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Pictorial cigarette pack warnings: a meta-analysis of experimental studies [FREE FULL TEXT]

The evidence from this international body of literature supports pictorial cigarette pack warnings as more effective than text-only warnings. Gaps in the literature include a lack of assessment of smoking behaviour and a dearth of theory-based research on
Tobacco Control
added May 28, 2016 17:23

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Plain cigarette packaging to put smokers off, ministry hopes

The Health Ministry is pushing for plain packaging on all cigarettes sold in Indonesia to reduce the alarmingly high smoking rate, especially among adolescents, which claims 200,000 lives per year. The idea behind plain packaging is that a uniform, ugly
Jakarta Post (id)
added May 28, 2016 15:55


Categorically banning the word “mild” and extinguishing Middleton’s BLACK & MILD® trademark violates not only the TCA and the APA, but also the Constitution. The First Amendment protects trademarks and brand names. A per se ban on certain words in a tra
Amazon CloudFront
added May 28, 2016 02:01

Altria Sues FDA Over 'Black & Mild' Cigar Ban ($$)

accused the FDA of flouting the plain text of the Tobacco Control Act this month when it extended limits on cigarette marketing to cigars and pipe tobacco, among other products. Those limits include a ban on using words like "mild," but Altria argued that
added May 28, 2016 01:58

Altria Challenges FDA's Ban on 'Mild' Cigars

Included in the final deeming rule, which was released by the FDA earlier this month, is a requirement that manufacturers, importers and/or retailers cannot sell modified risk tobacco products — including those described as "light," "low" or "mild" — unl
Convenience Store News
added May 27, 2016 21:50

[Asia, India] Activists want plain packaging on cigarette packets

Even as tobacco industries protest against bigger pictorial warnings (85%, as notified recently by the ccentre) on cigarette packets, activists are pushing for plain packaging in India. "The idea behind plain packaging is to ensure that new addicts do not
Times of India
added May 27, 2016 19:20

[Asia, India] 85% pictorial warnings on tobacco packets in six days

Come May 31, 85% of space on cigarette packs and other tobacco products should have pictorial warnings about their adverse health effects. However, just six days before the rule comes into effect, there seems to be little movement on the ground to withdr
Times of India
added May 27, 2016 19:18

[Asia, India] 'Larger pictorial warning has little impact on smoking habit'

Amid a raging debate over larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets, over 70 per cent smokers have said it will have little impact on their smoking habit, according to a survey by insurance firm ICICI Lombard. The government has mandated companies t
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added May 27, 2016 18:58
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[Nevada] PACKHAM: Goal for World No Tobacco Day 2016: New packaging regulations

A key aim of World No Tobacco Day is to educate people about the work WHO undertakes in fighting the global tobacco epidemic. A large part of this work is educating the public about the manipulative tactics tobacco companies continue to use to “dupe” peo
Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal
added May 27, 2016 18:52

Global Tobacco Packaging Market 2016-2020 - Despite Protests, Regulatory Authorities Pushing Ahead with Plain Packaging - Research and Markets

"Global Tobacco Packaging Market 2016-2020" report to their offering. The report forecasts the global tobacco packaging market to grow at a CAGR of 2.47% during the period 2016-2020. The global tobacco packaging market shows some growth potential owing
Business Wire
added May 27, 2016 18:10
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