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Saudi Arabia tells WTO it plans to adopt plain tobacco packaging

The move by Saudi Arabia, a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council trade bloc, follows a WTO ruling in June in favor of Australian packaging laws in what was seen as a test case for tobacco control. Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic had t
Reuters
added Sep 12, 2018 19:53
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Massachusetts Judge: FDA Withheld, Delayed Agency Action On Warning Labels ($$)

a Massachusetts federal judge compelled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to promulgate a final rule implementing Section 201(a) of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) (American Academy of Pediatrics, et al. v. United States Food and Drug Administration, N
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2018 21:17
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Massachusetts judge rules FDA delayed instituting graphic cigarette warning requirement

.[FDA] is expediting the release of a final rule requiring graphic warnings on cigarette packs and advertisements after a Massachusetts federal judge ruled that the agency “unreasonably delayed” compliance with the 2009 federal mandate requiring the warni
The Daily Free Press (Boston University)
added Sep 10, 2018 03:31
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Effects of Filter Ventilation on Behavioral Economic Demand for Cigarettes: A Preliminary Investigation [FREE FULL TEXT]

Removing filter ventilation reduced cigarette abuse liability, as measured by behavioral economic demand and the Drug Effects/Liking Scale. However, reduced demand was only apparent when both cigarette types were concurrently available. This selective ef
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 8, 2018 14:04
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Accord conclu: la Belgique instaure le paquet neutre pour les cigarettes et le tabac à rouler [Agreement reached: Belgium introduces neutral package for cigarettes and rolling tobacco]

The government has decided to impose a neutral package for cigarettes, rolling tobacco and water pipe tobacco (chicha), Health Minister Maggie De Block said Friday. The measure is part of the minister's tobacco control policy, which has set itself the
La Libre Belgique (be)
added Sep 10, 2018 03:52
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[Massachusetts] FDA has 'unreasonably delayed' graphic warnings on cigarette packs, Mass. federal court rules

“The court must compel agency action,” Judge Indira Talwani wrote in her decision, reports the Boston Globe. The law requires that color images of health issues caused by tobacco use must appear on more than half of the cigarette pack and 20 percent of
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Sep 8, 2018 20:31
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[UK-Scotland] The response of retailers in Scotland to the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations and Tobacco Products Directive

We found high retailer compliance with the legislation. With price-marked packs and packs containing less than 20 cigarettes and 30 grams of rolling tobacco banned, retailers stated that this helped simplify ordering and stock management. The removal of p
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 8, 2018 20:03
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Plaintiffs To Maryland Federal Judge: Reject FDA Article III Challenge ($$)

American Heart Association and others urge a Maryland federal judge to reject claims by the [FDA] that the groups lack Article III standing to challenge the “Extension of Certain Tobacco Product Compliance Deadlines Related to the Final Deeming Rule” (Ame
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 9, 2018 20:03
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[Massachusetts] Feds Ordered to Finalize Graphic Cigarette Warnings

The FDA was required to develop new graphic warning labels in 2009 after the passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. After the first attempt to develop labels was stymied by lawsuits from tobacco companies in 2012, the FDA did n
Courthouse News
added Sep 8, 2018 20:25
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[Australia] SIDDIQI: Shisha addiction may be stronger than cigarette addiction

Given that shisha is often smoked with friends and family, its addiction may be more than just physical. This strong social element to the addiction may be the reason the smoking cessation drug, varenicline, which is effective for cigarette smokers, does
The Conversation (au)
added Sep 7, 2018 10:47
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