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[South Africa] NICHOLSON: World Conference on Tobacco or Health: keeping the focus on the tobacco industry

The conference closed with the announcement that South Africa had won the bid for the 17th WCTOH, the first time the conference will be hosted by an African nation. The challenge was set with the words of Nelson Mandela: “I have walked that long road to
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Apr 15, 2015 09:00
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Swedish Company Asks F.D.A. to Remove Warnings From Smokeless Tobacco Product

It could also reshape American tobacco regulation, tilting it away from requiring the maximum warnings for every product toward a principle of reducing harm. In other words, proponents of this strategy say, smokeless tobacco like snus may not be good for
New York Times
added Apr 8, 2015 14:06
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Questions and answers on plain packaging in Australia (PDF)

Prevalence of smoking in Australia fell dramatically between 2010 and 2013. The available evidence suggests that plain packaging is likely to continue to contribute along with Australia’s other tobacco control policies to further reducing the prevalence
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Mar 15, 2015 12:37
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[Ireland] There’s now THREE tobacco giants who aren’t happy with the Government at all

Philip Morris, Imperial Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco Limited have all sent legal letters to the Government on the issue, threatening varying levels of action, Minister for Children James Reilly has said. The latest, Philip Morris, has written regarding the
The Journal.ie (ie)
added Mar 11, 2015 11:11
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[Africa, Kenya] You're Killing People, Tobacco Firms Told

THE World Health Organisation has put cigarette makers on the spot for flouting anti-tobacco laws like the ban on advertising. Last week, health officials from Africa met in Nairobi to mark 10 years of the WHO's framework convention on tobacco control (
All-Africa.com
added Mar 3, 2015 14:08
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[Ireland] Senator calls for 99% tax on tobacco profits amid legal threat

A leading oncologist and Senator has called for a 99% tax on the profits of tobacco companies - if they pursue their threats of legal action against the State.... Professor John Crown has welcomed the news, and said the Government should do more to chall
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Feb 18, 2015 20:39
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[Australia] Philip Morris Issued A Long-Winded, Hacking Response To John Oliver’s Anti-Tobacco Rant

"we take seriously the responsibility that comes with selling a product that is an adult choice and is harmful to health.” Translation: Don’t listen to John Oliver. He’s just a stupid comedian, and we know we’re selling a deadly product. He’s not as smar
Uproxx
added Feb 17, 2015 17:39
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[Asia, Pakistan] Cigarette packs to cover 85 percent pictorial warning: Saira Tarar

Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar on Wednesday announced that new pictorial warning will cover 85 percent of cigarette packs on both sides in the country.
Business Recorder (pk)
added Feb 11, 2015 23:18
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[Netherlands] Dutch toughen anti-smoking policy, introduce age limit for e-cigarettes

Dutch anti-smoking policy is to be made tougher and the minimum age to buy electronic cigarettes is to be set at 18...include placing photographs of smoke-damaged organs such as lungs on packets of cigarettes and rolling tobacoo
DutchNews.nl (nl)
added Jan 23, 2015 14:55
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NOCERA: Nicotine Without Death

Warner and Pollack believe that using tactics from all three groups might give us the best chance to end smoking once and for all. Yes, continue the marketing campaigns that have helped reduce smoking, but, at the same time, allow advertising that promote
New York Times
added Nov 30, 2014 15:56
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