Happening

It's official: Ireland will be the first country in the EU to bring in plain packaging on cigarettes

Jun 10th 2014, 10:00 PM 44,502 Views 204 Comments

“Cigarette packets will no longer be a mobile advertisement for the tobacco industry,” said Minister James Reilly.

# plain-packaging - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government 'should consider banning cigarette sales after 6pm'
# Plain Packaging
# Plain Packaging

Government 'should consider banning cigarette sales after 6pm'

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:45 PM 13,566 Views 116 Comments

An Oireachtas Committee has produced a detailed and wide-ranging report on the proposal to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.

# plain-packaging - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Cigarette company unveils scary-looking anti plain-pack website
# New Rules
# New Rules

Cigarette company unveils scary-looking anti plain-pack website

Feb 20th 2014, 11:45 AM 22,206 Views 121 Comments

The site — designed in stark yellow, grey and white colouring — sets out the industry’s arguments against James Reilly’s crackdown on tobacco marketing.

# plain-packaging - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Tobacco bosses told: 'You represent an illness industry, it's payback time'
# Smoking
# Smoking

Tobacco bosses told: 'You represent an illness industry, it's payback time'

Feb 13th 2014, 1:10 PM 12,891 Views 65 Comments

The bosses of the cigarette companies maintain that plain tobacco packaging will boost illegal sales.

# plain-packaging - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Counterfeit cigarette packs 'so good' professionals can't tell the difference
# Black Market
# Black Market

Counterfeit cigarette packs 'so good' professionals can't tell the difference

Jan 23rd 2014, 3:15 PM 10,576 Views 38 Comments

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'
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:02 AM 5,888 Views 39 Comments

A coalition of health groups are meeting this morning to urge that upcoming legislation be enacted.

# plain-packaging - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Dec 18th 2013, 11:22 PM 22,752 Views 2 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The tobacco industry promotes a killer product – we should limit all interactions with it

Dec 18th 2013, 1:00 PM 134 Views 94 Comments

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.

# plain-packaging - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

‘Why do they make smokes anyway?’: Tallaght schoolchildren have their say on new cigarette packaging
# Plain Speaking
# Plain Speaking

‘Why do they make smokes anyway?’: Tallaght schoolchildren have their say on new cigarette packaging

Oct 16th 2013, 3:44 PM 19,934 Views 90 Comments

The new packs – which include graphic images of health problems that could be caused by smoking – are expected to be brought in next year.

# plain-packaging - Friday 26 July, 2013

Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025
# No Butts
# No Butts

Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025

Jul 26th 2013, 8:25 AM 10,095 Views 180 Comments

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.