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  • 2002-11-04: CANADA/NY: US Supreme Court refuses to hear Canada's appeal of RJR

smuggling suit. The action lets stand the ruling by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals which affirmed a June 2000 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York to dismiss the Canadian smuggling suit, which was originally filed in 1999. (Attorney General of Canada v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc.)

  • 2002-11-06: AUSTRALIA: BAT introduces a smokefree workplace. Smokers may indulge in

ventilated smoking lounges.

  • 2002-11-07: UK: TOBACCO CONTROL: UK Bans tobacco advertising. The Tobacco

Advertising and Promotion Act receives Royal Assent on November 7, 2002, after passing through the House of Commons. Provisions will be implemented in 3 stages. On Feb. 14, 2003, new tobacco sponsorship agreements, advertising on billboards and in the press and free distributions will be banned. The ban also covers direct mail, internet advertising and new promotions. On May 14, In-pack promotions and direct marketing will be banned On July 30, obacco sponsorship of UK events will be banned. "Exceptional global events", such as the sponsorship of Formula One, may continue until July 31, 2005.

  • 2002-11-08: Philip Morris is fined for breaching Australian tobacco advertising laws. A

Sydney local court orders Philip Morris and Wavesnet, to pay a total of $53,200 in fines and court costs for advertising at a fashion event in December 2000. Both companies had pleaded guilty. "Philip Morris developed the event as a means of advertising its product amongst young women so as to increase cigarette consumption amongst that group," Magistrate John Andrews said in his judgment.

  • 2002-11-08: THAILAND: Country-wide indoor smoking ban goes into effect.

  • 2002-11-09: PHILIPPINES: Davao City's smoking ban (City Ordinance 043-02 or the

Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance of Davao City) goes into effect, outlawing smoking on city streets and inside public utility vehicles, accommodation establishments such as hotels and restaurants, public places and other areas outside of one's private residence.

  • 2002-11-09: AUSTRALIA: Philip Morris introduces a smokefree workplace. Smokers may

indulge in ventilated smoking lounges. Employees offered a cash stipend instead of weekly cigarette supplies.

  • 2002-11-27: Delaware's statewide smoking ban goes into effect. The amended Clean Indoor

Air Act prohibits lighting up in almost all indoor public places, including bars, casinos and bowling alleys.

  • 2002-12-02: EU Bans Tobacco Advertising. Health ministers approve a new law banning

tobacco ads in print media.

  • 2002-12-06: AUSTRALIA: LITIGATION: McCabe judgement reversed. See

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/vic/VSCA/2002/197.html

  • 2002-12-07: REGULATION: A ban on smoking becomes effective throughout the US

Military, in accordance with Pres. Clinton's 1997 executive order banning smoking in all federal facilities, and after Defense Secretary Cohen's 3-year grace period for all Morale, Welfare and Recreational facilities.Barracks and housing remain exempt.

  • 2002-12-10: LITIGATION: European Court of Justice (ECJ) upholds labeling rules, turns

down BAT and Imperial challenge to large, graphic health warnings; allows use of "light" and "mild" terms on exports. EP directive to come into force Sept. 2003. See, http://curia.eu.int/en/cp/aff/cp0299en.htm

  • 2002-12-10: LITIGATION: Appeals Court Reverses Osteen decision, throws out industry's

EPA Challenge.Judge H. Emory Widener Jr., writing for the three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (Judge Diana Gribbon Motz and Judge Malcolm J. Howard), says, "We do not think that Congress intended to create private rights of actions to challenge the inevitable objectionable impresions created whenever controversial research by a federal agency is published. Such policy statements are properly challenged through the political process and not the courts."

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