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[Europe] WHO and EU clash with tobacco industry over plain packaging effectiveness

The industry says plain packaging has no visible impact on smoking rates while it opens the door to black markets. On the contrary, the WHO insists on the effectiveness of the measure and rules out any link to illicit trade. From its side, the EU has ad
EurActiv
added Jun 6, 2018 00:28
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FDA Blitz on Nicotine Product Sales to Minors

The FDA’s new Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan has taken aim at companies that design and market their electronic nicotine delivery systems to appeal to children and teens. In its first salvo, the agency launched a weeks-long national undercover blitz in Apr
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Jun 5, 2018 23:16
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[Canada] Health minister favours warnings on each cigarette as feds outline tobacco strategy weed

The proposed measure is being studied by Health Department officials, Ginette Petitpas Taylor said Thursday as she announced Canada's tobacco strategy. "Some people have suggested the idea of putting a warning on individual cigarettes and using what we
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jun 4, 2018 14:57
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Health campaigner Mike Daube named West Australian of the Year

A staunch health campaigner who helped toughen up tobacco control has been named Western Australian of the Year. Mike Daube was awarded the State’s top honour at Crown Perth last night, ahead of this weekend’s WA Day celebrations.
West Australian (au)
added Jun 4, 2018 14:47
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Altria, Reynolds, Lorillard, and Philip Morris Ordered to Issue Corrective Statements on Nicotine Addiction; 22nd Century’s Proprietary VLN (TM) Tobacco Called “Minimally or Non-Addictive”

In contrast to the highly addictive tobacco cigarettes marketed by Big Tobacco companies, 22nd Century’s Very Low Nicotine (VLN TM) proprietary tobacco and technology make possible tobacco cigarettes with a nicotine content of just 0.4mg/g, which is more
Business Wire
added Jun 4, 2018 14:15
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Global Tobacco Packaging Market Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges & Forecast to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

contains up to date financial data derived from varied research sources to present unique and reliable analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the market during the next five years, including a deep dive analysis of market segmentati
Business Wire
added Jun 4, 2018 14:12
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AHA: Hollywood Silent on Request to Give R Rating to Movies With Smoking

The silent film era ended nearly a century ago, but Hollywood is still mute when it comes to demands to change its rating system to award an R rating to most movies that feature tobacco. Last August, the American Heart Association and 16 other health and
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 2, 2018 00:08
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[UK] Australians are smoking as much as they were three years ago despite plain packaging, e-cigarettes and the highest priced smokes in the world

Australia's falling behind the rest of the world, according to the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA), despite numerous tax raising and deterrence initiatives. Data shows that between 2013-2016 Australia's annual smoking decline rate
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 2, 2018 00:01
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HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS TIGHTENING ITS TOBACCO RULES

South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has published a new tobacco control bill which, if passed into law, will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold, marketed and regulated in the country. Health and Medicine Ed
Eyewitness News (za)
added Jun 1, 2018 21:24
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia] RIMMER: STOMP OUT SMOKING WITH GLOBAL PLAIN PACKAGING

“There is a need to encourage further nations to follow suit – particularly in South East Asia, where the tobacco industry has been targeting its marketing resources. Our close neighbour Indonesia has one of world’s highest smoking rates, with two-third
infojustice.org (Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - American University Washington College of Law)
added Jun 1, 2018 21:23
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