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[Cameroon] Tobacco Consumption: Government Introduces New Packaging Measures for Tobacco Products

Officials of the Ministry of Public Health have presented a new tobacco packaging policy in Yaounde this 7th June 2018.This follows a joint ministerial order of 3rd January 2018 that defines new packaging and labeling modalities for tobacco products in Ca
Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) (cm)
added Jun 11, 2018 07:18
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[New Zealand] Shop owners say new cigarette rules are an inconvenience

Palmerston North shop owners say the move away from branded cigarettes to packaging that only shows graphic images of smokers' lungs and body parts won't change customer habits. Instead, they say, the only effect is on shop workers who must now fumble a
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jun 10, 2018 23:04
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E-cigarettes ubiquitous at schools despite all efforts: 'You won't find a kid in Georgia who hasn't vaped before'

A new study from Georgia State University supported that theory, citing the surging sales of JUUL and calling it the most popular e-cigarette brand in the U.S. Anna Belle Wallace, one of Jennings' classmates, said she remembers the burst of flavor when
Fox News
added Jun 8, 2018 15:24
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[New Zealand] Tobacco standardised packaging from today

The tobacco standardised packaging regime will be enforced from today, meaning tobacco packets will be the same standard dark brown/green background colour as Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland and France. The regime came was introduced on March 14, but
Sun Live (nz)
added Jun 7, 2018 06:31
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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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