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[Canada] Plain tobacco packaging increases purchases and contraband, Australian prof says

"Once you take into account the price effects and you take into account the general decline in smoking anyway, there's no evidence to support the hypothesis that the plain packaging had any effect in itself," Sinclair Davidson, Royal Melbourne Institute
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 8, 2016 18:11
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GLANTZ: Compelling evidence that graphic warning labels on cigarettes will improve health in the US

I don’t know what more evidence the FDA and, more important, the White House, should need to implement state-of-the art circa 2000 graphic warning labels. (True state of the art is plain packaging.)
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 7, 2016 20:31
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New Study on Effectiveness of Graphic Cigarette Warnings Should Prompt FDA to Quickly Require Them

The United States needs to update its woefully outdated and nearly invisible cigarette warnings and catch up with the more than 89 countries that now require graphic warnings. This study will also boost efforts to get more countries to adopt graphic warn
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 7, 2016 15:33
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Cigarette-pack warnings work better with photos

In a four-week experiment, researchers randomly assigned about 2,150 adult smokers to receive either text-only or photo-enhanced warnings on their cigarette packs. With pictures, smokers were 29 percent more likely to try quitting during the study. Qui
Reuters
added Jun 7, 2016 13:25
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Which Gets More People To Quit Smoking, Graphic Images On Cigarette Packs Or The Surgeon General's Warning?

A picture is worth a thousand words, but does a pictorial warning carry more weight than a verbal warning? When it comes to health warnings on cigarette packages, graphic images speak volumes, say University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers.
Medical Daily
added Jun 6, 2016 18:27
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Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Seem to Help Some People Quit

"This is the first top-quality evidence available that these warnings do change behavior," said lead researcher Noel Brewer. .. Such habit-changing images show smoke emerging from a hole (stoma) in the neck, smoke-ravaged lungs, badly stained teeth, or a
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 6, 2016 18:26
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Effect of Pictorial Cigarette Pack Warnings on Changes in Smoking Behavior

Pictorial warnings effectively increased intentions to quit, forgoing cigarettes, quit attempts, and successfully quitting smoking over 4 weeks. Our trial findings suggest that implementing pictorial warnings on cigarette packs in the United States would
Archives of Internal Medicine
added Jun 6, 2016 17:56
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Pictures warning of smoking dangers on cigarette packs increased quit attempts: study

sought to address gaps in the research with a large randomized clinical trial that examined the effects on smoking behavior by adding pictorial warnings to the fronts and backs of cigarette packs. The authors used four pictorial warnings that contained te
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jun 6, 2016 17:55
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Pediatric Exposure to E-Cigarettes, Nicotine, and Tobacco Products in the United States

The frequency of exposures to e-cigarettes and nicotine liquid among young children is increasing rapidly and severe outcomes are being reported. Swift government action is needed to regulate these products to help prevent child poisoning. Prevention stra
Pediatrics
added Jun 6, 2016 17:49
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[Australia] SCHOLTEN: Plain Packaging Is Not The Answer To Canada's Tobacco Problem

a closer look at what occurred in Australia when plain packaging was introduced results in more questions than answers as to how this would meaningfully impact...Our retailers follow Canada's tobacco control measures and act as gatekeepers to age-restrict
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 6, 2016 17:37
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