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[Asia, India] State vows strict tobacco fight

The state will strictly implement the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) that mandates display of the the statutory warning on 85 per cent of the surface area of cigarette packets on both sides graphically and literally.
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Apr 22, 2016 16:35
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[Asia] For the first time, an Indian cigarette brand will cover its packets with bigger health warnings

A 75- year-old cigarette maker has broken ranks with its peers to print larger health warnings on tobacco products as ordered by the Indian government. Golden Tobacco Company, the Gujarat-based manufacturer of Panama and Golden Gold Flake cigarettes, wi
Quartz
added Apr 13, 2016 14:44
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Graphic warning labels on cigarettes may spur fears of loss of freedom

A new study suggests that graphic warning labels on cigarettes — cadavers, diseased lungs and gums, and smoke drifting around an infant — strike some people as manipulative, a reaction that could backfire on the attempt to steer individuals away from sm
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 7, 2016 08:41
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How graphic warnings on cigarette packets influence smokers' brains

Do graphic warning labels on cigarette packets really help smokers consider the health risks? Yes, according to the results of a new study, which found that such images prompt activity in areas of the brain associated with decision-making, emotion and me
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Feb 22, 2016 13:24
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WARNING LETTER: www.smokers-mall.com

FDA has determined that the website, http://www.smokers-mall.com, offers for sale or distributes cigarette tobacco and/or roll-your-own... A tobacco product with a label, labeling, or advertising that uses the descriptor “light,” “mild,” “low,” or a simi
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Jan 14, 2016 19:06
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Romania wants to ban the sale of flavored cigarettes and change the warning messages on cigarette packs

the Ministry will regulate the ingredients that can be used in tobacco products. It will thus ban the sale of flavored cigarettes and tobacco, including the electronic cigarettes’ liquid, and of those containing special additives such as vitamins, caffein
Romania Insider (ro)
added Dec 30, 2015 23:24
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Tobacco firms launch legal challenge against UK plain-packaging

British American Tobacco claimed that plain packaging was "not achieving its public health objectives", and was leading to younger smokers chosing cheaper, more unhealthy, brands. Imperial, Britain's leading seller of cigarettes, said legal action was a
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Dec 10, 2015 20:53
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[UK] UP IN SMOKE The data on plain cigarette packaging that tobacco companies don’t want you to see

Not all tobacco-control measures work in the same way. Simon Chapman, professor of public health at the University of Sydney, explains how some are quick-acting, like raising taxes or taking cigarettes off shelves. Others are on-going, slow-burn measures
Quartz
added Dec 10, 2015 20:47
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FDA takes action against three tobacco manufacturers for making “additive-free” and/or “natural” claims on cigarette labeling

to three tobacco manufacturers — ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc., and Sherman’s 1400 Broadway N.Y.C. Ltd. — who describe their cigarettes on product labeling as “additive-free” and/or “natural.” The warning letters are for violations
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Aug 27, 2015 14:02
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Time to quit / Even though it is clear how to get people to stop smoking, rates are still rising in many countries—even some in the rich world

Yet everybody now knows how to get people to quit: hike taxes, ban smoking indoors and advertising, publicise the health risks and help smokers to quit. Countries that follow these steps can see smoking rates fall fast: Uruguay’s fell from 33% to 25% in
The Economist
added Jul 9, 2015 15:44
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