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Canada Proposes Plain Tobacco Packaging

On Monday, Justin Trudeau the leader of the Liberal Party in Canada as well as the son of former Prime Minister Margaret Trudeau proposed the introduction of Plain Tobacco Packaging. The move which has the support of the Canadian Cancer Society would re
The Cigar Authority
added Oct 6, 2015 22:40
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[Canada] Editorial: Plain packages for cigarettes seem a certainty (with poll)

Playing tricks with the little boxes they’re sold in isn’t likely to make much of a difference, but the Liberals obviously feel compelled to take one more measure to persuade people to quit smoking or not pick up the habit at all. We’ll await the results.
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Jun 9, 2016 13:22
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Czech Republic Opens Assault on Smoking and Drinking

The government’s plan includes a ban on smoking in restaurants, higher prices for tobacco and alcohol, more graphic warnings on cigarette packets, more limits on video gambling parlors, and fines for “operators of facilities in which drunk children would
Transitions Online
added Jan 19, 2016 17:04
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Supreme Court gives tobacco industry interim relief

The Supreme Court on Friday (20) issued an interim order staying the gazette notice for 80 percent pictorial warnings on cigarette packs issued by Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena in a split decision of 2-1 by a panel of three judges. The interim ord
The Nation (lk)
added Sep 22, 2013 07:23
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[Australia, Canada, New York] Graphic labels are seen as key to anti-smoking campaign

International cigarette advertising research has shown that “smokers have misperceptions about their products,” Bansal-Travers said, “and colors and labels on packs communicate misperceptions to smokers. Graphic warning labels are a cost-effective and ve
Buffalo (NY) News
added Nov 16, 2014 18:29
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[Africa, Australia] Zambia, Zim and Malawi oppose stiffer legislation on tobacco

SOUTHERN African countries have opposed stiffer tobacco legislation to compel them to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. Francois van der Merwe, chief executive officer of the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA), said the countries,
Zambia Post (zm)
added Nov 1, 2013 14:59
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[Canada, China, Eastern Europe, UK] Is smoking finally on its way to being stamped out?

So, while the ruling doesn’t sound the death knell for Big Tobacco, it is a blow as the industry grapples with its biggest crisis in decades, with many of the biggest manufacturers scrambling for growth in an environment in which governments are increasi
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 6, 2015 19:53
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Editorial: Plain packaging for cigarettes makes sense in Canada and beyond

The federal government’s plan to impose plain packaging on cigarettes is a welcome addition to the long list of measures already taken to make smoking unattractive, inconvenient, expensive and socially unacceptable. And the plan, coupled with Quebec’s la
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Jan 7, 2016 16:54
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Chile anti-smoking bill has tobacco industry on edge

A tough anti-smoking bill is trying to get nicotine-hooked Chile to kick the habit, but has provoked a backlash from the powerful tobacco industry. The bill would force cigarette makers to use identical packaging covered in chilling anti-smoking ads, lim
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 19, 2015 10:48
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[New York] RIGHTMYER: The truth about tobacco

Albany (NY) Times-Union
added May 6, 2012 19:07
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