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[USA] EDITORIAL: Australia shows the impact of stronger cigarette warnings

protecting commercial speech should not mean inhibiting consumers from understanding the true effects of smoking. The tobacco companies should stop their international campaign against measures that protect public health, and the FDA should take critical
The Washington Post
added Jul 21, 2014 22:47
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[Australia, UK] LETTER: It is wrong to suggest plain packaging has worked

As a director of the second largest tobacco company in the UK, I am concerned by some of the misleading statements by tobacco control lobbyists reported in your article “Australia smoking rates tumble after plain-packaging shift”
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 21, 2014 22:41
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[Philippines] Gov't optimistic of reducing smoking through warnings on tobacco products

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona said the Philippines is the latest developing country to follow other nations in requiring pictorial health warnings. "We now join the group of Brazil, Singapore and Indonesia that have implemented simila
Philippine Star (ph)
added Jul 21, 2014 12:43
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[Philippines] Smoking Philippine leader OKs cigarette warnings

Aquino signed the law Friday "to effectively instill health consciousness through graphic health warnings on tobacco products," presidential spokesman Herminio Coloma Jr. said. With the law, the Philippines joins more than 40 other nations and territorie
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 21, 2014 12:30
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

Li is suing manufacturer China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial (CTJI) and a Beijing supermarket that sold him a 10-pack carton of Jinsheng cigarettes in March ...arguing that their claim the low-tar cigarettes with Chinese herbs are a safer option than regular
South China Morning Post
added Jul 20, 2014 10:45
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[Ireland, Florida] Reilly hails 'landmark' tobacco damages order

"It's a landmark decision in the US. According to lawyers for the plaintiff the tobacco companies are putting the lives of innocent people in jeopardy by not properly informing ...The Irish government is determined that we will introduce plain packaging
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Jul 20, 2014 09:44
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[Australia, UK] SNOWDON: Dogs bark, cows moo, ASH lies

Use whatever term you want - "spinning", "bending the facts", "twisting the truth" - but ASH are doing what they have been doing for years. They are - quite simply - lying, and they are using the crudest of tricks to do so.
Velvet Glove, Iron Fist (Christopher Snowdon blog) (uk)
added Jul 19, 2014 12:08
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[Africa, Nigeria] No Plan To Ban Tobacco Smoking – Reps

House of Representatives yesterday stated that it had no plans to ban tobacco smoking in the country. Instead, the House clarified that a proposed legislation it was presently considering sought to “regulate” tobacco production, packaging and promotional
Leadership (ng)
added Jul 18, 2014 18:27
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[Australia] Heavy smokers take a breather ($$)

AUSTRALIAN smokers say they are consuming fewer cigarettes than they did three years ago, as public health measures, plain packaging and tax rises prompt people to avoid or address the deadly habit.
The Australian (au)
added Jul 18, 2014 18:03
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Uruguay: Anti-Tobacco Measures Have Led to 22% Drop in Heart Attacks

Since strong anti-tobacco measures were instituted in the small South American nation in 2006, there has been a historic fall in heart attacks and other conditions linked to tobacco use. Winston Abascal, the director of the Public Health Ministry's Progr
InSerbia (rs)
added Jul 18, 2014 17:02
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