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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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[New Zealand] Anti-smoking group urges NZ to adopt plain tobacco packaging

But Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) spokeswoman Stephanie Erick said New Zealand was falling behind on plain packaging. "We must not allow the tobacco industry to slow the momentum that has been set," she said.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:44
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[Ireland] McDowell questions legality of proposal to penalise firms representing big tobacco

Former attorney general Michael McDowell believes it would be unlawful for the Government to seek to impose blanket bans on legal firms who act for big tobacco tendering for legal services advertised by the State.
RTÉ Online [Radio Telefís Éireann] (ie)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:17
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[Asia, Korea - South] In South Korea, skin aging might be the scariest damage of cigarette smoking

On Mar. 1, a collaborative team of industry representatives and academics at Sogang University released the results of a survey it conducted last year on cigarette warning images in South Korea at the request of the Korea Health Promotion Foundation.
The Hankyoreh (kr)
added Mar 2, 2015 09:29
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In landmark FDA tobacco study, e-cig questions likely to linger

is poised to release initial data ...researchers expect many key questions about e-cigarettes to remain unanswered. The five-year Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study of about 46,000 people, begun in 2011, is expected to provide a wea
Reuters
added Mar 1, 2015 12:41
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