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[Africa, UK] ASHALL: My experience with British American Tobacco’s shameful behaviour in Ethiopia

BAT) was aware and fully involved in getting those posters on poor storefronts in Addis, even though BAT knew that advertising cigarettes was against Ethiopian law. Indeed, British American Tobacco ignored all of my attempts to contact them through thei
The Great Tobacco Plague - A doctor's experience of the world's biggest preventable killer (Dr Frank Ashall blog)
added Oct 29, 2015 13:19
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[Tanzania] Activists, experts call for tobacco total ban

HEALTH experts and anti-tobacco activists have received the Tobacco Products Regulations recently published in the government gazette with a frown, demanding for a total ban...Dr Ali Mzige said that the coming into force of the regulations means that the
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Apr 6, 2015 14:58
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] EDITORIAL: Towards a smoke-free tomorrow

India is serious. Sadly, Sri Lanka is not. The battle against the tobacco industry has only begun, it would seem. Let the authorities get more serious. Let them begin with imposing a ban on the sale of loose cigarettes. Let us look to a smoke-free Sri La
The Nation (lk)
added Jan 3, 2015 22:47
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[Canada] Anti-smoking warnings getting a cold shoulder

Young adults are brushing off warnings that smoking will kill them, choosing instead to light up in social settings. This is helping to stall the decline in Canada's smoking rate, a new University of Waterloo report suggests. Researchers argue Canada mu
Kitchener-Waterloo (ONT) Record (ca)
added Jan 31, 2014 00:03
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Comments on the Philip Morris-funded London Economics report “An analysis of smoking prevalence in Australia, Final”, November 2013 (PDF)

given the likely mode of effect of this policy, it is likely to be many years before an impact on the decline in prevalence can be accurately assessed. While statistics can be misused for political purposes, the laws of mathematics can be changed for no
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Nov 28, 2013 00:30
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Warnings of Adverse Side Effects Can Backfire Over Time

Building on construal-level theory, we argue that this is because temporal distance evokes high-level construal, which deemphasizes side effects and emphasizes message trustworthiness. In four studies, we demonstrated this phenomenon. For example, partici
Psychological Science
added Sep 25, 2013 05:33
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[Canada] Letter: For the sake of our children, flavoured tobacco products should be banned

They were in brightly coloured packs labelled “Cigars,” ... I don’t want my kids to have to go through this. I am doing my part to educate them on the dangers of smoking, but the government must also do its part. Ordinary citizens like me cannot prevent
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Apr 19, 2013 13:44
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[New Zealand] Your Issues

Tobacco tax has increased by more than 30% since April 2010. It's getting even higher. / Council by council, outdoor smoking bans are getting more and more repressive. / From 23 July 2012 on, smokers will no longer be able to see the choice of tobacc
My Opinion Counts (Philip Morris New Zealand)
added Jul 20, 2012 10:30
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[Dominican Republic] UPDATE 2-Australia hit with 3rd WTO complaint on tobacco law

The Dominican Republic filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization about Australia's tobacco packaging laws on Wednesday, becoming the third country to challenge regulations strongly opposed by big cigarette manufacturers.
Reuters
added Jul 19, 2012 07:05
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[South Africa] Tobacco Products Control Act, 1993

To prohibit or restrict smoking in public places; to regulate the sale and advertising of tobacco products in certain respects and to prescribe what is to be reflected on packages; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Acts Online (za)
added Jun 21, 2012 08:05
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