Ireland versus Big Tobacco
Under new legislation, cigarette packs will soon be unrecognisable in Ireland. But will our enshrined private property rights thwart the government’s plan to put Big Tobacco in its place?
The government is facing down legal threats from Big Tobacco over plans to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes, with Japan Tobacco International (Ireland) threatening the government over it immimnent plans.
The tobacco industry has already demonstrated its ability to inflict expensive litigation in Australia, which is fighting tobacco giant Philip Morris over similar restrictions to those planned by the Irish government.
The Australian government has faced a number of separate legal challanges - domestically and...
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