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[Asia] Tobacco warning must on 85% pack area, WHO tells India

With the government dragging its feet on implementing harsher anti-tobacco warnings on packages, the WHO has urged the Ministry of Health to roll its earlier decision to cover 85% pack area with stricter warnings.
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added May 4, 2015 19:37
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[Asia] Smoking kills — in India too

Even after taking into account all these differences, we find that smokers have a higher death rate than non-smokers. Among men, daily smokers are 1.14 times as likely to die between the two interviews as the non-smokers and occasional smokers. Lest this
The Hindu Online (in)
added May 4, 2015 12:39
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MWV Announces Completion of the Sale of European Tobacco Folding Carton Business to AR Packaging Group

announced the completion of the previously announced sale of its European-based tobacco folding carton business to AR Packaging Group AB. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Business Wire
added Apr 30, 2015 13:21
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MWV Reports Improved First Quarter Results

Volume declined modestly (<-1%); made gains in beverage, tobacco and certain food applications versus softer overall paperboard packaging markets
Business Wire
added Apr 29, 2015 13:29
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[Indonesia] Govt Pro-Cigarette Industry, Says Observer

Kartono said among the examples was the relatively-affordable cigarette prices. “People from the lower class and children can buy them. ... The second example Kartono mentioned was about the pictorial warning that appeared to be intentionally covered by e
Tempo (id)
added Apr 29, 2015 06:18
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[UK] The King's warning: expert says George VI should be anti-smoking image

Top surgeon suggests images of the Queen’s father, who died at 56 of coronary thrombosis – 90% due to smoking – should serve as warning on cigarette packets...Professor Harold Ellis said George VI’s death in 1952 at the age of only 56 should serve as a na
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 28, 2015 13:17
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[Indonesia] Cigarette warnings covered by excise bands: Survey

more than half of the tobacco product packages it surveyed were covered by excise bands. "We suspect that the covering was done intentionally to blur the warning on health damage caused by smoking," said Tulus Abadi of the YLKI at the launch of the surve
Jakarta Post (id)
added Apr 28, 2015 09:21
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[Europe, Portugal] New law bans smoking in closed public spaces, nicotine in e-cigarettes

Portugal's government has approved amendments to the law on tobacco that foresee the prohibition of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine and of smoking in all closed public spaces, according to a statement released after the weekly cabinet meeting. T
Portugal News (pt)
added Apr 28, 2015 08:28
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[Europe, Ireland] State wants to have legal challenge brought against its plan to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes referred to EU court

JTI Ireland Ltd has challenged the Government's plan to bring in plain packaging claiming it cannot unilaterally introduce it on its products as a member of the EU. In proceedings before the Commercial Court JTI is seeking orders preventing the Minister f
Irish Independent (ie)
added Apr 28, 2015 07:25
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[Australia, Malaysia, Uruguay] NIJAR: Law Speak - A ‘toxic’ clause to note

Three top law firms – Freshfields (UK), White & Case (US) and King & Spalding (US) – dominate...will Malaysia sign a TPPA with a clause which even the trade commissioner of the EC, and the conservative Financial Times, called “toxic”?
Sun Daily (my)
added Apr 27, 2015 23:19
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