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'Lost pleasure' from smoking not a cost in economic analyses

"Lost pleasure" represented by consumer surplus should not be considered in economic impact analyses of tobacco regulation, according to an ideas and opinions piece published online Oct. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 16, 2014 20:33
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[Australia] Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs: How Long Before the Effects on Adolescents Wear Out?

When novel, GHWL on cigarette packs increase cognitive processing among adolescents. However, this effect diminishes after 5 years, suggesting more regular message refreshment is needed. Australia’s adoption of plain packaging is intended to undermine pos
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 15, 2014 20:57
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[Africa] Ghana to introduce pictorial health warning on cigarettes

Ghana would introduce pictorial health warnings on cigarette pack by the close of the year, Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Leader of the Ghanaian delegation to the 2014 6th Session of Conference of Party (COP6), announced. He said in 2013/2014 Ghana has stren
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Oct 15, 2014 16:02
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Philip Morris Braces For Ireland's Tobacco Plain Packaging Legislation

Ireland’s effort at plain packaging legislation has received vociferous support from Prof Mike Daube, a key figure in Australia’s similar effort. Australia’s cigarette plain packaging law, which came into effect in December 2013, is supposed to be the mo
Trefis
added Oct 8, 2014 14:49
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Reynolds changes Pall Mall packaging

to offer “a more contemporary look.” The change is scheduled to begin next week, and the change affects packs and cartons. “The upgraded packaging will reflect the current color theme of styles, now with a more premium and relevant design,” spokesman Rich
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 27, 2014 14:35
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$10 billion cigarette case headed back to Illinois Supreme Court

appellate court reinstated the verdict in April, agreeing with the plaintiffs' attorney that new evidence might have altered the top court's decision in 2005 to overturn the judgment. Philip Morris asked the Supreme Court to revisit the case, and the top
Chicago Tribune
added Sep 24, 2014 18:56
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South Africa plans plain cigarette packaging by 2015: minister

South Africa aims to force cigarette companies to sell products in plain packets by next year, despite an ongoing World Trade Organisation (WTO) investigation into Australia's ban on tobacco branding, the health minister said on Thursday.
Reuters
added Jul 25, 2014 10:17
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[Australia, Canada, UK, USA] Cigarette Warning Labels Can Cause a Smoker to Quit: The Bigger the Better

"Warning labels vary widely from country to country but it's clear that once people see the labels, the same psychological and emotional processes are involved in making people consider quitting smoking," said Hua-Hie Yong, one of the researchers, in a n
ScienceWorldReport
added Jul 11, 2014 07:26
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[Indonesia] Pictorial warning on tobacco products ineffective: YLKI

The Indonesian Consumer Foundation (YLKI) says pictorial warnings showing the health dangers of tobacco use on cigarette packs do not lead to a significant decrease in the numbers of smokers in Indonesia. “Therefore, apart from the pictorial warnings, t
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 1, 2014 12:19
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Has plain cigarette packaging backfired? Australian figures show 59 million MORE cigarettes were sold during first year of ban on branded packs

The increase in sales is thought to have occurred because smokers are now purchasing the cheapest cigarettes available and are returning for repeat purchases more often.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 6, 2014 09:44
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