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[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
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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.
Reuters
added Dec 9, 2016 04:36
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[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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[Australia] WTO Delays Ruling In High-Stakes Tobacco Packaging Battle ($$)

will not issue a ruling on whether Australia's "plain packaging" tobacco law usurps foreign companies' intellectual property rights until May, according to WTO documents circulated Tuesday, delaying a decision that was slated to arrive by the end of 2016.
Law360
added Dec 8, 2016 03:23
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majority of natural american spirit smokers believe brand is less harmful cigarettes schroeder institute

Natural American Spirit smokers are over 22 times more likely than other smokers to believe their brand is less harmful, despite the fact that there is no evidence that they are any safer.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 7, 2016 03:14
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[Virginia] Philip Morris International seeks FDA approval for "modified risk" tobacco product

claims the vapor has less than 10 percent of the harmful chemicals found in cigarette smoke, but the FDA will have to verify that claim as part of the agency’s review of the application, which could take more than a year. Tobacco companies cannot make hea
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Dec 7, 2016 02:27
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[UK] You can now customise your own cigarette packets, which is nice

Following the move to introduce plain packaging, creative team Oli + Josie have developed a way of printing your own smoking health warnings. Their website Personalise A Cigarette Pack lets you add any name to the ‘Smoking Kills’ warning on cigarette pa
Metro Café (uk)
added Dec 6, 2016 14:00
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[UK] KIDD: It’s high time to packet in ($$)

Graphic images of smokers with horrid conditions were added to packs of cigarettes in 2009 in the hope of encouraging them to quit. For Rod Liddle, though, they just became an adult version of collecting football stickers....There is a gloomy mood at the
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 23:00
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[UK] LIDDLE: The sexy new face of cigarette packaging

It is a laughable moral compromise, epitomised by the idiocy of not allowing tobacco companies to put a nice design on their packets, but still greedily taking money from them.
The Spectator (uk)
added Dec 2, 2016 04:17
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Do cigarette graphic warnings encourage smokers to attend a smoking cessation programme: a quasi-experimental study

Smokers who received GWLs on their cigarette packs were more likely to attend a cessation programme. Thus, this study is one of the first to document a change in a directly observed behavioural outcome as a function of month-long exposure to cigarette pa
Tobacco Control
added Dec 4, 2016 21:46
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