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[Asia, India] Tobacco products will continue to have 85% pictorial warning as SC stays Karnataka court order

A day after the Supreme Court of India stayed the Karnataka High Court judgement which struck down the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s (MoHFW) amended guidelines to have 85 per cent area of tobacco products packages covered with health warn
Down To Earth (DTE) (Society for Environmental Communications) (in)
added Jan 10, 2018 23:31
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India top court sets aside order canceling larger tobacco health warnings

India’s Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court’s order that quashed federal rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages, in a setback for the country’s $11 billion tobacco industry.
Reuters
added Jan 9, 2018 13:00
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[Asia, Korea - South] S. Korea to change graphic warnings on cigarette packs in December

The pictorial warnings need to be changed every 24 months as part of efforts to maintain the intended purpose of curbing smoking, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. The graphic images show smokers suffering from fatal ailments, such as lun
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Jan 4, 2018 12:33
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[Asia] Karnataka HC order reverses India’s world-leading attempt of 85% pictorial warnings on tobacco products

In the Karnataka HC judgment one of the judges, Justice Nagarathna, stated that it is unnecessary to have pictorial and textual warnings suggestive of cancer particularly when the contents of the said warnings are not universally accepted as medically pro
DNA India (in)
added Jan 4, 2018 07:42
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[Africa] Ethiopia: Govt Gives Up Tobacco Monopoly for U.S.$434 Million

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) paid 434 million dollars, in full, to buy the remaining shares owned by the government at the National Tobacco Enterprise, raising its stake to almost a billion dollars.
All-Africa.com
added Jan 4, 2018 07:41
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Open Access Battery Safety Information and Warnings on E-cigarette Packages and Online

Consumers must actively seek information about battery safety online to access it. Regulators should consider opportunities, such as health messaging campaigns, to educate the public and prevent harms resulting from battery failure.
Tobacco Regulatory Science
added Jan 11, 2018 18:36
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[Africa, South Africa] Health issues that will take centre stage this year

The latest proposals will likely ban outdoor smoking in public places as well as indoor smoking in “public places” – among others, such as plain packaging on packets. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has made these propositions as his department continu
News24 (za)
added Jan 2, 2018 03:20
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[Asia, Pakistan] Plan to increase size of pictorial warning on cigarette packets

The Ministry of National Health Services and Regulations on Friday issued the order of increasing the size of pictorial warning on cigarette packs up-to fifty per cent, said an official on Friday. Currently, 40 per cent of the cigarette pack is covered w
The Nation (pk)
added Jan 2, 2018 04:14
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[Asia, India] Apex court to hear today plea on pictorial warning on tobacco products

The Supreme Court agreed to hear today itself a batch of petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court order which quashed the government regulation that packets of tobacco products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of packaging space.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Dec 22, 2017 15:17
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[Asia, India] Tobacco Product Retailers Seek Roll Back Of 85% Pictorial Warnings

Over 1,000 retailers of tobacco products on Thursday protested outside the Union Health Ministry office in Delhi, demanding reduction in the size of the graphical health warnings on cigarette packets. According to the retailers, protesting under the bann
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Dec 22, 2017 01:59
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