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[Europe] WHO and EU clash with tobacco industry over plain packaging effectiveness

The industry says plain packaging has no visible impact on smoking rates while it opens the door to black markets. On the contrary, the WHO insists on the effectiveness of the measure and rules out any link to illicit trade. From its side, the EU has ad
EurActiv
added Jun 6, 2018 00:28
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FDA Blitz on Nicotine Product Sales to Minors

The FDA’s new Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan has taken aim at companies that design and market their electronic nicotine delivery systems to appeal to children and teens. In its first salvo, the agency launched a weeks-long national undercover blitz in Apr
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Jun 5, 2018 23:16
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[UK] 'This was definitely a mistake': Model shares his embarrassment at posing for impotence warning on the back of a packet of tobacco

Marley Bennett, from Easton, Bristol, tweeted a snap of a packet of tobacco, claiming to be the model used for the warning that smoking can cause impotence. He said it was 'definitely a mistake' to have posed for the image in a tweet that has since gone
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 6, 2018 01:41
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[Europe] Plain packaging: ‘Brand-theft’ or better consumer protection?

The rising trend of imposing plain packaging on unhealthy products has raised eyebrows in the industry, which fears that its brands are under threat. The World Health Organisation, on the other hand, insists that the measure provides a long-term benefit
EurActiv
added Jun 6, 2018 01:39
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Health campaigner Mike Daube named West Australian of the Year

A staunch health campaigner who helped toughen up tobacco control has been named Western Australian of the Year. Mike Daube was awarded the State’s top honour at Crown Perth last night, ahead of this weekend’s WA Day celebrations.
West Australian (au)
added Jun 4, 2018 14:47
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AHA: Hollywood Silent on Request to Give R Rating to Movies With Smoking

The silent film era ended nearly a century ago, but Hollywood is still mute when it comes to demands to change its rating system to award an R rating to most movies that feature tobacco. Last August, the American Heart Association and 16 other health and
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 2, 2018 00:08
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HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS TIGHTENING ITS TOBACCO RULES

South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has published a new tobacco control bill which, if passed into law, will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold, marketed and regulated in the country. Health and Medicine Ed
Eyewitness News (za)
added Jun 1, 2018 21:24
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How tobacco companies have used package quantity for consumer targeting

Industry documents speculated about many potential effects of package quantity on appeal and use, depending on brand and consumer segment. The search was non-exhaustive, and we could not assess the quality of much of the research or other information on w
Tobacco Control
added Sep 10, 2018 23:42
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[Canada] Health minister favours warnings on cigarettes as feds outline tobacco strategy

The federal health minister says she’s in favour of putting health warnings directly on individual cigarettes in what she calls a “bold” idea.” The proposed measure is being studied by Health Department officials, Ginette Petitpas Taylor said Thursday as
Canadian Press
added Jul 4, 2018 16:29
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[Canada] Health minister favours warnings on each cigarette as feds outline tobacco strategy weed

The proposed measure is being studied by Health Department officials, Ginette Petitpas Taylor said Thursday as she announced Canada's tobacco strategy. "Some people have suggested the idea of putting a warning on individual cigarettes and using what we
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jun 4, 2018 14:57
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