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[UK] The response of young adult smokers and non-smokers in the United Kingdom to dissuasive cigarettes: An online survey

Our findings suggest that it may be possible to reduce the desirability of cigarette sticks by altering their design, e.g., with the addition of a warning or use of an unattractive colour.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 1, 2017 02:27
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Did independent and convenience (small) retailers comply with standardised tobacco packaging in the UK?

Given the value of such research in gauging the effectiveness of retailer-related tobacco policy,6 we examined independent and convenience (small) retailer compliance with standardised packaging legislation in the UK. Small retailers are an important grou
Tobacco Control
added Nov 28, 2017 21:39
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[Asia-pacific] Blow to tobacco control treaty as industry wins tax fight in south-east Asia

The powerful tobacco lobby last year stopped proposed cigarette tax increases in Malaysia and Indonesia, while Vietnam waived all duties on dried tobacco imports from Cambodia, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance said in a report released on Mond
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 28, 2017 16:56
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[Australia] More women getting lung cancer surgery as effects of smoking show up in new data

The number of women undergoing lung cancer surgery in Australia is escalating faster than that of men, reflecting the tobacco industry's aggressive marketing of feminised "slim" and "light" products in the 1980s and '90s. Health experts say this trend s
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Dec 11, 2017 17:45
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E-cigarette brand mocks tobacco control warning labels

Blu’s 2017 ‘Something Better’ print ad campaign prominently featured ad claims in the visual style of tobacco warning labels (‘Important: Contains flavor’; ‘Important: Vaping blu smells good’; ‘Important: No ashtrays needed’) (see figure 1). The fake and
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2017 04:57
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[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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[Australia] VIDEO: Is smoking glamorised too much in video games?

Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:33
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Study: Rated T video games glamorize smoking

42 percent of video games reviewed contained tobacco images but only eight percent of those had tobacco-related content descriptors. "People should know that the smoking depictions have the potential to drive behavior," said Dave Dobbins. He is with the
KTRK ABC 13 (Houston, TX)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:12
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PILLAY: Why Africa needs blockchain.

Another possible African application for blockchain is to assist in combatting the sale of counterfeit cigarettes. “This problem is very prevalent in Africa and to curb it manufacturers are now exploring the idea of storing the serials numbers of batches
IT News Africa (za)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:03
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[UK] LYONS: NO, BIG TOBACCO IS NOT MURDERING PEOPLE

We know the facts – they are emblazoned on every pack. We should be allowed to decide for ourselves. And the courts should treat the latest arguments about homicide prosecutions with the contempt they deserve.
spiked (uk)
added Nov 15, 2017 23:07
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