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[Africa, South Africa] NGO: Govt blowing smoke with new tobacco laws

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s promise of much stricter legislation on tobacco will degrade tobacco consumers to third-class citizens in public places, according to the Free Market Foundation (FMF).
The Citizen (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:13
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[South Africa] More vague promises to ban smoking in public places

In 2013‚ Motsoaledi told The Times newspaper he would enforce plain packaging on cigarettes. Five years later‚ he made the same promise at a global anti-smoking conference which is held in Africa for the first time. “There should be no space for smoking
The Herald (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 03:17
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[Africa, South Africa] New SA smoking laws ‘in two weeks’

Regulations to ban smoking in all public spaces, remove branding from cigarettes packs and control electronic cigarettes will be published in the next two weeks.
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 03:16
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[Virginia] Scientists seek unfiltered truth about 'light' cigarettes

Scientists from multiple institutions, including a group of addiction neuroscience researchers from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, are gathering evidence under funding from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Mar 8, 2018 00:45
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Plaintiffs and Amici Curiae File Briefs in Deeming Regulations Challenge

Nicopure Labs and the Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition...argues that the MRTP requirement violates the First Amendment because it prohibits truthful, non-misleading statements (for example, that ENDS do not produce smoke) without the FDA’s advance permiss
Lexology (uk)
added Mar 7, 2018 15:39
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U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, a Subsidiary of Altria, Challenges FDA’s Substantial Equivalence Reporting Process in New Lawsuit

The lawsuit explains that the Copenhagen Bold products contain the same loose tobacco that was marketed as loose tobacco as of February 15, 2007, and have the same packaging format (i.e., a mesh pouch) as other grandfathered UST smokeless tobacco products
National Law Review
added Mar 5, 2018 20:10
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH told to ensure cigarette packs have new graphic warnings

Tobacco control advocates have called on the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure that tobacco products would be showing new graphic health warnings on the negative effects of smoking by March 3. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca) and
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Mar 5, 2018 16:22
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[Africa, South Africa] Experts, policy makers head to Cape Town to battle 'Big Tobacco'

Some 3,000 anti-tobacco experts and policy makers are convening this week in Cape Town to confront an industry flush with profits and determined to expand the market for its deadly product. The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, meeting from Ma
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 5, 2018 15:49
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[Philippines] New health warnings on tobacco packs by March 3, group urges gov’t

In a statement, Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) said Republic Act 10643 or the GHW law requires all cigarette packs should bear the second set of the GHW templates. “As prescribed under the GHW Law (RA 10643)
Philippine Canadian Inquirer (ca)
added Mar 3, 2018 17:25
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group reminder: Put new graphic warnings on tobacco packaging

Health advocates reminded the Department of Health (DOH) to ensure that the new graphic health warnings (GHW), showing the harmful effects of smoking, should appear on all tobacco packaging. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca) said that
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Mar 3, 2018 17:22
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