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Big Tobacco is Losing Ground in Europe

“The business case is positive,” said Axa’s soon-to-be CEO Thomas Buberl. “It makes no sense for us to continue our investments within the tobacco industry. The human cost of tobacco is tragic — its economic cost is huge.”
Triple Pundit
added Jun 8, 2016 18:12
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Activists demand bigger, scarier warnings on cigarette packs

The cigarette box replica had been installed by a group of around 200 young people who think cigarette companies have not been frank enough about the dangers of cigarette smoke to consumers in pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs. The young campa
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 6, 2016 13:38
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[Canada] Editorial: Plain packages for cigarettes seem a certainty (with poll)

Playing tricks with the little boxes they’re sold in isn’t likely to make much of a difference, but the Liberals obviously feel compelled to take one more measure to persuade people to quit smoking or not pick up the habit at all. We’ll await the results.
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Jun 9, 2016 13:22
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COHEN: Let Smokers See the Warning They Need

As a recent voting member of the F.D.A.’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee, I reached out to Mitch Zeller...[FDA] has deferred action for too long, and must meet the tobacco companies with the same vigor, audacity and urgency that the indus
New York Times
added Jun 3, 2016 18:14
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[Australia] Cancer Council Victoria: Comments on Davidson, S and de Silva, A. Stubbing out the evidence of tobacco plain packaging efficacy (PDF)

This is a working paper that has not been scientifically peer-reviewed. It misunderstands or misrepresents -- the purpose, scope and role of the National Tobacco Plain Packaging Survey... The Davidson and de Silva paper also contains numerous errors of f
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Jun 3, 2016 18:06
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GLANTZ: Tobacco companies consider pack color an “ingredient” that creates “new” products; FDA should learn and reject SE claims

Lauren Lempert and I just published “Packaging colour research by tobacco companies: The pack as a product characteristic” in Tobacco Control. This paper shows that the industry treats pack color as an “ingredient” interchangeably with the contents of t
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 3, 2016 17:06
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[Australia] Smokers distort health warnings on cigarette packs, research shows

A study finds that smokers feel ostracised in society because of strict legislation, including plain packaging, and often obscure the warnings
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 3, 2016 15:00
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Packaging colour research by tobacco companies: The pack as a product characteristic (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

FDA should require full-length SE reports, rather than streamlined “Same Characteristics” reports, for all SE submissions with any color changes to the product’s packaging and labeling, and should conduct Social Science reviews that consider the public
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 23, 2016 20:09
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Packaging colour research by tobacco companies: the pack as a product characteristic

Companies use pack colours to manipulate consumers' perceptions of the taste, strength and health impacts of the cigarettes inside the packs, thereby altering their characteristics and effectively creating new products. In countries that do not require st
Tobacco Control
added Jun 4, 2016 12:33
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LEMPERT/GLANTZ: Packaging colour research by tobacco companies: The pack as a product characteristic / Implications for FDA Review of New Tobacco Products [FREE FULL TEXT]

FDA should consider any tobacco product with color changes in its packaging and labels as a “new product” subject to rigorous SE review. FDA should require full-length SE reports, rather than streamlined “Same Characteristics” reports, for all SE su
Tobacco Control
added Jun 3, 2016 17:15
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