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[Canada, UK] Plain Packaging – International Overview (PDF)

Summary: Plain packaging was implemented in Australia in 2012, has been adopted in Ireland and the United Kingdom for implementation May 20, 2016, and is under formal consideration in Norway, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, France, Canada, New Zealand, Singap
ASH London (uk)
added May 20, 2016 23:36
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[UK, UK-Scotland] Plain packaging to go ahead after tobacco firms lose court appeal

Cancer Research UK said Scotland was the first place in the UK to support the move. The charity’s cancer prevention expert Linda Bauld, based at the University of Stirling, said: “Standardised packaging will remove one of the last forms of tobacco marke
Holyrood (uk)
added May 19, 2016 20:22
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HUBER: A Dangerously Good Year for Tobacco

The future does not have to be as bleak as the financial figures indicate — we have made tremendous progress in the tobacco war, and without this progress the death toll would be even more catastrophic. Current trends such as taxation, standardized packa
Huffington Post (blog)
added May 18, 2016 16:29
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[Europe, UK] BATES: Who cares about a few thousand dead? Defending EU limits on the strength of nicotine e-liquids

Five ways in which the 20mg/ml nicotine strength limit will cause harm 1. Nine percent of a big number is a still a big number / 2. Counting the vapers but think of the smokers / 3. Blocking the transition pathway from smoking to vaping / 4. Coping r
The Counterfactual (Clive Bates blog) (uk)
added May 17, 2016 17:13
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[Australia, UK-Scotland] Dodgy Cigs Report: Key Points (PDF)

Australia introduced plain packaging in 2012. There, the tobacco industry used reports with flawed methodologies to make sweeping claims that use of illicit tobacco had risen, despite more reliable Government figures showing that it had not. It takes t
ASH Scotland
added May 16, 2016 14:13
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[UK-Scotland] Dodgy Cigs Report (PDF)

If you listened only to the tobacco industry, and the groups they fund, you would think that illicit tobacco - consisting of tobacco smuggled from outside the UK without paying duty, counterfeit cigarettes that appear to be wellknown brands and "cheap wh
ASH Scotland
added May 16, 2016 14:12
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[UK-Scotland] Statistics ‘do not bear out claims’ of major tobacco firms

‘BIZARRE’ claims that tougher tobacco laws will boost crime must be ignored to protect public health, an anti-smoking charity said yesterday. ASH Scotland’s ‘Dodgy Cigs’ report shows the UK trade in black market cigarettes and tobacco has declined every
TheNational.scot (uk)
added May 16, 2016 14:01
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[UK] New EU rules on nicotine strength not a problem for most vapers

“This survey provides further confirmation that regular use of electronic cigarettes is almost without exception confined to smokers and ex-smokers. It is encouraging that among those who have never smoked, we continue to see very little experimentation
ASH London (uk)
added May 16, 2016 13:40
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[Europe, UK] New EU rules on e-cigarettes and tobacco packets: Everything you need to know

How will new EU rules affect smokers here in Britain? Revisions to the EU Tobacco Products Directive will come into effect on Friday May 20, bringing wide-ranging changes to vaping and tobacco products. On top of the updated EU directive, the UK Gover
The [London, UK] Express
added May 12, 2016 16:06
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[UK] Anti-smoking charter proves popular

Over 50 organisations have signed-up to a charter that aims to create a generation of smoke free Scots by 2034. Led by health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Scotland, the charter asks organisations to do something to reduce tobacco use throug
Third Force News (uk)
added May 12, 2016 12:24
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