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TAN: Smoking In Asia: A Looming Health Epidemic

After a spate of tobacco-related policy changes in China and across Asia, governments can only hope that these will be enough to stem the looming health epidemic that threatens to reverse the socioeconomic gains of the past decade.
Asian Scientist (sg)
added Aug 24, 2012 01:54
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[Australia] Cigarette plain-packaging finds favour in New York

IN THE face of fierce opposition to plain-pack cigarettes from some American politicians, Australia's Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek, has found high-profile allies. Among them is the New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who was ''terrifically enthusiast
The Age (au)
added Aug 15, 2012 19:50
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[Australia, UK] TAFFLER: The Guardian Blogs (blog) Tobacco packets attract children. Now argue against making them plain

The tobacco industry depends on attractive packaging to draw in young recruits as the old ones die
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Jul 17, 2012 05:35
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How to give it: Arabella Weir / The comic actor and writer supports Cancer Research UK because her parents died of the disease ($$)

Arabella Weir, 54, is a comic actor and writer. She supports The Answer is Plain, a campaign by Cancer Research UK that is asking the government to strip cigarette packaging of its branding to make it less attractive to children.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jun 16, 2012 18:20
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On Fifth Anniversary of Landmark Tobacco Law, Leading Health Groups Call on FDA to Prioritize Three Actions To Accelerate Progress Against Tobacco Use

2009 law granting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over tobacco products, 10 leading public health and medical organizations today commended the FDA for the steps it has taken to reduce tobacco use and called on the FDA and the Obama Admin
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 20, 2014 13:01
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[Brazil] Plain packaging reduces the appeal of smoking

Central's open access journal BMC Public Health provides a report on the appeal of plain cigarette packs, compared to branded packs, among women in Brazil, and finds that plain packs reduce the appeal of their contents.
EurekAlert
added Sep 4, 2012 08:30
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[Australia] Big tobacco brands to target teens to shore up smoking rates as plain packaging bites

CIGARETTE companies will ramp up their fight to attract more teenagers using marketing tactics to prevent smoking rates from falling, experts warn.
Adelaide Now -- The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (au)
added Aug 29, 2012 20:50
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Indonesia's Tough Tobacco Rules Close to Being Signed

A landmark government regulation on tobacco control is being finalized and will be signed soon, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Wednesday.
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Aug 2, 2012 06:22
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[New York] For Teenage Smokers, Removing the Allure of the Pack

Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work.
New York Times Blogs
added Aug 1, 2012 15:34
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[India] Anti-tobacco activists move to strip cigarette packs

A study published in The Indian Journal of Public Health says that more uneducated users in India find current pictorial warnings don’t motivate them to quit. But cigarette sellers in Delhi don’t see much difference between their educated and uneducated
Smart Planet (CBS Interactive)
added Jul 31, 2012 12:22
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