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[Philippines] 'Sin' tax not enough to curb smoking–NVAP

A STRONGER tobacco control policy cannot be done by raising taxes alone, warned the New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) that is supporting the passage of a law that will require graphic health warnings on cigarette packs. NVAP President Emer
Business Mirror (ph)
added Mar 29, 2014 22:12

[UK] Tobacco lobbyist gives the game away - branded tobacco packaging is more appealing to children

added Mar 29, 2014 12:36

[Australia, UK] Expert verdict on tobacco industry evidence against standardised packaging

The arguments put forward by tobacco companies against the public health benefits of standardised packaging are ‘largely without foundation’, according to experts in our Tobacco Control Research Group and UK Centre for Tobacco & Alcohol Control Studies (
University of Bath (uk)
added Mar 29, 2014 11:39

Comments on Kaul & Wolf “The (possible) effect of plain packaging on the smoking prevalence of minors in Australia: a trend analysis” (PDF)

The report is seriously flawed conceptually. It is based on the straw man principle that plain packaging could be expected to immediately lead to a detectable reduction in adolescent smoking prevalence. No other tobacco control intervention has achieved
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Mar 29, 2014 11:36

[UK] OBORNE: There’s a quiet rebellion under way against bossy government

is time for ministers to wake up and ask exactly who it is that ASH and other anti-smoking organisations represent, and why and on what basis the state is paying for them. It’s time to loosen the laws against smoking in pubs. It’s time to treat smokers a
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 28, 2014 14:07

[Australia] RIMMER: New Zealand, Plain Packaging, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The New Zealand Parliament should take note of the debate in the Australian Parliament over the plain packaging of tobacco products, and emulate the Australian legislative model of The Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (Cth). The New Zealand Parliament sh (Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - American University Washington College of Law)
added Mar 28, 2014 13:23

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia and Oceania] Australia Accepts Indonesia WTO Dispute On Tobacco Packaging; Calls For Five Disputes To Be Joined

Australia yesterday took the unusual move of agreeing to the first request by Indonesia to establish a World Trade Organization dispute panel against it. The ready acceptance of the panel request was an attempt by Australia to bring the some or all of th
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Mar 28, 2014 11:04

[UK] Plain packs for cigarettes and black market claims

In a Daily Politics film, reporter Alex Forsyth looked at the claims from tobacco companies that plain packaging could lead to an increasing number of cigarettes on the black market.
BBC Online
added Mar 28, 2014 11:01

[UK] ASA Adjudication on Gallaher Ltd

The ads breached CAP Code (Edition 12) rule 3.1 (Misleading advertising). Action The ads must not appear again in their current form. We told JTI not to claim that in 2008 the Government had "rejected" the policy of plain packaging for cigarettes.
Advertising Standards Authority (uk)
added Mar 27, 2014 16:41

[UK] Gallaher owner claims small victory in plain tobacco pack fight ($$)

The owner of Gallaher has succeeded in having an advertising watchdog ruling on its ‘misleading’ advertising campaign partially overturned. Japan Tobacco International had claimed in its advertisement, published in 2012, that plain tobacco packaging had
Times Of London (uk)
added Mar 27, 2014 16:40
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