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[Asia] India's ITC shuts cigarette plants from May 4

shut its plants from May 4 to comply with a new stipulated pictorial warnings rule issued by the federal government, the company said in a statement. India's top court told tobacco companies on Wednesday they must adhere to a new federal rule requiring m
Reuters
added May 5, 2016 18:50
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FDA Regulations On Tobacco Products Welcomed, But FDA Still Has Critical To-Do List

Truth Initiative CEO and President, Robin Kovals...to advance measures including: A ban across all tobacco products on menthol/mint flavors and the candy, fruit and alcohol flavors...Requiring retailers to keep tobacco products behind the counter, strong
PR Newswire
added May 5, 2016 18:38
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Extending Authorities to All Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes, Cigars, and Hookah

This action is a milestone in consumer protection – going forward, the FDA will be able to: Review new tobacco products not yet on the market; Help prevent misleading claims by tobacco product manufacturers; Evaluate the ingredients of tobacco products
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added May 5, 2016 15:58
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[Korea - North] North Korea hails anti-smoking progress; leader Kim keeps puffing

The government has cut the total area planted with tobacco "as much as possible" and health warnings are required on cigarette packs, the North's official KCNA news agency said. "The number of non-smokers is remarkably increasing with each passing day,"
Reuters
added May 4, 2016 22:08
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[Europe, UK] Crackdown on e-cigarettes and BAN on menthols under new smoking rules announced today

The tobacco industry was dealt a huge blow today following the approval of sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, a ban on menthol cigarettes and a crackdown on the growing electronic cigarette market. Tobacco companies had protested
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 4, 2016 22:06
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[Europe, UK] Standardised tobacco packaging clears final legal hurdles

In its ruling today, the ECJ said extensive standardisation of packaging, the future EU-wide prohibition on menthol cigarettes and the special rules for electronic cigarettes are lawful... The directive also allows the UK to go further and introduce its
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 4, 2016 22:04
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[Australia, Canada] Patrick Hannaford: Mandating plain packaging on cigarettes doesn’t work

The Trudeau government’s plan to force tobacco companies to use plain packaging on their products is a paternalistic...Rather than following Australia’s implementation of ineffective plain packaging legislation, the Trudeau government should empower Cana
National Post (ca)
added May 4, 2016 17:11
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[Europe] CJEU Rulings on Tobacco Products Directive Bring Additional Confusion

“It is regrettable that the Court has decided to endorse the proliferation of different regulations for the same product across the European Union”, said Vassilis Vovos, JTI’s Western Europe Regional President. “This ruling goes against a fundamental pur
JT International (JTI) (Japan Tobacco) (jp)
added May 4, 2016 17:07
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[Asia, Europe] Tobacco Industry Loses Landmark Court Rulings in India & EU, Upholding Graphic Tobacco Warnings (and Other Health Measures in EU)

The India and EU rulings should embolden countries to move forward with implementing proven strategies to reduce tobacco use, as required by the international tobacco control treaty, the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 4, 2016 16:55
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Contesting the Science of Smoking

A decade after a judge ordered tobacco companies to acknowledge the dangers of low-tar cigarettes, they continue to dispute the scientific consensus.... Gori did not respond to phone messages.
The Atlantic Monthly
added May 4, 2016 16:40
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