December 5, 2014
by Laura DeGeer
Police in the Philippines are committing torture with impunity, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. Although allegations of torture, inhumane and degrading treatment or punishment within the police force have increased year after year, AI says that no convictions have resulted from these ...[read more]
August 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday called for strict regulation of electronic cigarettes, including a ban on the usage of the devices in public places and advertising targeting minors. The report, which will be debated by member states in October in Moscow, states that a great deal of ...[read more]
June 28, 2014
by William Helbling
The Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand on Thursday approved a new regulation requiring packs of cigarettes sold in the Southeast Asian country to be 85 percent covered with graphic health warnings. The new graphic health warnings have 10 variations, including messages such as "smoking causes ...[read more]
June 25, 2014
by Ann Schober
China's highest Court on Tuesday overturned the death sentence of a woman convicted of killing her abusive husband in 2010. The Supreme People's Court (SPC) remanded the case of 43-year-old Li Yan to a high court in China's Sichuan province, finding that her first trial lacked sufficient evidence ...[read more]
March 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Egyptian prosecutor Moumin Salman on Monday referred Abdullah Morsi, youngest son of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, to trial on allegations of drug use and possession. Officers say that two rolled hashish cigarettes were found in the car of the university freshman, who was arrested on March 1 ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The EU Parliament on Wednesday voted to approve an anti-tobacco law that requires cigarette makers to increase the size of health warnings on packets from 30 percent to 65 percent of the surface of the package. The law also regulates electronic cigarettes for the first time. Electronic cigarettes ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a piece of legislation on Tuesday that makes it illegal to sell cigarettes to individuals under the age of 21. The legislation, passed by the New York City Council, is intended to decrease smoking rates in New York City. Bloomberg claimed this measure " ...[read more]
October 8, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
EU lawmakers on Tuesday approved sweeping new regulations to curb smoking, including limits on electronic cigarettes, bigger warnings on cigarette packs and a ban on menthol, or any flavored cigarettes which could be considered "gimmicks." An EU press release outlined the changes, which include ...[read more]
May 5, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On May 5, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court declined to reconsider its decision to vacate a $10.1 billion judgment against Phillip Morris USA. The judgment resulted from a case where the tobacco company was found liable of falsely claiming that light cigarettes were safer than regular ones. ...[read more]
October 23, 2012
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Simon Lester of the Cato Institute argues that a greater focus on protectionism will expand trade liberalization and help to balance international trade rules...Come December, all cigarettes sold in Australia will be in "plain packages" — stripped of all brand logos, ...[read more]

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