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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar’s Weak Legislation a “Lucky Strike” for Foreign Tobacco Giants

Although the country ratified the WHO Framework Convention against Tobacco Control in 2004, Myanmar has failed to implement some of its guidelines – such as putting health warnings on cigarette packaging. That along with insufficient and poorly enforced
The Diplomat (jp)
added Nov 29, 2013 22:12
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[UK] Tobacco industry to fight 'standardised' cigarette packs in Europe

major cigarette manufacturers including Philip Morris International and Imperial Tobacco are keeping a close eye on developments in Europe, where policymakers are pushing through revised legislation on tobacco products. Among the European Commission's pr
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 3, 2013 15:20
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[Australia] LETTER: Ban on tobacco sales will create a black market

It is ridiculous to claim smoking will therefore “be phased out in six years’ time” as Ms Johnstone asserts. What is more likely is that Tasmania will continue to deal with the myriad health concerns of nicotine addiction, plus a fledgling, dangerously
Bendigo Advertiser (au)
added Sep 3, 2012 22:49
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[Indonesia] Crisis looms as industry lights up Asia

The west is winning the smoking war, but in our region, the fight has just begun.
The Age (au)
added Aug 25, 2012 23:33
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[India] New survey shows health warnings have helped smokers quit

New evidence from a Government sponsored survey of tobacco use prevalent in north India has shown that health warnings helped a large majority of smokers in quitting the killer habit.
Business Standard (in)
added Jul 29, 2012 22:12
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[California] Big Tobacco To Participate In Trans-Pacific Trade Talks In San Diego

On Monday, government officials from Singapore, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei, Australia, Peru, Vietnam and the U.S. will converge on the Hilton Bayfront to discuss the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement which would promote trade between growing n
San Diego (CA) Reader
added Jul 1, 2012 15:23
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Plain cigarette packaging likely coming to Canada

The federal government is moving forward on its pledge to require plain packaging for cigarettes sold in Canadian markets, a change that would further limit creative labeling and packaging techniques use by tobacco companies to attract customers.
GlobalTV (ca)
added Mar 15, 2016 12:21
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Russian tobacco producers may be ordered to list all cigarette ingredients

Nosov, a member of the State Duma Committee for Security and Anti-Corruption Measures, is drafting a bill that would require tobacco manufacturers to list all cigarette ingredients on the packs, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. He explained the need fo
Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) (ru)
added Aug 5, 2015 08:02
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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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[Canada] Harper Government takes action with larger health warnings on tobacco products - Tough new warning labels take effect today

of today, retailers must only sell cigarette and little cigar packages that display the new, larger health warning messages.
Health Canada
added Jun 19, 2012 17:20
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