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[UK] Smoking rates among children in England fall to record low

What made the difference? Government action including banning tobacco advertising, putting large health warnings on packs and making all enclosed public places smokefree. But more needs to be done....Every day’s delay means hundreds more children start s
ASH London (uk)
added Jul 25, 2014 10:34
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South Africa plans plain cigarette packaging by 2015: minister

South Africa aims to force cigarette companies to sell products in plain packets by next year, despite an ongoing World Trade Organisation (WTO) investigation into Australia's ban on tobacco branding, the health minister said on Thursday.
Reuters
added Jul 25, 2014 10:17
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[UK] Plain packaging slammed by Mars lawyers

Should the government proceed with plans to introduce plain packaging, it could lead to brand names being put into plain type, as well as certain colours and shapes being removed from product packaging. Mars argued that these types of branding helped co
City A.M. (uk)
added Jul 25, 2014 10:16
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VIDEO: WATCH: Australian Plain Packaging Leads To Explosion In Fake Cigarette Sales

According to a Channel Seven News report (below) about a raid on illegal cigarette sales in a Sydney market, the policy has boosted counterfeiting and smuggling by about 40 percent. Now that cigarette packaging is much easier to copy, seizures of illicit
breitbart.com
added Jul 24, 2014 09:37
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[Australia, UK] LETTER: CHAPMAN: Still in denial over tobacco packaging

Japan Tobacco International’s Daniel Torras is wrong in claiming that Australia’s recent dramatic fall in smoking prevalence was “consistent with pre-existing trends” ... Like Monty Python’s Black Knight talking about “just a flesh wound” after losing all
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 23, 2014 20:58
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[Australia, UK] LETTER: If it doesn’t work, why are tobacco companies against plain packaging?

attempt by Daniel Torras (July 22) to take the moral high ground on the use of statistics in the tobacco plain packaging debate. But if participants in the tobacco industry regard it as a “fact” that plain packaging does not work, why do they continue to
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 23, 2014 20:56
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[UK] Tobacco – Australia data provides ammunition for plain packaging elsewhere

Alert: Significant drop in smoking rates there likely to be used by UK government as evidence that plain packaging “works”
Citi Research
added Jul 23, 2014 15:47
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[Ireland] Reilly won't be taking crucial health policies to his new job

CHILDREN'S Minister James Reilly will only have a minor role working with the Department of Health... won't have direct responsibility for public health ...Health Minister Leo Varadkar is understood to have been opposed to having elements of his departmen
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jul 23, 2014 13:14
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Big Tobacco's smoke and mirrors won't work this time

Despite overwhelming evidence, Big Tobacco just won't admit plain packaging has drastically reduced smoking rates. Thankfully, their hollow denials now lack any impact, writes Simon Chapman.... Like Monty Python's Black Knight talking about "just a flesh
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 23, 2014 13:06
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[Ireland] Tobacco giants may sue over plain packaging

Ireland could have to pay hundreds of millions in compensation to tobacco giants if plain packaging is introduced, according to Exane BNP Paribas... believed the tobacco industry had a “robust case against plain packaging which would allow it to claim co
Irish Times (ie)
added Jul 22, 2014 15:01
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