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[UK] Retailers report sales slump following plain packaging legislation

While the eradication of branded packets has made distributing cigarettes to customers more confusing and labour-intensive, the most damaging aspect of the new legislation has been banning packets of 10. Owner of Tara’s News in Buckinghamshire, Raaj Cha
Asian Trader (uk)
added Jul 27, 2017 15:22
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Can't see the woods for the trees: exploring the range and connection of tobacco industry argumentation in the 2012 UK standardised packaging consultation

the wide range of cost (and contested benefits) based arguments highlights the risk of TTCs overloading policy actors and causing delays in policy adoption. Illicit trade related arguments are central to providing a rationale for these arguments, which in
Tobacco Control
added Jul 26, 2017 23:06
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Save the date; UCSF "It's About a Billion Lives" symposium will be Friday Feb 2, 2018

Keynote: Smokefree or Up in Smoke? Reinvigorated tobacco control policy in an era of legalized marijuana... This is a public symposium open to all members of the University community, public health and health professionals, the media, and the public
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 26, 2017 19:39
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[Asia, Nepal] CHAPAGAI: Where there’s smoke / Plain packaging is expected to limit and reduce the attractiveness of cigarettes

in order to implement plain packaging and make Nepal a tobacco-free country, the government should start work to prepare a policy. The government can provide cash incentives and agricultural inputs to tobacco farmers to encourage them to switch to growing
Kathmandu Post (np)
added Jul 26, 2017 19:29
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Could redesigning supermarkets, bars and restaurants ‘nudge’ us away from harmful consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco?

This ambitious four year research programme will systematically test ways of redesigning real-world supermarkets, bars and restaurants which could reduce consumption. Specialist laboratory studies to understand promising mechanisms will also be carried
University of Bristol (uk)
added Jul 24, 2017 22:07
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Strong Uptake in Tobacco Uptake Warning

Our chart today shows the number of countries that have legislated for mandatory graphic images, and this has now reached 78 countries, covering close to half of the world’s population. This initiative has been promoted by the World Health Organisation’s
The Market Mogul (uk)
added Jul 24, 2017 16:17
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Effects of Filter Ventilation on Behavioral Economic Demand for Cigarettes: A Preliminary Investigation

This selective effect suggests that regulatory action banning filter ventilation would only reduce cigarette consumption when effective substitutes for vent-blocked cigarettes are available...effects of removing filter ventilation on demand measures appe
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 22, 2017 21:16
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Methodological approaches to assessing tobacco health warnings $$

Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 22, 2017 21:14
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[Australia] Former solicitor-general Justin Gleeson ‘proud of tobacco fight’

“Personally I’m proud of it, but it’s no false modesty to say that it in fact involved a large team of government lawyers,” he said.
The Australian (au)
added Jul 20, 2017 18:22
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Daily chart: The last gasp

Although the number of countries adopting such measures has steadily grown, loopholes remain common. Outside Europe, taxes on cigarettes tend to be low. As a result, smoking in the rest of the world was just as affordable in 2016 as it was in 2008—and in
The Economist
added Jul 21, 2017 15:21
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