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[Philippines] 'Per-stick cigarette buyers need to see warnings too'

Tobacco companies on Tuesday largely snubbed an Indonesian law requiring them to put graphic photo warnings on all cigarette packs being sold, marking another setback in a country that's home to the world's highest rate of men smokers and a wild, wild w
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Oct 19, 2014 20:03
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Control Groups Ask Senate to Pass Bill

have urged the Nigerian senators to ensure that the National Tobacco Control Bill, NTCB, is passed under the current administration to give Nigerians a reassurance that they are committed to protecting public health as their representatives.
This Day (ng)
added Oct 19, 2014 11:37
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[France, Ireland, North Carolina] Gov. to French, Irish: Don't mess with our tobacco

In a trans-Atlantic debate over cigarette packaging, North Carolina's governor poses a rhetorical question to the Irish and French governments: Would Guinness be recognizable labeled simply as "beer?" Or would champagne sell as well in a bottle lacking i
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 17, 2014 16:57
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[Asia, India, Russia] TAURO: Towards tobacco control…Better Late Than Never

Will India also say yes to not only tax, but to tax sufficiently high, and include all tobacco products including those that are specifically the leading causes of illness and death in this part of the world – beedi, pan masala and raw tobacco? Here is
Citizen News Service (CNS) (in)
added Oct 17, 2014 14:35
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FDA Panel: Chantix Boxed Warning Should Stay

Action Points An FDA advisory committee voted overwhelmingly that varenicline (Chantix), a drug to help people stop smoking, should continue to carry a boxed warning about the risk of severe neuropsychiatric events, with several panel members suggesting i
MedPage Today
added Oct 17, 2014 13:15
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[New Zealand] Logo up for smokers - study

found smokers leave their packs with the brand logo facing up 80 percent of the time. Otago University's Nick Wilson said the new study showed cigarette packs' role as a marketing tool.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Oct 16, 2014 23:46
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'Lost pleasure' from smoking not a cost in economic analyses

"Lost pleasure" represented by consumer surplus should not be considered in economic impact analyses of tobacco regulation, according to an ideas and opinions piece published online Oct. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 16, 2014 20:33
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Canada: What were they smoking? Experts want health on tobacco litigation agenda

health minister cancelled the entire grants and contributions component of the national tobacco strategy. This cut millions of dollars of funding from troublesome NGOs which had pressed the government to produce the up-dated warnings. Needless to say, pla
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 16, 2014 19:06
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FDA Panel: Chantix Boxed Warning Should Stay

An FDA advisory committee voted overwhelmingly that the stop-smoking drug should continue to carry a boxed warning about the risk of severe neuropsychiatric events, with several panel members suggesting it should be strengthened.
MedPage Today
added Oct 16, 2014 17:46
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Pfizer, FDA Square Off on Chantix Psych Risk

The maker of the popular stop-smoking drug varenicline (Chantix), Pfizer, says new data indicate the risk of suicidality and other serious psychiatric events is not as great as once thought, and has applied to the FDA to remove a boxed warning on those ri
MedPage Today
added Oct 16, 2014 16:06
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