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[Canada] The Knight delay: inordinate and tactical -- but excusable too. Imperial Tobacco's request for dismissal is turned down.

Justice Nathan Smith today issued his decision to reject Imperial Tobacco's request that the Knight class action be dismissed because of the long delay in moving the trial forward....a class action filed against Imperial Tobacco 14 years ago, asking the c
Eye on the Trials (ASPQ) (ca)
added Aug 24, 2017 16:43
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health ministry rubbishes talk of ‘kiddie pack’ cigarettes

Minister Dr S Subramaniam said the ministry would not give approval for the sale of such packets as the law prohibits the sale of cigarettes in packs of less than 20 sticks. “The rumours of the ‘kiddie packs’ being sold are not true. The ministry has not
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:18
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Challenging The FDA On 'Natural' Cigarettes ($$)

case challenges a settlement agreement between the [FDA] and a cigarette company, which agreement allows the use of the word “Natural” in Natural American Spirit cigarettes’ product packaging and labeling. The case is Sproule v. U.S. Food & Drug Administ
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 18:28
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] SANTIAGO: Kiddie packs: Government caves in to tobacco lobby?

Instead of pandering to the whims of tobacco lobbyists, the government must consult all stakeholders including the Health Ministry, anti-tobacco lobbyists and schools to weigh in on the sales of kiddie packs. If these smaller packs come to be on sale, i
Malay Mail (my)
added Aug 22, 2017 02:29
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[Asia] Turkey to strengthen smoking ban

The Turkish Health Ministry announced that the ban may also be introduced on smoking in private cars. The Ministry also said single standards will be applied to imported tobacco products, as well as those manufactured in Turkey. “A tobacco producing co
AzerNews (az)
added Aug 21, 2017 14:35
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[Caribbean, Latin America] St. Lucia Introduces Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Labels

Under the change, implemented Aug. 16, cigarette products will include photos of children with breathing masks, discolored gums and blackened lungs. Facts about the harmful effects of smoking will also be included on every cigarette box.
teleSUR (ve)
added Aug 21, 2017 00:47
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Estimating the effects of novel on-pack warnings on young adult smokers and susceptible non-smokers

Illustrating the harms smoking causes to vulnerable groups may reduce the temporal distance and perceived control over smoking that young adults use to rationalise health warnings. Introducing more diverse warnings could recognise heterogeneity within smo
Tobacco Control
added Aug 20, 2017 00:31
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[Caribbean, Saint Lucia] Revised standards for tobacco labels in effect

It is now mandatory that tobacco products have graphic warnings which point to the dangers of cigarette smoke on their labelling. The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has revised the standard for labelling tobacco products on the island. The change
StLuciaNewsOnline.com (lc)
added Aug 19, 2017 21:10
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Frequency and Content of Conversations about Pictorial Warnings on Cigarette Packs

Health communication can influence behavior by changing social interactions. Our trial characterized social interactions about pictorial cigarette pack warnings with a large longitudinal sample in a real world setting. Understanding these conversations c
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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[Latin America] GLANTZ: How Colombia resisted Big Tobacco and implemented strong advertising restrictions and health warning labels

This paper shows how, with strategic assistance from the global tobacco control community, Colombia was able to defend and implement strong legislation restricting advertising, promotion, and sponsorship as well as strong health warning labels, consistent
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Aug 18, 2017 02:22
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