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#Tobacco Industry

# tobacco-industry - Monday 3 July, 2017

Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies Exclusive

The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.

# tobacco-industry - Monday 23 May, 2016

'The human cost of smoking is tragic': Axa insurance to cut ties with tobacco industry

Axa group are the first major insurer to remove investment to the tobacco industry.

# tobacco-industry - 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.

# tobacco-industry - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Reilly: Tobacco industry wants to take me to court over plain packaging

The Minister for Health said it would be an “extraordinary society” which put the intellectual property rights of the tobacco industry ahead of the health of its citizens.

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.

# tobacco-industry - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Menthol ban part of compromise EU deal on tobacco control

65 per cent of packaging will be covered by warnings as opposed to the 75 per cent advocated by anti-tobacco lobby and the 50 per cent pushed for by those in the industry.

# tobacco-industry - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Reilly wants Ireland tobacco-free by 2025

The Irish Cancer Society welcomed the plans, but a smokers group called it “morally wrong”.

# tobacco-industry - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Tobacco industry is lobbying MEPs 'all the time'

Labour’s Phil Prendergast has said lobby groups are courting MEPs, hoping to encourage them to dilute directives that would be harmful to the industry.

# tobacco-industry - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Reilly knew about Taoiseach's tobacco meeting, but "would not" go

The Health Minister said that he has “declared war” on the tobacco industry, and pointed out that the meeting at government buildings focused on smuggling.

Taoiseach, ministers criticised for "inappropriate" tobacco industry meeting

It has been reported that the Taoiseach and two senior ministers met with members of the tobacco industry a fortnight ago.

# tobacco-industry - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Childers calls for Irish PR firms to declare tobacco clients

Childers said clients should be aware of certain Irish PR firms, which she claimed were “representing the tobacco industry and not being open and transparent about it”.

# tobacco-industry - Monday 28 January, 2013

Column: Tobacco companies spend billions on packaging for a reason

You may be convinced that attractive packaging doesn’t sway your decision to smoke – but it’s still big business, writes Dr Ross Morgan.

# tobacco-industry - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Tobacco companies "targeting Irish women and girls"

Conference to hear that ‘slim’ cigarette products are deliberately trying to link weight loss and smoking in women’s minds.

# tobacco-industry - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

John Player argues for tobacco industry's "voice to be heard"

“Democracy is not the sole preserve of the NGO community,” said the tobacco company in its submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.