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[UK] A step closer to plain cigarette packaging: Review finds evidence that selling products in drab boxes WOULD discourage smoking

Plain packaging for cigarettes will come a significant step closer today with a landmark report setting out the potential health benefits. A review commissioned by the Government is expected to say there is 'emerging evidence' that forcing manufacturers
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 3, 2014 15:09
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[UK] Britain Shows Support for Tougher Cigarette Laws

The British government took a step Thursday toward imposing a ban on branding for cigarette packs, indicating that it was likely to go ahead with sweeping new restrictions on the marketing of tobacco. Until late last year, the government appeared to oppo
New York Times
added Apr 3, 2014 14:44
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[Australia] Anti-smoking message has impact

THE introduction of plain packaging on tobacco products and graphic health warnings have put a dent in local smoking rates, a health expert said. Smoking rates in south-west Sydney (16.3 per cent) are just above the state's average of 16 per cent, accor
Wollondilly (NSW) Advertiser (au)
added Apr 2, 2014 09:16
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[Indonesia] Cigarette makers' profits grew last year but 2014 will be tough

analysts have warned of a potential slowdown in business growth this year as the business climate gets tough. Akhmad Nurcahyadi, an analyst at Recapital Securities, forecasts that the cigarette industry will face a tougher business climate this year with
Jakarta Post (id)
added Apr 1, 2014 16:03
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[UK] Plain packaging: Big Tobacco prepares for ‘bare-knuckle fight’ over ban

Andy Rowell reveals the tactics of an industry desperate to head off new rules on packaging
The Independent (uk)
added Mar 31, 2014 10:33
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia] Indonesia won't defeat tobacco laws: Labor

DEPUTY Labor leader Tanya Plibersek says she is confident Indonesia will not defeat the party's signature plain tobacco packaging rules in a global trade dispute. Indonesia has taken Australia's plain packaging laws to the World Trade Organisation argui
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Mar 30, 2014 19:29
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[Australia, UK] The Guardian Tobacco firms hype smuggling fears to avoid plain packaging, finds study

Tobacco companies have been accused of encouraging scare stories claiming that the introduction of plain cigarette packs would promote smuggling. A peer-reviewed study has found that, far from the industry being a victim of smuggling, there are credible
The Observer (uk)
added Mar 30, 2014 19:27
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Canada’s recent progress in tobacco control under threat due to complacency, economic growth, and tobacco industry marketing strategies

* Long term study in Canada proves that public health strategies need to be refined over time to reinforce and build upon previous improvements*
International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (the ITC Project)
added Mar 30, 2014 06:18
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GLANTZ: The new ITC study of US smokers is a treasure trove of data; shows continuing "softening" of smoking

International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project released an extensive report summarizing data collected from US smokers last week that provides a very detailed view of what has and has not changed for smokers' between 2002 (when the first wave was
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 30, 2014 05:46
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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
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