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[Australia, Ireland, UK] Plain packets help smokers quit by killing brand identities

The proof is in the packaging. Making all cigarette packets look the same reduces the positive feelings smokers associate with specific brands and encourages quitting, Australian research shows. The findings come ahead of the UK and Ireland introducing
New Scientist
added Feb 25, 2017 00:22
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[Australia, South Africa, UK] OSSOWSKI: Harm reduction for tobacco addicts – plain packaging doesn’t work

nd development officer at ‘Students for Liberty,’ Yaël Ossowski, cites international examples of where the plain packaging of cigarettes, while seeming to work initially, failed dismally in reducing harmful tobacco consumption
Biznews (za)
added Feb 24, 2017 19:39
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[Australia] Smoke signals: The decline of brand identity predicts reduced smoking behaviour following the introduction of plain packaging [FREE FULL TEXT]

The findings provide the first quantitative evidence that brand identities may help maintain smoking behaviour, and suggest the role of social-psychological processes in the effectiveness of public health policy.
Science Direct
added Feb 24, 2017 14:29
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[Australia, UK] Plain packets help smokers quit by killing brand identities

Making all cigarette packets look the same reduces the positive feelings smokers associate with specific brands and encourages quitting, Australian research shows. The findings come ahead of the UK and Ireland introducing plain tobacco packaging in May.
New Scientist
added Feb 24, 2017 14:27
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[UK] Tobacco and plain packs – new ACS guide for retailers

A new guide offering advice for retailers on standardised tobacco packaging and the impact of the EUTPD2 regulations is now available from the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS). From 20 May, retailers will only be able to sell tobacco in standardi
Talking Retail (uk)
added Feb 23, 2017 13:18
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[UK] Big Tobacco sets stage for alcohol to defend brands

December, the government advisory board Public Health England proposed extending plain packaging to alcohol. With so much of the value of a product tied up in external features, from the curves of a champagne bottle to the punk labels of craft beer, the
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 22, 2017 16:07
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Reminder: Cigar Warning Statements and Warning Plans

Among the regulatory provisions made applicable to cigars, were requirements related to the inclusion of health warning statements on packaging and advertisements. These warning statement requirements must be implemented pursuant to a warning plan approve
JD Supra, LLC
added Feb 22, 2017 03:43
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[Asia, Pakistan] Enforcement of 85pc pictorial health warning on cigarette packs urged

Representatives of various civil society organizations have urged the relevant bodies to act quickly in implementing the new tobacco control rules as early as possible, without any revision. National Coordinator, Coalition for Tobacco Control – Pakistan,
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Feb 21, 2017 02:54
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT loses major case against printing gory images on cigarette packets

British American Tobacco filed an appeal seeking nine months to implement health warnings contained in the 2014 Tobacco Control Regulations, which took effect in September last year. They claimed it would cost about Sh93 million in one financial year to
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Feb 20, 2017 16:01
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT case to avoid health costs goes up in smoke

Cigarette manufacturers will contribute a percentage of their profits to cater for adverse effects of tobacco use, a court has ruled. They will also have to publish graphic images on their packaging to warn the public against tobacco use. A three-judge be
The Standard (ke)
added Feb 20, 2017 16:00
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