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[Asia-pacific] 88pc Malaysians believe plain packaging will increase illegal cigarette levels — Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors’ General Association

An overwhelming majority of Malaysians are concerned about the negative impact of the proposed plain packaging for cigarettes, according to a recent nationwide public opinion survey conducted by Merdeka Center for Opinion Research for the Malaysia Singapo
Malay Mail (my)
added Jun 8, 2016 18:35
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Graphic Cigarette Warnings Deter Smokers

The pictorial warnings were more effective for both sexes and across races, ethnicities and socioeconomic levels. “This is the first well-controlled study that demonstrates a change in behavior,” said the lead author, Noel T. Brewer, a professor of heal
New York Times Blogs
added Jun 8, 2016 18:33
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Will photos of rotting lungs do what the Surgeon General couldn’t?

Based on a month-long clinical survey conducted among 1,901 adult smokers, professors at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health say that affixing pictures on cigarette packs to illustrate the dangers of smoking increases attempts by smokers to q
CBS MarketWatch
added Jun 8, 2016 18:01
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[Africa, South Africa] The jury's out: Will plain packaging stop smoking?

As part of his MBA at University of Stellenbosch Business School, Helvin Manuel investigated the potential impact of non-branded packaging on the purchasing behaviour and product experience of cigarette consumers, drawing on additional learning from Aust
BizCommunity.com (Retail Community of South Africa) (za)
added Jun 8, 2016 17:54
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KERR: Australia’s warning to Canada: Plain tobacco packages can backfire

Australian customs and police are struggling to control a tobacco black market that has reached record size... “The Australian government finds itself in an embarrassing situation having trumpeted its policy only to find that despite all the rhetoric tha
Financial Post (ca)
added Jun 8, 2016 15:22
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[Africa, Australia, South Africa] New cigarette law may not stop smokers: study

As part of his MBA, Manuel studied the potential impact of non-branded packaging on the purchasing behaviour and product experience of cigarette consumers drawing on additional learning from Australia...found that the longer consumers interacted with the
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jun 8, 2016 15:17
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[New Zealand] Plain packaging gaining steam despite Australia disputes

"The tobacco industry has been getting ready for plain packaging for some time, conducting massive misinformation campaigns to block the measure," said Douglas Bettcher..."It is encouraging to see more and more countries defy the industry's tactics and i
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jun 8, 2016 15:03
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nyt op-ed adds urgency to need for fda action on graphic labels

Let Smokers See the Warning They Need...our take: We couldn’t agree more. It’s high time for the Food and Drug Administration to take an immediate second run at graphic warning labels. Research has shown that they increase awareness and understanding of
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 8, 2016 19:35
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ABASSI: Ewwww…Gross! Pics on Cigarette Packs Effective

Directing as many resources and efforst at targeting the youth population will always be our greatest hope with regard to intervention. Words, especially boring phrases from the Surgeon General, is simply an insufficient strategy in ameliorating smoking
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Jun 8, 2016 18:05
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[Australia, Canada] The Lynda Steele Show: How plain cigarette packaging could make things worse

Davidson published a paper on the topic last month, in which he found no correlation between the switch to plain packaging and smoking rates. He says over the long term, those rates are dropping, but weren’t affected by the switch. “Plain packaging has
CMHJ AM730
added Jun 8, 2016 17:56
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