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Questions and answers on plain packaging in Australia / Fact sheet no. 4: What is happening to the prevalence of smoking in Australia? (PDF)

2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey.1 This and the detailed report published on the 25 November 20142 revealed a >15% drop in daily smoking among Australians 14 years and over since 2010.3
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added May 5, 2015 09:44
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Questions and answers on plain packaging in Australia / Facts sheet no. 3: What has happened to use of illicit tobacco since the introduction of legislation to standardise the packaging of tobacco products in Australia? (PDF)

Health groups have been highly critical of the internet surveys relied on in industry studies. These depend on smokers opting in to the survey raising the possibility of a higher percentage of respondents being interested in illicit tobacco than would
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added May 5, 2015 09:42
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Questions and answers on plain packaging in Australia / Facts sheet no. 2: What has happened to sales of tobacco products since the implementation of plain packaging in Australia? (PDF)

Australian tobacco companies have claimed that sales and consumption of tobacco products in Australia have increased since the introduction of plain packaging. This paper describes the data on which these claims are based, and some important factors to
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added May 5, 2015 09:39
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Questions and answers on plain packaging in Australia / Facts sheet no. 1: What has been the impact of legislation to standardise the packaging of tobacco products in Australia? (PDF)

On December 1st, 2012, Australia introduced mandatory plain packaging for all tobacco products. Packs must be drab, dark brown in colour and devoid of all brand design,[1] and in addition must carry large, graphic health warnings.[2] The introduction
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added May 5, 2015 09:37
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[Asia, India] WHO Urges PM Modi to Implement Increased Warnings on Tobacco Products

urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement the the proposed increased pictorial warnings on tobacco products keeping in line with its commitments with WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added May 5, 2015 09:06
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[Asia] Tobacco warning must on 85% pack area, WHO tells India

With the government dragging its feet on implementing harsher anti-tobacco warnings on packages, the WHO has urged the Ministry of Health to roll its earlier decision to cover 85% pack area with stricter warnings.
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added May 4, 2015 19:37
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[Asia] Smoking kills — in India too

Even after taking into account all these differences, we find that smokers have a higher death rate than non-smokers. Among men, daily smokers are 1.14 times as likely to die between the two interviews as the non-smokers and occasional smokers. Lest this
The Hindu Online (in)
added May 4, 2015 12:39
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MWV Announces Completion of the Sale of European Tobacco Folding Carton Business to AR Packaging Group

announced the completion of the previously announced sale of its European-based tobacco folding carton business to AR Packaging Group AB. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Business Wire
added Apr 30, 2015 13:21
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MWV Reports Improved First Quarter Results

Volume declined modestly (<-1%); made gains in beverage, tobacco and certain food applications versus softer overall paperboard packaging markets
Business Wire
added Apr 29, 2015 13:29
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[Indonesia] Govt Pro-Cigarette Industry, Says Observer

Kartono said among the examples was the relatively-affordable cigarette prices. “People from the lower class and children can buy them. ... The second example Kartono mentioned was about the pictorial warning that appeared to be intentionally covered by e
Tempo (id)
added Apr 29, 2015 06:18
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