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[New Zealand] Exclusive: Government to unveil new cigarette packaging on World Smokefree Day

To mark World Smokefree Day, Associate Health Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga will unveil the new packaging. ONE News understands the packets will look very similar to those in Australia. Draft regulations will then go out for public consultation for about eight
TVNZ (nz)
added May 30, 2016 14:29
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[New Zealand] Govt to roll out plain packaging plans

Prime Minister John Key this afternoon said the Maori Party-devised plain-packaging regime had not been signed off by Cabinet, but the advice he was receiving was that "we should be able to proceed with that, without the legal risks that had slowed us up
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added May 30, 2016 14:27
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[Asia, Israel] Country ‘lags behind’ in fighting smoking, says prevention council

The Health Ministry has decided not to hold its traditional No-Smoking press conference on World No Smoking Day (May 31), because there has been no reduction in smoking rates since last year’s 19.4 percent. The health minister is required by law to pres
Jerusalem Post
added May 30, 2016 01:38
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Minister Nasim promises to make tobacco firms print graphic warnings on pack top half

Mohammed Nasim has assured anti-tobacco campaigners of steps to make cigarette companies print graphic warnings on the upper parts of their product packets instead of the lower half.
bdnews24.com (bd)
added May 30, 2016 01:26
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[UK] Revealed: cancer scientists' pensions invested in tobacco

Pension fund for academics funded by Cancer Research UK invested £211m in British American Tobacco last year ... The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) – the official name for the fund for university academics and staff – was worth £49bn in 2015. T
The Guardian (uk)
added May 30, 2016 00:49
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ASH Ireland criticises delay in plain tobacco packaging

Ireland was the first country to introduce a plan for plain tobacco packaging in 2014, but delays in developing the relevant legislation mean it will not come into effect until 2017 at the earliest.
Irish Times (ie)
added May 30, 2016 19:17
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‘Veep’ Season 5, Episode 6: The Affront

. In a scene that feels as though it were ripped from an old Bette Davis movie, Selina, dressed in a flowing nightgown while darkly barking orders and smoking a cigarette, delivers a blistering monologue: “I am the first female president of the United Sta
New York Times
added May 30, 2016 14:25
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[Asia-pacific, Macau] Government open to revisiting smoking ban

the government would be open to debate on the continuing of smoking areas in casino VIP rooms, TDM radio reported. “It’s still early. But we’re open [to the idea]. We’ll analyse first; we have to be objective and open-minded,” Alexis Tam stated, suggestin
Macau Business Daily (mo)
added May 30, 2016 01:29
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[Asia, India] Campaign against smoking to be launched

Doctors, nurses and health workers should play a key role in creating awareness of the hazards of smoking among masses and explain its impact on vital organs, said Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar. Speaking at a seminar organised by the Health Department
The Hindu Online (in)
added May 30, 2016 01:27
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[Asia, India] Beware! Delhi police to fine Rs. 200 on those found smoking in public places

the Delhi Police have decided to strictly enforce a fine of Rs. 200 on smoking in public places. As per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003, smoking in public places is banned and those who violate the law will be slapped a fine o
India TV (Independent News Service)
added May 29, 2016 20:07
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