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[Australia, UK] Will new laws make smoking cool again?

Claims that gruesome photos on Australian packets are not putting youngsters off smoking Are new rules making the 'cool' factor returning to smoking?
The Sun (uk)
added Jul 31, 2014 08:55
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[Australia, UK] STRINGHAM: Plain packaging is a losing strategy in the fight against smoking

plain packaging mandates have been of no measurable help in Australia, and there’s no reason for us to start playing the dangerous game where government starts censoring the use of of logos.
City A.M. (uk)
added Jul 31, 2014 00:35
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[South Africa] S.Africa plans plain cigarette packaging by 2015 - minister

South Africa aims to force cigarette companies to sell products in plain packets by next year, despite an ongoing World Trade Organisation (WTO) investigation into Australia's ban on tobacco branding, the health minister said on Thursday.
Reuters
added Jul 30, 2014 09:38
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[Australia, UK] Tobacco group’s advert ‘misled public’ ($$)

lost another round in the battle to stop plain packaging reaching Britain after the advertising watchdog upheld a complaint against a campaign that suggested there was no “hard evidence” it would reduce smoking.
Times Of London (uk)
added Jul 30, 2014 06:38
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Vietnam's nascent anti-smoking laws flouted by public, manufacturers

“The packs without the scary images sell for between 20-50 percent more,”...She more or less confirmed rumors that cigarette companies produced a surplus of image-free packaging during the transition period.Given the enormous profits at stake, tobacco com
Thanh Nien (vn)
added Jul 30, 2014 05:41
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STATEMENT OF RONALD J. BERNSTEIN PRESIDENT AND CEO OF LIGGETT VECTOR BRANDS LLC BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

the renegade tobacco industry has also re-labeled “little cigars” as “filtered cigars” while making minimal changes to the weight of the product. This has created another tax dodge that has cost the federal government close to $900 million. Together wi
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 12:18
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Wyden Statement on Tobacco Tax Avoidance and Evasion

Today the Finance Committee will examine a classic case of tax evasion: How dozens of companies making tobacco products dodge taxes owed under current law by changing only a few words on packaging labels. This evasion fleeces taxpayers out of billions of
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 11:00
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[Asia, India] UP court recommends plain packaging for cigarettes

The Allahabad high court has recommended to the centre to soon consider asking tobacco companies to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products in plain, rather than fancy, packets. "Colorful packaging in vogue currently draws the attention of youths. Suc
Hindustan Times (in)
added Jul 28, 2014 11:18
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[UK] Regulatory Policy Committee raises plain pack concerns

The Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) has raised a number of concerns about the UK government’s Impact Assessment on plain packaging, and its effect on small businesses. The RPC gave the government’s Impact Assessment an ‘amber’ rating which mea
Convenience Store (uk)
added Jul 28, 2014 11:13
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[Australia] One in five cigarettes smoked in Britain avoids UK tax as holidaymakers stock up abroad

The proportion of cigarettes used in Britain without paying UK duty leapt by more than 40 per cent in the last year, the latest findings from an annual study compiled for tobacco manufacturers claims....But studies in Australia, which introduced plain pa
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 28, 2014 05:03
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