Tag Archives: Big Tobacco

into BAT

I heard a radio current affairs program about; Big Tobacco in USA, under the ‘new administration’.. here in Aotearoa/NZ there is a ‘grey market’ forming after tax hikes to try & ‘reduce consumption’. This includes moves to plain packaging & … Continue reading

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war on smoking ?

I watched the final reading of the ‘tobacco standard packaging’ bill yesterday on NZ parliament TV. This bill will now become law, once it ‘receives the Royal ascent’ (signed by Gov. general; Queen’s NZ Rep.) before end of 2016. This … Continue reading

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Tobacco legislation

I have been watching the passage of the ‘Tobacco Plain Packaging’ bill in NZ parliament. Several points came to my attention: 1) The Int’l Tobacco industry are threatening to bring legal action against the NZ govt. over this issue, (as … Continue reading

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The Bees are dying !

I’ve been hearing there are major concerns (esp. from the Environmental lobby) about the shrinking numbers of bees, which pollinate a large percentage of plants. It has been stated that this is likely due to attacks by varroa mites & … Continue reading

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Power behind Prohibition

In addition to the list of those, who obviously promote prohibition.. there are numerous hints & allegations of the real ‘power’ behind the prohibitionists : 1) ‘Big Pharma’ – pharmaceutical industries that have almost total control of the manufacture & … Continue reading

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More from frontlines

I hear that a drugs ‘king-pin’; from the ‘knights templar’ cartel in Michoacan state Mexico, has been caught. BUT methinks that this will do little, to curtail the illegal drug trade.. there is probably the next in line, ready to … Continue reading

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Legal Injustice

I just watched a news item on an Int’l news network, that could have been labelled ‘legal injustice’.. child labourers in USA picking & processing TOBACCO. It was reported that children as young as 10 years are working in the … Continue reading

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