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Pediatricians, American Cancer Society Take FDA To Court Over Delayed Graphic Warning Labels On Cigarettes

It’s been more than seven years since the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act became law, directing the Food and Drug Administration to bolster warnings on tobacco labels and to create graphic warning images to be printed on cigarette packa
The Consumerist (blog)
added Oct 5, 2016 01:23
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[Massachusetts] FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

The legal action was launched by eight public health and medical groups -- including the American Cancer Society -- and several individual pediatricians. They filed suit Oct. 4 in federal court in Boston. Besides the cancer society, the organizations in
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 5, 2016 01:20
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[Massachusetts] Antitobacco Groups Sue FDA to Require Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarette Packs

The FDA previously had sought to comply with the law, proposing graphic labels about five years ago that included images of diseased lungs and a body on an autopsy table with words such as “smoking can kill you.” However, tobacco companies sued, and thos
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 5, 2016 01:19
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[Massachusetts] Make warnings on cigarette packs scary, health groups say

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal District Court in Boston aims to force the Food and Drug Administration to require cigarette packages to display images starkly depicting what tobacco can do to the human body. Dozens of countries already require such
Boston (MA) Globe
added Oct 5, 2016 01:17
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[Burma/Myanmar] Graphic packaging amnesty granted for cigarettes

After lobbying from tobacco companies, a six-month reprieve has been granted on a regulation requiring cigarette packages to carry graphic health warnings, according to a directive from the Ministry of Health and Sport.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Oct 4, 2016 17:44
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[UK-Scotland] Smoking does NOT prevent dementia Reply

the main take home message reported in the press was that smoking might prevent dementia....smokers have a 45% higher risk of developing all forms of dementia than non-smokers, and that 14% of Alzheimer’s disease cases worldwide are estimated to be linked
Tobacco Unpacked (ASH Scotland) (uk)
added Oct 4, 2016 17:36
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[Massachusetts] Health Groups v. FDA: COMPLAINT (PDF)

plaintiffs ask that the Court: (1) Declare the FDA to be in violation of the Tobacco Control Act; (2) Issue an order under § 706(1) of the APA or a writ of mandamus to compel the FDA to submit for the Court’s review a proposed timetable for expedited rule
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 4, 2016 16:20
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8 Health Groups File Suit to Force FDA to Require Graphic Cigarette Warnings as Mandated by Law

The 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act required graphic warnings covering the top half of the front and back of cigarette packs and 20 percent of cigarette advertising and gave the FDA until June 22, 2011, to issue a final rule requir
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 4, 2016 16:13
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT seeks nine more months to implement new tobacco rules

New graphic health warnings on cigarette packs. BAT Kenya Ltd is seeking nine more months before it can implement health warnings contained in the 2014 Tobacco Control Regulations that took effect on September 26
Daily Nation (ke)
added Oct 3, 2016 22:57
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INTERNATIONAL STATUS REPORT: CIGARETTE PACKAGE HEALTH WARNINGS OCTOBER 2016 (PDF)

• More than 100 countries/jurisdictions worldwide have now required pictorial warnings, with fully 105 countries/jurisdictions having done so. This represents a landmark global public health achievement. By the end of 2014, 77 countries/jurisdictions had
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 10, 2016 00:59
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