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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Gov't issues graphic-warning regulations for tobacco products

THE GOVERNMENT has published the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on cigarette health warnings, signaling the start of graphic depictions of smoking hazards on tobacco products.
Business World (ph)
added Feb 11, 2016 20:01
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[Illinois] Chicago Finance Committee Approves Amended Tobacco Ordinance

Committee voted 22-9 to approve an amended tobacco ordinance that increases the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21, sets minimum prices for certain tobacco products, mandates minimum package sizes for various tobacco products, prohibits the redemption of
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Feb 10, 2016 22:45
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[Canada] Smokers' Helpline sees surge in calls after toll-free number included on cigarette packaging

A study supported by the Canadian Cancer Society has found a major jump in calls to a Smokers' Helpline after its telephone number was included on all packaging for cigarettes, as a result of a federal regulation from Health Canada.
Morningstar
added Feb 10, 2016 14:37
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Judge renews call for 'truth' statements about cigarettes

A federal judge remains determined to enforce her order that five corrective statements be used by tobacco manufacturers to inform consumers of the risk of smoking cigarettes. However, Judge Gladys Kessler of the D.C. District Court said Monday that the
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 10, 2016 02:18
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[Canada] More Smokers Calling For Help Thanks To Package Changes

A change in cigarette packaging has more smokers calling for help. The federal regulation change pushed ahead by Health Canada in March 2012 required the phone number for the Smokers’ Helpline to appear on all cigarette packaging. Since then, monthly ca
AM 900 CHML (Hamilton, Ont) (ca)
added Feb 9, 2016 23:32
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[Asia, India] Now, single cigarette pack comes in market

a manufacturer has started marketing one-piece cigarette pack with caution. Such packs surfaced in Bodh Gaya recently. Sale of loose cigarettes or single cigarettes, as it is called, is already banned in at least six states and Bihar was to follow. Anti-
Times of India
added Feb 9, 2016 23:27
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Australia a smoke-free nation by 2025, next are sugary drinks

The rate of smoking will soon be nothing more than a statistical rounding error. But health campaigners are switching their attention to other targets.
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Feb 7, 2016 21:47
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[France] 'Cigarette packs are just start'

Sarkozy yesterday warned party members at a meeting on agriculture and rural France: "If we accept the neutral cigarette packet, in six months you will be offered a neutral bottle of wine, and this will be the end of our names; it will be the end of our l
The Connexion (fr)
added Feb 5, 2016 14:23
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[France] 'Cigarette packs are just start'

February 04, 2016 NICOLAS Sarkozy, president of Les Républicains, has condemned the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. Last November, parliament narrowly passed a law to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes from May this year in a bid
The Connexion (fr)
added Feb 4, 2016 20:21
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] DENIS: TPPA and investor-state disputes, learn from Libyan ‘shocker’

a law proposed by the executive branch, made into law by parliament, then ruled upon by Australia's highest courts, was challenged in a private arbitration centre by this tobacco company. After this suit, at least 13 other countries (see graphic below) h
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:20
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