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Plain Packaging in the UK: Second Consultation

On 26 June 2014 the UK Government published the next Consultation ... Before reaching a decision on whether to introduce standardised packaging of tobacco products, the Government is holding this final, short consultation, which will run for six weeks un (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Jul 5, 2014 19:19

[UK-Scotland] The astroturf is greener on the other side

An Edinburgh-based public relations company (Halogen Communications) in the pay of Philip Morris International (PMI) has convinced local newsagents to criticise public health initiatives and make the alarming claim that they will “kill” small businesses
Tobacco Unpacked (ASH Scotland) (uk)
added Jul 5, 2014 19:17

[UK] Electronic cigarettes and history

A key outcome of these decades of failed attempts at harm reduction was a growing and emphatic hostility from public health interests to taking them further. The previous desire for cooperation with industry was replaced by an implacable hostility. This
The Lancet (uk)
added Jul 5, 2014 19:15

Product retrieval time in small tobacco retail outlets before and after the Australian plain packaging policy: real-world study

Retailers quickly gained experience with the new plain packaging legislation, evidenced by retrieval time having returned to the baseline range by the second week of implementation and remaining so several months later. The long retrieval times predicted
Tobacco Control
added Jul 5, 2014 19:11
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[Australia] Tobacco companies’ $2.2b payday

While on the surface prospects looked grim for the industry because the number of smokers is falling sharply, tobacco companies have increased their net revenue by $1.2 billion since 2008.
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Jul 5, 2014 19:09

Finland sets to wipe out tobacco use by 2040

The roadmap towards a smoke-free Finland issued by the ministry of social affairs and health aims to stop people starting to smoke and to help smokers give up the habit. “Through systematic work we have been able to substantially reduce smoking in Fin
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jul 4, 2014 12:01

[Ireland] Olivia Mitchell says changing cigarette packs will not stop smokers

A Government backbencher has expressed concern that changing the packaging of cigarettes will do little to cut the number of smokers. Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell said no smoker was deterred by how cigarettes were packaged. “If they were wrapped in a dir
Irish Times (ie)
added Jul 4, 2014 10:31

Tobacco profits have JUMPED 30 percent to $2.2 billion since the introduction of plain packaging in Australia

Tobacco companies have seen a dramatic profit increase in the last year despite the introduction of plain packaging legislation. The profits of three major Australian tobacco companies increased by 30 percent last year due to cigarette manufacturers rais
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 3, 2014 19:03

France moves towards cigarette plain packaging

the government will put together a law that would stop brand owners from displaying their logos and trademarks on cigarette packs. The French system would follow the example set by Australia and would only allow a brand name in small lettering under a la
World Intellectual Property Review (uk)
added Jul 3, 2014 09:51

[Sri Lanka] Ceylon Tobacco not to implement pictorial warnings until Supreme Court ruling on July 11

Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) said today that it will not implement pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets until the Supreme Court rules on its appeal. The Supreme Court has rescheduled the hearings on the appeal filed by the CTC for 11 July 2014.
added Jul 1, 2014 14:47
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