Quebec Court of Appeal upholds ruling in landmark tobacco class-action

Allison Lampert and Martinne Geller, The Global and Mail: The Court of Appeal of Quebec upheld on Friday the bulk of a 2015 decision that awarded around C$15 billion ($11.29 billion)to smokers in the Canadian province, dealing a blow to Big Tobacco. The judgment involves class action suits that were consolidated against the Canadian subsidiaries […]

Quebec Court of Appeal upholds ruling ordering tobacco companies to pay billions to smokers

Kalina Laframboise, Global News: Quebec’s highest court has upheld a historic ruling that ordered three major cigarette companies to pay billions in damages to smokers in the province. Imperial Tobacco, JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans, Benson & Hedges were appealing a Quebec Superior Court decision from 2015 stemming from what is believed to be of one the […]

Poland considers the Philip Morris International (PMI) funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World as being part of the tobacco industry

13 February 2018: The Ministry of Health considers the Philip Morris International (PMI) funded Foundation for Smoke-Free World as being part of the tobacco industry. The MOH has sent a letter, dated 9 January 2018, to the Chancellor, Vice-Rectors and Deans of all medical schools informing them that Poland is a party to WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and […]

Thailand became the first country in Asia to ban tobacco industry related corporate social responsibility (CSR)

24 August 2017: Source: Department of Disease Control, Bureau of Tobacco Control, Thailand In July, Thailand became the first country in Asia to implement a ban on tobacco industry related corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. See law here. This is an important achievement under WHO FCTC Article 5.3 and enhances good governance as the tobacco industry uses such […]

Civil Service Commission Clarification

5 January 2017: Source: Business Mirror THIS refers to the article “Groups hit Civil Service official for pushing ban on e-cigarettes” by Claudeth Mocon-Ciriaco published on print and online versions of the BusinessMirror on November 21, 2016. As a response to the said article and to enlighten the public on the issue, a joint statement has been […]