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Saudi Arabia tells WTO it plans to adopt plain tobacco packaging

The move by Saudi Arabia, a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council trade bloc, follows a WTO ruling in June in favor of Australian packaging laws in what was seen as a test case for tobacco control. Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic had t
Reuters
added Sep 12, 2018 19:53
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[California] ARCHIVE: Contra Costa County to enforce new tobacco sales laws

New laws to protect youth from tobacco influences went into effect this month, and local health officials are enforcing the regulations. The regulations include prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products, such as menthol cigarettes and flavored
The Press (Brentwood, CA)
added Sep 12, 2018 16:47
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[California] ARCHIVE: Businesses catching onto new Contra Costa County tobacco control regulations

A majority of retailers are following the new tobacco control regulations, according to a Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors report. About 74 percent of the stores visited in February were compliant with new pack size and flavored tobacco regulati
The Press (Brentwood, CA)
added Sep 12, 2018 16:45
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Massachusetts Judge: FDA Withheld, Delayed Agency Action On Warning Labels ($$)

a Massachusetts federal judge compelled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to promulgate a final rule implementing Section 201(a) of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) (American Academy of Pediatrics, et al. v. United States Food and Drug Administration, N
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2018 21:17
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How tobacco companies have used package quantity for consumer targeting

Industry documents speculated about many potential effects of package quantity on appeal and use, depending on brand and consumer segment. The search was non-exhaustive, and we could not assess the quality of much of the research or other information on w
Tobacco Control
added Sep 10, 2018 23:42
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Accord conclu: la Belgique instaure le paquet neutre pour les cigarettes et le tabac à rouler [Agreement reached: Belgium introduces neutral package for cigarettes and rolling tobacco]

The government has decided to impose a neutral package for cigarettes, rolling tobacco and water pipe tobacco (chicha), Health Minister Maggie De Block said Friday. The measure is part of the minister's tobacco control policy, which has set itself the
La Libre Belgique (be)
added Sep 10, 2018 03:52
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Massachusetts judge rules FDA delayed instituting graphic cigarette warning requirement

.[FDA] is expediting the release of a final rule requiring graphic warnings on cigarette packs and advertisements after a Massachusetts federal judge ruled that the agency “unreasonably delayed” compliance with the 2009 federal mandate requiring the warni
The Daily Free Press (Boston University)
added Sep 10, 2018 03:31
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Plaintiffs To Maryland Federal Judge: Reject FDA Article III Challenge ($$)

American Heart Association and others urge a Maryland federal judge to reject claims by the [FDA] that the groups lack Article III standing to challenge the “Extension of Certain Tobacco Product Compliance Deadlines Related to the Final Deeming Rule” (Ame
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 9, 2018 20:03
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[Massachusetts] FDA has 'unreasonably delayed' graphic warnings on cigarette packs, Mass. federal court rules

“The court must compel agency action,” Judge Indira Talwani wrote in her decision, reports the Boston Globe. The law requires that color images of health issues caused by tobacco use must appear on more than half of the cigarette pack and 20 percent of
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Sep 8, 2018 20:31
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[Massachusetts] AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, et. al. v. FDA: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER (PDF)

in light of the timeline originally set forth by Congress, the FDA’s current timeline (and work completed thus far), the human health and welfare at stake, and the lack of competing priorities enumerated in the FDA’s brief, the FDA has failed the TRAC
Courthouse News
added Sep 8, 2018 20:30
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