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VIDEO: People can't stop laughing at this anti-plain packaging ad and its 'terrible' Australian accent

A US lobby group has released a volley of attack ads targeting Australia's plain packaging laws... have left policy advisers and viewers in stitches. ... posted by the Property Rights Alliance... "His accent is the result of a smoking induced stroke," wro
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jun 8, 2016 14:41
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[Africa, Kenya] New headache for tobacco companies as Health ministry seeks to enforce plain packaging for cigarettes

“A formal plan and timeline for implementation of plain packaging shall be developed in line with the national tobacco control programme and priorities,” said Dr Cleopa Mailu, the Health Cabinet secretary, during an event to mark the World No Tobacco Da
Daily Nation (ke)
added Jun 1, 2016 20:29
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[Europe, France, Ireland, UK] Implementation of 'plain' tobacco pack law approaches

The standardised tobacco pack law comes into effect on 20 May in the UK...France and Ireland also introduce the measure on the same day and more governments are set to eventually follow suit after tobacco firms lost their legal challenge against EU rules.
Packaging News (uk)
added May 16, 2016 19:34
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[Asia, India] 'Punjab not implementing pictorial warning rules on tobacco packets'

Voice of Tobacco Victims (VoTV), an organisation running anti-tobacco campaigns, has lamented that the rule of having 85 per cent pictorial warning on tobacco products was not being implemented in Punjab. Patron of VoTV, Dr Prahlad Duggal, said it was su
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added Apr 18, 2016 23:01
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[Europe] Germany: tobacco graphic health warnings to finally turn the tide?

Germany is set to introduce graphic health warnings. Despite tentative progress in recent years, Germany has historically been one of Europe’s poster children for tobacco control legislative failure. That reputation may begin to change from 20 May, when
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Apr 16, 2016 11:13
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[Asia, India] ITC may defy pictorial norms diktat; to resume production

ITC Ltd may defy government’s regulation on putting bigger health risk warning on cigarette packs by resuming its production presumably in packs that do not comply with new norms. This could be a beginning of a major showdown between the government and
DNA India (in)
added Apr 16, 2016 11:05
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[India] Why livelihood of tobacco workers is the wrong argument to make against large pictorial warnings

Rubbishing claims of the tobacco industry, anti-tobacco activists say there is no evidence to suggest that the introduction of large size pictorial warnings on tobacco packets have an adverse effect on the livelihood of tobacco workers or tobacco growers
Scroll.in (in)
added Apr 11, 2016 18:26
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[Netherlands] Pictorial Cigarette Warning Labels: Effects of Severity and Likelihood of Risk Messages [FREE FULL TEXT]

our findings suggest that it is worthwhile to further explore the addition of likelihood of risk text-messages to pictorial cigarette warning labels, which is not the current practice in most countries.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 9, 2016 14:21
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[Missouri] St. Louis jury sides with Philip Morris in class-action suit seeking $1.5 billion

The lawsuit, first filed in 2000, claimed that light cigarette packages promised lower tar and nicotine but were made from the same tobacco as regular cigarettes, and were in fact more dangerous for consumers. Smokers might compensate for the lower nicot
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Apr 8, 2016 04:24
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Asia's No. 2 Cigarette Maker Drops After Closing India Factories

ITC Ltd., Asia’s second-largest cigarette maker by market value, declined from a four-month high after shutting Indian factories in protest against a new government rule mandating bigger health warnings on its packs. Shares in the company part-owned by B
Bloomberg News
added Apr 4, 2016 18:20
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