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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Graphic health warnings on cigarette packs effective

Graphic health warnings (GHW) on cigarette packs have proven to be effective in informing smokers about the dangers of smoking since the GHW law was implemented two years ago, health advocacy groups said.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Mar 11, 2018 19:49
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[Denmark] Increasing numbers of young Danes smoking, report reveals

Slogans telling people that smoking kills, combined with graphic pictures of the deformities caused by smoking on cigarette packets, don’t seem to be having the desired effect anymore...increase in the number of people between 16 and 45 who smoke daily, r
Copenhagen Post (dk)
added Mar 11, 2018 19:41
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Tobacco brands need to ‘reinvent branding to ensure long term growth’

companies need to find avenues beyond packaging to ensure brand influence over a long term, according to analytics firm GlobalData.... ‘The Impact of Plain Packaging on Tobacco Products’ reveals that plain packaging may have some utility in getting regula
Packaging News (uk)
added Mar 11, 2018 16:36
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Compliance with Uruguay’s single presentation requirement [FREE FULL TEXT]

Uruguay is the only country that requires cigarette companies to adhere to a single presentation (one brand variant) per brand family....compliance with Uruguay’s single presentation requirement was good. In addition to the current restrictions, future si
Tobacco Control
added Mar 10, 2018 17:41
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] Secrecy over costs in Philip Morris plain packaging case stokes TPP fears

Coalition refuses to reveal how much tobacco giant’s investor-state dispute settlement bid cost... The federal government ... was ordered to disclose it by the information commissioner this year. NXT senator Rex Patrick said the Department of Health lod
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:11
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] LOOK: New graphic health warnings on tobacco products starting 2018

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the law mandates changing the templates every two years because smokers eventually become 'immune' to the graphic health warnings
Rappler (ph)
added Mar 10, 2018 15:50
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Tar level of cigarettes smoked and risk of smoking-related diseases [FREE FULL TEXT]

Despite evidence that smokers substantially compensate for reduced cigarette yields, the results clearly show lower risks in lower tar smokers....Disclosure statement Peter Lee...is a long-term consultant to various tobacco companies and organizations.
Inhalation Toxicology
added Mar 9, 2018 21:10
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[Australia, Canada, Mexico, USA] Disparagement of health warning labels on cigarette packages and cessation attempts: results from four countries [FREE FULL TEXT]

Attention to, avoidance of and talking to others about HWLs were all positively associated with HWL disparagement. In all countries, except the US, this type of HWL disparagement was an independent predictor of subsequent cessation attempts. HWL disparage
Health Education Research
added Mar 9, 2018 20:01
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Vape safe? South Africans and their smoking trends are in for a change

Executive Director of the National Council Against Smoking, Savera Kalideen, attended the conference and says that South Africans want change. According to Kalideen, the ideas put forward by Motsoaledi have been tested on a global basis and have been to
TheSouthAfrican.com (za)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:01
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Defending strong tobacco packaging and labelling regulations in Uruguay: transnational tobacco control network versus Philip Morris International [FREE FULL TEXT]

To replicate Uruguay’s success, other countries need to recognise that strong political support, an actively engaged local civil society and financial and technical support are important factors in overcoming tobacco industry’s legal threats to defend str
Tobacco Control
added Mar 9, 2018 00:05
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