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Australia's plain tobacco packs: anticipated and actual responses among adolescents and young adults 2010–2013

The actual response of youth to plain packaging was greater than anticipated prior to their introduction, and support for plain packaging increased from preimplementation to postimplementation among all groups of youth. Jurisdictions planning to implement
Tobacco Control
added Dec 13, 2016 02:30

Cigar Industry Lawsuit Against FDA Regulation Slated for July 2017

“After a thorough and detailed legal review, we are challenging this unlawful regulatory action in federal court to protect the statutory and constitutional rights of our industry and its members,” said Mark Purcell, ceo of the IPCPR at the time of the f
added Dec 10, 2016 18:02

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Do graphic health warnings on cigarette packs work?

Graphic health warnings are effective in prompting smokers who buy on per-stick basis to think about the dangers of smoking, which in turn, is associated with increased intention to quit smoking. This is among the findings of a study conducted by resear
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 10, 2016 00:31

Four Little Cigar Manufacturers Receive FDA Warning Letters

“Flavored cigarettes appeal to kids and disguise the bad taste of tobacco, but they are just as addictive as regular tobacco products and have the same harmful health effects,” said Mitch Zeller, J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products. “
Convenience Store Decisions
added Dec 11, 2016 07:58

Tobacco Marketing Presents Persistent Challenges for Health Experts

"The images that the FDA proposed were very similar to other graphic images that we have seen being used in warning labels in other countries around the world." However, the tobacco industry challenged those images and won the lawsuit. So now the FDA i
Time Warner Cable (Spectrum) News
added Dec 9, 2016 22:01

[Asia, China] Hong Kong leads mainland in war to cut smoking

When a person goes to buy a packet of cigarettes in Hong Kong, he or she faces two obstacles.... The mainland...has only recently started to learn the lessons of Hong Kong. Since 2010, the number of smokers has increased by 15 million and cigarette prod
EJ Insight (Hong Kong Economic Journal) (hk)
added Dec 9, 2016 15:34

Potential Effectiveness of Pictorial Warning Labels That Feature the Images and Personal Details of Real People

Conclusions: PWL that use images of real people convey factual information about the health effects of tobacco use. These testimonial PWL may be a promising alternative to the images previously proposed for use on PWL in the United States.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 13, 2016 20:38

[Australia] No Decision On WTO Plain Packaging Dispute Before May 2017 ($$)

The much-awaited decision of the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body on Australia’s law requiring that tobacco products be sold in plain packages, challenged by four countries, has been postponed and is now expected “not before May 2017.”
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Dec 9, 2016 14:19

Australia’s plain cigarette packs get more support than expected

Young Australians say they’re less likely to try smoking and more likely to quit since the country’s mandatory plain packaging for all tobacco products was implemented, according to a new study.
added Dec 9, 2016 04:36

[Ireland] Reilly slams delay in launching plain cigarette packets

Fine Gael deputy leader James Reilly has criticised the Government over the delay in introducing plain-packaged tobacco products. Dr Reilly, who spearheaded the legislation when he was Children's Minister, expressed concern that the new laws are three-a
Evening Herald (ie)
added Dec 7, 2016 16:07
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