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[Australia, Europe] WHO urged to end ‘ineffective’ tobacco plain packaging

The removal of brands from packaging is a “gross violation” of intellectual property rights and has failed to achieve its intended goals, the Property Rights Alliance argues in a letter to [WHO]....an international alliance of 62 think tanks, advocacy gr
EurActiv
added Mar 29, 2018 23:59
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Vol 17 No 2 (2017): Special Issue on Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products

Tobacco Plain Packaging in Australia: JT International v Commonwealth and Beyond / Regulatory Chill: Learnings From New Zealand’s Plain Packaging Tobacco Law / Property and Proportionality: Evaluating Ireland’s Tobacco Packaging Legislation / The Tobac
QUT Law Review (QUTLR) (au)
added Mar 29, 2018 18:09
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The Mounting Evidence Against Electronic Cigarette Use

the adverse short-term effects on the cardiovascular system are a warning sign that they are not safe. By June 2018, the FDA is requiring e-cigarette manufacturers to have health warning labels on these products, just like other traditional tobacco produc
PulmonaryAdvisor
added Mar 29, 2018 17:29
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Tobacco industry strategies undermine government tax policy: evidence from commercial data [FREE FULL TEXT]

The TI currently uses a variety of strategies to keep tobacco cheap. The implementation of standardised packaging will prevent small pack sizes and price-marking but further changes in tax policy are needed to minimise the TI’s attempts to prevent sudden
Tobacco Control
added Mar 25, 2018 00:43
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[Australia] 5 Years of Failure: Global Coalition Letter Against Plain Packaging / An Open Letter: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (PDF)

Other solutions exist that do not infringe on intellectual property rights and are closely linked to a marked reduction in the adult smoking rate....plain packaging itself is associated with significant unintended consequences that continue to plague Au
Property Rights Alliance
added Mar 23, 2018 19:53
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] Plain packaging: Five years of failure! — IDEAS

“Five Years of Failure!” That’s the message a global coalition of 62 think tanks and rights advocates are sending to the new WHO Director Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus... * IDEAS is a Malaysian think-tank dedicated to promoting market-based solutions to public p
Malay Mail (my)
added Mar 23, 2018 19:46
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Canada Details Packaging Rules Ahead of Marijuana Legalization

Canada’s legalized marijuana must be sold with plain packaging and health warnings, while smaller producers face strict limits on crop sizes, according to draft rules released in advance of legalization.
Bloomberg News
added Mar 20, 2018 19:41
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No menthol cigarettes? FDA begins review on flavorings in tobacco and nicotine products

The flavorings initiative is a key issue for the tobacco industry given that Newport, owned by British American Tobacco Plc, is the No. 2 selling U.S. traditional cigarette. Menthol styles, which are mint-flavored, have proven controversial for decades
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Mar 20, 2018 17:39
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Graphic cigarette pack warnings do not produce more negative implicit evaluations of smoking compared to text-only warnings [FREE FULL TEXT]

We also did not find any beneficial effects of GWs on explicit evaluations of smoking. These results contrast with the observation that non-smokers and occasional smokers (but not daily smokers) believed that GWs would be more effective than the text-on
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Mar 16, 2018 22:45
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BELLUZ: We have an opioid overdose crisis, but cigarettes still kill 15 times more people

But the FDA announcement hasn’t catalyzed change overnight, however; it only commenced a rule-making process...The US hasn't updated the health warnings on packs in 33 years Cigarette packaging in the US, on the other hand, hasn't changed much since 1985
Vox Media
added Mar 16, 2018 14:54
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