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[Australia, New Zealand] Pressure to bring in tobacco plain-packaging

The Government is being lobbied to bring the tobacco plain-packaging bill back to Parliament for a final vote, now the policy has been found to work "almost like a vaccine against tobacco" in Australia. The health select committee last year supported th
New Zealand Herald
added Mar 5, 2015 17:49
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[Africa] Tobacco industry accused of 'intimidation and interference' in Kenya

British American Tobacco has undue influence over the Kenyan government and is in breach of WHO tobacco convention...More than 50 years after Kenya gained independence from British colonial rule, one company is steadfastly refusing to loosen its grip on p
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 5, 2015 17:48
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[UK] Plain cigs a £137m ‘disaster’ at shops Government’s own report reveals new packaging rules will kill off many local shops ($$)

NEWSAGENTS and corner shops will be dealt a £137million blow if plans to sell cigarettes in plain packs go ahead.
The Sun (uk)
added Mar 5, 2015 17:45
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[UK] Ireland votes to bring in standardised tobacco packs

“We hope MPs in Westminster will follow suit to ensure our children are protected from a deadly addiction and vote for standardised packaging when they get the opportunity this month” - Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Mar 5, 2015 11:15
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[Europe, UK] Ireland bans branded tobacco packs

The UK is set to follow the Irish example with laws to be passed before the end of the month. Anti-smoking campaigners and Government say the ban will remove one of the last remaining and most powerful marketing tools of big tobacco firms, but it is fa
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 4, 2015 10:36
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[Ireland] Government prepared for lawsuit as tobacco plain-packaging Bill is passed

“We are prepared for legal action,” Dr Reilly said when asked about the response of the tobacco industry. “The Attorney General has her team together and we fully expect, once the legislation is enacted and commenced, that they will probably file a lawsu
Irish Times (ie)
added Mar 3, 2015 18:55
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[Africa, Kenya] You're Killing People, Tobacco Firms Told

THE World Health Organisation has put cigarette makers on the spot for flouting anti-tobacco laws like the ban on advertising. Last week, health officials from Africa met in Nairobi to mark 10 years of the WHO's framework convention on tobacco control (
All-Africa.com
added Mar 3, 2015 14:08
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[Australia] VIDEO: ITC Project: Plain Packaging of Cigarettes

The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project)...This report details how tobacco packaging plays a major role in tobacco advertising and marketing, as well as the potential health benefits of standardised or plain packaging regu
You Tube
added Mar 3, 2015 08:29
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New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

The agency faces an April deadline to submit reports to Congress on the public heath impact of raising the minimum tobacco purchase age to over 18, and how well the public understands the health consequences of using tobacco products. It's also in the mi
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 2, 2015 22:38
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[Australia, Europe, UK] More than two thirds of smokers are killed by diseases caused by tobacco use, says study

A study of 200,000 people in Australia – smokers and non-smokers over the age of 45 – has found that more people die from smoking tobacco than previously thought. It was believed that around half of long-term smokers are killed by smoking-related illnes
The Independent (uk)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:47
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