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[Australia] Effects of brand variants on smokers’ choice behaviours and risk perceptions

Australian tobacco companies have introduced evocative variant names...Some descriptors significantly enhance the appeal of tobacco products among different groups of smokers and may undermine plain packaging's dissuasive intent. Policymakers should expli
Tobacco Control
added Mar 26, 2015 09:58

[Australia] WikiLeaks reveals local health and environment rules under threat

Australian health, environment and public welfare regulation, including plain tobacco packaging legislation, will be open for challenge from largely US-based corporations, if a new deal that is part of the Trans Pacific Partnership goes through.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 26, 2015 09:41
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[Australia] Secret foreign courts ‘threaten democracy’

Wikileaks published a confidential chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)... The Australian government could be sued for unlimited amounts of compensation by foreign companies unhappy with our laws, a leaked document may reveal. On Thursday, Wiki
The New Daily (au)
added Mar 26, 2015 09:40

Health Warning Messages More Effective When Showing That Smokers Harm Other People

study that used neuromarketing techniques, initiated by the Neuromarketing Science & Business Association(NMSBA)....1. Pictorial health warning messages are more effective than text... 2. Communication oriented toward harm done to self and others is more
PR Newswire
added Mar 25, 2015 17:04

[Australia] KONCZAL: Free Trade Isn’t about Trade. It’s About Bureaucrats—and Guns.

provisions that are designed less for trade, and more about replacing public bureaucrats with private, corporate ones....Let’s dig into an example. In 2011, Australia passed the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011...globalization...about piling private burea
The Nation
added Mar 24, 2015 20:24

Tobacco Investors Shrug Off Europe’s Regulatory Moves

Despite a wave of regulation in Europe to ban branding on cigarette packages, tobacco shares have outperformed other consumer-goods makers
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Mar 24, 2015 20:18

Nicotine and the Developing Human: A Neglected Element in the Electronic Cigarette Debate [FREE FULL TEXT]

If electronic cigarettes are to play a beneficial role in strategies to end the tobacco epidemic without causing unintended harm, steps to protect the health of millions of pregnant women, infants, children, and adolescents are needed. Because nicotine e
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Mar 24, 2015 13:36

Nicotine and the Developing Human: A Neglected Element in the Electronic Cigarette Debate.

Human and animal data support that nicotine exposure during periods of developmental vulnerability (fetal through adolescent stages) has multiple adverse health consequences, including impaired fetal brain and lung development, and altered development of
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Mar 24, 2015 13:34

Special Report: When it comes to e-cigs, Big Tobacco is concerned for your health

The health warning on a MarkTen electronic cigarette package is 116 words long...Big tobacco companies have pushed for a range of controls on e-cigarettes. ... Big tobacco companies say their goal in pushing for firm control is not to hurt smaller competi
added Mar 24, 2015 03:32

[Asia, India] Pictorial warnings on tobacco packs: Health minister given petition with over 30,000 signatures

collected as part of a campaign backing the government's move to have new health warnings on packets of tobacco products in India have been submitted to Union Health Minister JP Nadda.
DNA India (in)
added Mar 24, 2015 01:34
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