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# plain-packaging - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

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.

# plain-packaging - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

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.

# plain-packaging - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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 Exclusive

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 This post contains videos

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.

# plain-packaging - Saturday 21 February, 2015

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

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.

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'

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# plain-packaging - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government 'should consider banning cigarette sales after 6pm' Plain Packaging This post contains videos

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.

# plain-packaging - Thursday 20 February, 2014

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.

# plain-packaging - Thursday 13 February, 2014

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.

# plain-packaging - Thursday 23 January, 2014

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.

# plain-packaging - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

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.

# plain-packaging - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

‘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.

# plain-packaging - Friday 26 July, 2013

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.