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Amended China law curbs tobacco ads in land of smokers

A revised Advertisement Law approved on Friday by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislative body, bans tobacco ads in the mass media, in public places, on public vehicles and outdoors, the official Xinhua news agen
Reuters
added Apr 25, 2015 12:11
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India vows to press tobacco companies for bigger health warnings

India is committed to boosting the size of health warnings on tobacco products, the government said on Friday, seeking to deflect criticism for delaying tougher new packaging rules beyond a deadline of April 1.
Reuters
added Apr 24, 2015 13:33
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[North Carolina] Bill calling for child-resistant packaging advances

The Senate passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would mandate child-resistant packaging and warning labels on liquids used with electronic-cigarette vaporizers. Senate Bill 286 will now go to the House for consideration. Its primary sponsors are Sens.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 24, 2015 13:25
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[UK] Slaying the dragon: how the tobacco industry refuses to die

The tobacco industry is using an increasing range of techniques to regain its influence over public policy making—with some alarming success, reports Jonathan Gornall
British Medical Journal
added Apr 24, 2015 11:31
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[North Carolina] Rules on child-resistant packaging for e-cigarette liquids advance

Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also is spiking.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 23, 2015 11:28
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EDITORIAL: The Perils of Smokeless Tobacco

experts convened by the F.D.A. cast doubt on Swedish Match’s claim that snus are substantially safer than cigarettes. The F.D.A. should not approve any change in labeling without much stronger evidence to support the company’s assertion.
New York Times
added Apr 23, 2015 09:13
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EDITORIAL: Scanning the brain for answers about effectiveness of graphic warning labels [FREE FULL TEXT]

adds to the growing list of literature on GWLs by providing support for the utility of these important health-messaging tools ... Further, understanding how the brain responds to different GWLs can also help inform the development of more effective types
Tobacco Control
added Apr 21, 2015 22:56
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay] AL-MAEENA: Merchants of death flex their muscles

Avaaz, a global civic NGO…is leading the fight against this latest diabolical attempt …it’s using a closed-door international tribunal that ruled for corporations ... rulings are binding, even though many of the judges are private citizens with corporate
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Apr 21, 2015 22:47
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[North Carolina] Bill would require safety packaging for e-cig fluids

The law would ban the sale of any e-liquid product without the packaging and warning labels in North Carolina...next step in reducing potential public health harm from e-cigs and vaporizer devices.... the bill is endorsed by Reynolds American Inc. and Lo
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 21, 2015 15:39
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Uruguay] IP impact of leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership chapter debated

The chapter that has become public concerns investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)...as to whether Australia’s existing anti-tobacco regulations are under threat from this specific trade agreement, that falls into the ‘probably not’ category, according
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Apr 21, 2015 10:50
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