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[New Zealand] Pathways to Achieve Smokefree NZ – new research

The public health researchers estimated the impacts of a range of novel and bold measures — known as tobacco endgame strategies — on future smoking prevalence, population health, and health sector costs. They used computer simulation modelling to estimat
Scoop (nz)
added Jun 30, 2017 02:57
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[Australia, South Africa, UK] Plain packaging - the silent (trade mark) killer?

South Africa has, to date, amended its domestic legislation in line with international trends aimed at improving public health. In fact, a new bill and additional regulations which further regulate the packaging of tobacco products at the point of sale i
Lexology (uk)
added Jun 29, 2017 05:16
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[UK] Smoking rate at "all-time low" across North Yorkshire

And North Yorkshire County Council says the Health Act, which enforced the ban, has helped to cut smoking rates to an all-time low across the region, with only 13% of people smoking in North Yorkshire. They say it's also "set the scene" for further smok
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Jun 27, 2017 14:45
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India: steep decline in tobacco consumption in India reported in second Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2017)

For a large and diverse country like India, effective tobacco control has always been a daunting task. In the last five years, the country has witnessed a number of legal battles between the government and the tobacco industry. At one point, a parliament
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jun 25, 2017 15:03
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia targets reducing smokers to 15 per cent by 2025

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said towards meeting the objective, the ministry would be intensifying efforts to empower and promote overall health to assist smokers to kick the unhealthy habit. He said the government had carried out vario
Borneo Post (my)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:22
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Over-Time Impacts of Pictorial Health Warning Labels and their Differences across Smoker Subgroups: Results from Adult Smokers in Canada and Australia.

Novel HWL policies in Canada and Australia appear effective in staving off “wear out” over the first two years after implementation, particularly amongst smokers who are from higher SES groups and, in Australia, who are younger.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 22, 2017 18:26
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[Australia] Smoke screen? The globalization of production, transnational lobbying and the international political economy of plain tobacco packaging

The political behaviour of the tobacco companies in this case is puzzling both in terms of scale, operating at multiple levels at the same time, and in terms of the countries mobilized in their defence. WTO litigation is typically the result of multinatio
Review of International Political Economy
added Jun 22, 2017 18:23
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Holes under the spotlight

Questions have been raised in the EU parliament about the possible health risks associated with cigarettes whose filters have ventilation holes. In a preamble to their questions, which will be answered in writing by the Commission, the Dutch ME
Tobacco Reporter
added Jun 22, 2017 18:16
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[Europe] Tobacco makers denounce ‘brand theft’ from plain packaging

has made industry executives furious and denounce “Brussels-led overregulation” that effectively leads to “brand theft”... European Commission, the World Health Organisation and public health NGOs who say branding restrictions are an effective tool to pre
EurActiv
added Jun 22, 2017 15:35
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[Canada] Annual Report on Compliance and Enforcement Activities (Tobacco Control) 2015-2016

The purposes of this report are to inform interested parties about Health Canada’s level of effort in monitoring compliance with the Tobacco Act and its regulations, and to identify areas where the tobacco industry has not complied with the applicable le
Canada.ca (ca)
added Jun 22, 2017 14:02
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