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[Asia, India] Pictorial health warnings can force people to reduce tobacco use

Plain packaging, coupled with pictorial/graphic and text health warnings, thus becomes a very formidable tool to thwart the tobacco industry’s nefarious designs.
The Health Site (in)
added Jun 3, 2016 15:44
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[Asia, China] Plain-packaging push for tobacco products

The World Health Organization and leading health experts in China are calling for the country to follow the global trend and promote plain packaging and graphic warnings on cigarette packs to reduce tobacco use. The organization's call for all countries
China Daily (cn)
added Jun 3, 2016 15:10
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[Australia] Smokers distort health warnings on cigarette packs, research shows

A study finds that smokers feel ostracised in society because of strict legislation, including plain packaging, and often obscure the warnings
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 3, 2016 15:00
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[Africa, South Africa] JOHNSON: Plain packaging of tobacco is plain disastrous

The WHO decided to exploit this year’s World No Tobacco Day to launch an unfounded campaign to lobby governments across the globe to enact ineffective plain-packaging schemes. Plain-packaging regulations replace brand-specific tobacco labels – like the
Business Day (za)
added Jun 2, 2016 20:50
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Plain cigarette packaging an infringement against trademarks

We write as a coalition of 47 think-tanks, advocacy groups and organisations in response to proposed plain packaging tobacco control measures, and by the announcements by several countries of their interest in such policies.
Malaysiakini (my)
added Jun 2, 2016 20:49
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[Norway] Health minister expects cigarette packaging protests

Norwegian Health Minister Bent Høie expects the tobacco industry to challenge new packaging regulations, which won’t allow any logos tied to their brand. He’s certain, though, that the ugly proposed packaging will be allowed.
Views and News from Norway (no)
added Jun 2, 2016 20:38
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[Asia, China] Plain-packaging push for tobacco products

Wu Yiqun, vice-director of the ThinkTank Research Center for Health Development, an NGO in Beijing that is committed to tobacco control, said: "China lags behind many other countries in promoting plain packaging and graphic warnings.
China Internet Information Center (cn)
added Jun 2, 2016 20:19
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[UK] GAGE: Say Why To Drugs: the smoke and mirrors of tobacco cigarettes

there is still a lot that we don’t know. For example, why do some people find it really easy to quit smoking, while others really struggle? There’s evidence that smoking behavior is partly genetic. Genotype predicts how heavily a smoker will smoke, and ca
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 2, 2016 17:49
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[Australia] Smokers develop resilience to anti-cigarette policies and ads, study says

"Blokes ... were very comfortable with ones relating to pregnancy so they felt that didn't effect them. There were lots of strategies." Ms Dennis also said there was a misconception that if smokers' were given information on the health dangers, they wo
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 2, 2016 16:02
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New Zealand Proceeds with Plain Cigarette Packaging Plans

Tobacco makers faced yet another jolt... Tobacco companies have been penalized for taking recourse to any kind of advertising or packaging that flouts the laws, to boost sales. The global tobacco industry has been facing severe advertising and packaging
NASDAQ
added Jun 2, 2016 02:41
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