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BALL: Congratulations, Elizabeth Drew

my friend Elizabeth Drew was inducted into Hall of Fame of the Society of Professional Journalists...Elizabeth reported that while Congress was patting itself on the back and claiming to have acted on the Surgeon General's landmark report on the health ef
The Atlantic Monthly
added Jan 12, 2017 06:14
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Smokers Say High Court Ruling Revives $10B Judgment ($$)

blasted Philip Morris’ claims that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in a death penalty case doesn’t apply to claims that a biased Illinois high court justice caused the rejection of a $10 billion trial court judgment over cigarette labeling, urgin
Law360
added Jun 15, 2016 17:15
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[Australia, Ireland] McCREDIE: Plain speaking on plain packaging

OF all the accusations levelled at plain packaging of tobacco products, perhaps the most bizarre is that it will help promote the revival of the Irish Republican Army. The once-prominent terrorist organisation stands to make an extra £22 million per year
Medical Journal of Australia
added Jun 16, 2016 19:10
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco firms ignore legal restrictions

Smoke Free Agents, a non-profit antitobacco group, has become infuriated by the number of music concerts packed with young people in Greater Jakarta that are not smoke-free despite the legal ban on tobacco promotion at such events. Between February and
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 15, 2016 14:56
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Graphic warnings to be put on upper part of cigarette packets from December

The government decided on Tuesday to mandate tobacco companies to place graphic images showing the harmful effects of smoking on the upper part of a cigarette packet starting from December. A revised enforcement ordinance, which requires the pictorial w
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jun 14, 2016 15:20
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[Asia-pacific] FOWLER: Get ready for plain packaging and TPP

Let’s continue to listen to the public health experts, like the Surgeon General and American Cancer Society. Congress should support TPP and protect global public health measures that will save lives from the tobacco epidemic.
The Hill
added Jun 14, 2016 13:32
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[Australia] Plain packaging laws linked to perverse incentives among pregnant teens

SIMON CHAPMAN: Well, we have no idea how representative that study is. You know, how many people have said that, you know? Is it a dozen, is it 20, is it 30? I mean we've got millions of people in this country who are now ex-smokers thanks to the sort
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 13, 2016 15:21
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[Australia] Pregnant teens are taking up smoking to make their babies SMALL because they're ‘scared of giving birth’

Research has found Australian teens have seen warnings on packs of cigarettes they can reduce birth weight of babies, and flaunting other health risks to themselves or their unborn children, The Daily Telegraph reported. The discovery was made during a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 12, 2016 16:11
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[UK] The color that could stop you smoking: Governments choose 'world's ugliest shade of green' for new cigarette packets to put off smokers

Greeny-brown colour called Pantone 448 C to be used on cigarette packets / The UK, France and Ireland are all to enforce use of the sickening hue / Research showed that the colour had the lowest appeal among smokers / Australia has been using
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 10, 2016 18:44
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[Asia, India] CASTRO: Why graphic tobacco warnings are a big victory

These warnings will reach every current and potential tobacco user in India—including children—and deliver essential knowledge (and warning) about the harm...essential to stay resolute in the face of industry interference, but the dividend that comes from
Financial Express (in)
added Jun 10, 2016 16:33
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