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[Asia] Cigarette packets to look frightening in India with 85% pictorial warning

But in the next few months we will see that the packets will be completely full of pictorial warning, occupying as much as around 85 percent of the real estate on a cigarette packet. And the Indian government has made it very clear that it is going to ge
NVO-Northern Voices Online (in)
added Oct 31, 2014 19:06
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[Asia] India tightens rules on cigarettes, tobacco branding

Tobacco companies in India will have to stamp health warnings across 85 percent of the surface of cigarette packs and other products, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, joining nations such as Thailand and Australia with stringent marketing rules.
Reuters
added Oct 31, 2014 18:59
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[Australia, France] FERDMAN: When all cigarette packs look the same, fewer people buy them

a 10 percent reduction in cigarette use by 2025 might not be out of reach. It might also lead to a domino effect, in which other countries that are considering similar legislation - including the United Kingdom and New Zealand - are inspired to move towar
North Jefferson News (Gardendale, AL)
added Oct 30, 2014 22:38
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Regulatory Threat Hits European Tobacco Growth Prospects

Tobacco profit growth in Europe will be more subdued than previously predicted as smokers switch to cheaper brands and tighter regulations turn people away from lighting up, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
Bloomberg News
added Oct 30, 2014 14:23
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[Europe] Cigarette design and marketing features are associated with increased smoking susceptibility and perception of reduced harm among smokers in 27 EU countries

findings call for a stronger regulation of tobacco ingredients, packaging features and other marketing strategies that may increase the attractiveness of tobacco products or promote perceptions of harm reduction.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 29, 2014 13:46
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[China] Changes in tar yields and cigarette design in samples of Chinese cigarettes, 2009 and 2012

use of ventilation to decrease TNCO emissions is misleading smokers to believe that they are smoking a ‘light/low’ tar cigarette that is healthier, and is potentially forestalling the quitting behaviours that would begin to reduce the health burden of tob
Tobacco Control
added Oct 29, 2014 10:23
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[Australia, Canada, UK] PARKE: Why support the TPP when it will let foreign corporations take our democracies to court? | Melissa Parke

the chilling effect ISDS clauses can have on a government’s willingness to regulate. Canada withdrew a proposal for plain packaging of tobacco, following the threat of ISDS arbitration under Nafta. Here in Australia, rural communities have successfully ca
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Oct 29, 2014 09:46
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[Australia, New Zealand] The impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on health: Why an independent, comprehensive health impact assessment is crucial prior to signing

Indeed, even when the evidence of harm is substantial, industries such as Tobacco have a long and consistent history of systematically undermining and legally contesting the available scientific evidence, aiming to ensure that the benefit of any doubt is
New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Oct 28, 2014 01:37
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[Australia, Hong Kong] Fair Trade Group Calls for Release of TPP Text

“The inclusion of Investor-State Disputes (ISDS) in the TPP would mean that US companies will be able to sue ...Philip Morris tobacco company had to find an obscure Hong Kong investment agreement with ISDS to sue our government over our plain packaging le
Scoop (nz)
added Oct 28, 2014 01:33
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[Korea - South, Pakistan, Philippines] Philip Morris to stop exports to 2 countries due to tax stamp

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. said Sunday it will stop exporting cigarettes to at least two countries, with the impending implementation of the cigarette tax stamp system.
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Oct 27, 2014 14:48
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