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[Asia, India] Do warnings on tobacco packs work? Overwhelmingly yes, says this study

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey -2 (GATS-2) which was conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in association has thrown light on why it is important to have pictorial warnings on cigarette packs. The study has found that the warnings play a r
The News Minute (in)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:13
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Open Access Battery Safety Information and Warnings on E-cigarette Packages and Online

Consumers must actively seek information about battery safety online to access it. Regulators should consider opportunities, such as health messaging campaigns, to educate the public and prevent harms resulting from battery failure.
Tobacco Regulatory Science
added Jan 11, 2018 18:36
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How tobacco companies in the UK prepared for and responded to standardised packaging of cigarettes and rolling tobacco

There was non-compliance with the legislation, with slim packs, which are not permitted, on sale after standardised packaging was implemented. Conclusions Our findings highlight the need to monitor developments in markets introducing standardised packagi
Tobacco Control
added Jan 11, 2018 03:35
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[Asia, India] ‘Pictorial warning impact worrying tobacco lobby’

. The HC move had created a flutter among anti-tobacco lobbyists, who said the tobacco industry is trying to avoid pictorial warnings as they have a positive impact on tobacco users. In its order on December 15, the Karnataka HC struck down the Cigarette
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 11, 2018 02:11
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[Asia, India] Tobacco products will continue to have 85% pictorial warning as SC stays Karnataka court order

A day after the Supreme Court of India stayed the Karnataka High Court judgement which struck down the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s (MoHFW) amended guidelines to have 85 per cent area of tobacco products packages covered with health warn
Down To Earth (DTE) (Society for Environmental Communications) (in)
added Jan 10, 2018 23:31
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India top court sets aside order canceling larger tobacco health warnings

India’s Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court’s order that quashed federal rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages, in a setback for the country’s $11 billion tobacco industry.
Reuters
added Jan 9, 2018 13:00
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[Asia, Korea - South] S. Korea to change graphic warnings on cigarette packs in December

The pictorial warnings need to be changed every 24 months as part of efforts to maintain the intended purpose of curbing smoking, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. The graphic images show smokers suffering from fatal ailments, such as lun
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Jan 4, 2018 12:33
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[Asia] Karnataka HC order reverses India’s world-leading attempt of 85% pictorial warnings on tobacco products

In the Karnataka HC judgment one of the judges, Justice Nagarathna, stated that it is unnecessary to have pictorial and textual warnings suggestive of cancer particularly when the contents of the said warnings are not universally accepted as medically pro
DNA India (in)
added Jan 4, 2018 07:42
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[Africa] Ethiopia: Govt Gives Up Tobacco Monopoly for U.S.$434 Million

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) paid 434 million dollars, in full, to buy the remaining shares owned by the government at the National Tobacco Enterprise, raising its stake to almost a billion dollars.
All-Africa.com
added Jan 4, 2018 07:41
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[Asia, Pakistan] Plan to increase size of pictorial warning on cigarette packets

The Ministry of National Health Services and Regulations on Friday issued the order of increasing the size of pictorial warning on cigarette packs up-to fifty per cent, said an official on Friday. Currently, 40 per cent of the cigarette pack is covered w
The Nation (pk)
added Jan 2, 2018 04:14
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