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[UK] Media Intelligence Partners

2 Working for Philip Morris International 2.1 Against Plain Packaging 2.1.1 Scaremongering on Illicit in the UK 2.2 Freedom of Information Requests to Local Councils
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Nov 28, 2014 12:42
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[Australia] Big Tobacco distributes report bullying plain packaging laws

Philip Morris and British American Tobacco have briefed research and data to media outlets as "proof" plain packaging laws have failed, on the eve of their second anniversary on December 1. Philip Morris is promoting "a new piece of independent research
The Age (au)
added Nov 28, 2014 12:24
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[UK] Big tobacco warns on trademarks

representatives from across the globe have written to the govern­ment, arguing that rules mandating plain packaging for cigarettes violates intellectual property rights. “There are ways to regulate effectively in the public interest. Mandating destructio
City A.M. (uk)
added Nov 28, 2014 12:01
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3 Questions: Jonathan Gruber on the cost of smoking

A. Given this evidence, policymakers should not be applying the standard economics model [in which people are presumed to act rationally] to smoking policy, which would imply relatively little merit for features such as warning labels. Rather, it is impor
MIT News Office
added Nov 28, 2014 03:59
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[Asia] China anti-smoking legislation draws plaudits, implementation concerns

Yang Gonghuan, deputy head of Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, said it is the first time China has considered state-level legislation on tobacco control, which has demonstrates the country's great determination on the issue.
Ecns.cn (cn)
added Nov 28, 2014 03:55
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[Australia] British American Tobacco spokesperson claims smoking among young people going up with plain packaging

British American Tobacco says government statistics show the increase in smokers aged between 12 and 17. Scott McIntyre is a spokesman for British American Tobacco - and he speaks to Marius Benson about the figures.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 27, 2014 13:22
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[Asia] India to raise age for tobacco purchases, ban single sales

Health campaigners Wednesday welcomed India's unprecedented plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarette sales, calling them a major step towards stopping nearly one million tobacco-related deaths a year.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 27, 2014 13:21
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Removing the emperor’s clothes: Australia and tobacco plain packaging (PDF)

no illusions about the obstacles entailed in taking on massive global industries. Chapman and Freeman offer encouragement that, given persistence, good science, research-based recommendations, skilled advocacy and perhaps above all, politicians with integ
University of Sydney eScholarship Repository (au)
added Nov 26, 2014 11:19
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[Sweden] Swedish Match’s claim that perceptions of health risks of snus are exaggerated is likely incorrect

FDA should recognize that data from studies, including those cited by Swedish Match, that use a single question to measure comparative harm are likely to underestimate the proportion of people who consider smokeless tobacco to be less harmful than cigaret
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 26, 2014 10:47
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[USA] Summary of UCSF public comments to FDA on Swedish Match MRTP application

Swedish Match’s claim that perceptions of health risks of snus are exaggerated is likely incorrect
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:32
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