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[Australia] High Court decision on tobacco next week

The federal government will learn next week whether its world-first laws forcing all cigarettes to be sold in plain packs have survived a High Court challenge by big tobacco.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Aug 9, 2012 16:02

[Canada] Canadian Smokers Still Lighting Up Despite Graphic Warnings

cigarette packages in Canada have featured the health warnings since last fall and they may not be having the intended effect, according to a new survey commissioned by Health Canada.
Convenience Store News
added Aug 8, 2012 12:41

[Canada] Health warnings on cigarette packs don’t deter most smokers, survey finds

a new survey commissioned by Health Canada has found that past warning messages have persuaded only a minority of smokers to try to quit or reduce their consumption of cigarettes.
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Aug 6, 2012 15:19

Five-year survey confirms Uruguay's world-leading tobacco control strategy is delivering results

The ITC Uruguay Survey (the Survey) found that the country's world-leading, comprehensive tobacco control strategy has had positive effects on raising awareness of the true harms of smoking, reducing misperceptions about "light/mild" cigarettes, reducing
Medical Xpress (
added Aug 3, 2012 01:49

[UK] Government ‘may have already made up mind’ over plain packs

THE GOVERNMENT has already decided to require cigarettes to be sold in plain, brand-free packets even though it has not yet completed its consultation on the issue, cigarette maker Japan Tobacco has claimed.
Asian Trader (uk)
added Aug 2, 2012 07:47

[India] Health ministry plans plain packaging of tobacco products

Plain packaging could help bring down tobacco usage by heightening the effect of pictorial warnings, said a policy document by Australia-India Institute Taskforce on Tobacco Control released here Monday.
Zee News (in)
added Jul 23, 2012 18:08

[UK] Pro-tobacco activists accused of harassing and abusing anti-smoking campaigners as government considers banning branding on cigarette packets

Pro-tobacco activists have been accused of harassing and threatening to kill health experts and anti-smoking campaigners
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 4, 2012 04:49

Implications of Ongoing Trade and Investment Disputes Concerning Tobacco: Philip Morris v. Uruguay (PDF)

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
added May 15, 2012 14:35

[UK] Des King: Government’s plan to eliminate smoking – it’s just plain stupid

Des King questions if the Government’s plain packaging plans will stop young people from smoking
Packaging News (uk)
added May 10, 2012 13:33

[Europe] Big Tobacco Fumes Over New EU Salvo in Cigarette Smuggling War

A European Union plan to crack down on cigarette smuggling has manufacturers such as British American Tobacco Plc up in arms about red tape, signaling that the bloc’s promise of more business-friendly regulation has clear limits when it comes to smoking.
Bloomberg News
added Nov 19, 2017 15:37
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