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DAUBE/CHAPMAN: The Australian's dissembling campaign on tobacco plain packaging

But The Australian's reports have — as their authors must have expected — attracted attention overseas. UK headlines include “Plain packaging has backfired in Australia — don't bring it to the UK”, “Australia tobacco sales increase despite plain packagin
Medical Journal of Australia
added Aug 29, 2014 15:18
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[Australia] Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging

Tobacco industry claims change would harm small businesses, but Australian experience refutes that
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 29, 2014 14:15
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Australia’s plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade

AUSTRALIA WAS THE first country in the world to introduce standardised packaging for tobacco products in December 2012. New Zealand, Ireland, and the UK are currently considering similar legislation.
The Journal.ie (ie)
added Aug 29, 2014 14:14
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[Australia] Plain packaging claims up in smoke: study

"As Big Tobacco desperately tries to misrepresent the impact of plain packaging in Australia to try to stop the dominoes falling in the UK and beyond, this research yet again underscores why you can't believe a word this industry says." Cancer Council Vi
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:47
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[Australia, UK] VIDEO: Plain Cigarette Packs Do Not Hurt Retailers

The Tobacco Manufacturers' Association in the UK claim previous studies have found the opposite - that numbers of counterfeit cigarettes go up and cost AU$1bn (£564m) in lost taxes. They added: "The limited telephone survey published in the BMJ only cove
Sky News (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:45
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[Australia, UK] Plain cigarette pack fears 'unfounded,' says study

In conclusion, the study suggests there is no evidence for many of the "fears" proposed by opponents of standardised packaging.
National Health Service (NHS) (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:44
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[Africa, Uganda] MPs call for ban on single cigarette sticks

MPs on the parliamentary forum for non-communicable diseases (PFNCD) want a ban on selling single sticks of cigarettes. They also demand that 75% of the cigarette packets bear visible health warnings with pictures showing harmful defects suffered by ciga
The New Vision (ug)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:42
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[Germany, Ireland] German lobby backs Irish anti-smoking plan

German health campaigners have written to Enda Kenny backing plans for plain packaging ... comes after German politicians and businesses previously claimed the plans would boost cigarette smuggling, reduce taxes and hurt the economy.
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Aug 29, 2014 11:29
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[Australia] Cigarette plain packaging fear campaign unfounded, Victoria study finds

Daube, said the research had “meticulously exposed” the lies told by tobacco companies. “Tobacco specialises in false claims and dodgy reports, hoping that nobody will expose them,” he said. “That’s why this paper is so important.”
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 11:25
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[UK] Australia shows that plain tobacco packaging significantly cuts smoking

Tobacco industry claims about the harmful impact of plain packaging for cigarettes are “false”, health campaigners have said, after an Australian study found that none of manufacturers’ arguments have been borne out by evidence.
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 11:21
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