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[Asia, Korea - South] Cigarette warning labels spark questions about fairness

According to industry officials, it is unfair to force such graphic labels on cigarettes but not onto other harmful products such as alcohol. “We have no choice but to follow the law once it’s implemented, but the images are overly graphic, beyond the po
Korea Herald (kr)
added Apr 11, 2016 13:09
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[Asia, India] War against tobacco begins on Monday

From Monday, Tamil Nadu will begin implementing the Central government notification mandating that all tobacco products carry a health warning covering 85 per cent of their packaging.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 11, 2016 04:35
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[Asia, India] Why cigarette packaging is getting more gory

Appearances count for a lot, when it comes to tobacco control. So it's not surprising that the government and Indian cigarette manufacturers are fighting over a few square inches on a packet. For decades, cigarettes have been sold with images of nonchal
Times of India
added Apr 11, 2016 04:09
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[Asia, India] FDA nets 27 crore cigarettes in 24 hrs over warnings on packs

A day after seizing cigarette and tobacco products worth Rs 273 crore, the Food and Drug Administration sleuths on Wednesday made fresh seizures of Rs 27 crore, taking the total of cost of seized goods to Rs 300 crore for blatant violation of the new law
Times of India
added Apr 11, 2016 03:40
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[Netherlands] Pictorial Cigarette Warning Labels: Effects of Severity and Likelihood of Risk Messages [FREE FULL TEXT]

our findings suggest that it is worthwhile to further explore the addition of likelihood of risk text-messages to pictorial cigarette warning labels, which is not the current practice in most countries.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 9, 2016 14:21
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[Asia, India] War against tobacco begins on Monday

From Monday, Tamil Nadu will begin implementing the Central government notification mandating that all tobacco products carry a health warning covering 85 per cent of their packaging. It’s been a week since the notification came into effect, but as of F
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 9, 2016 13:45
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[Asia, India] Tobacco: Awareness drive on new health warnings rule

Delhi government today carried out a drive to create awareness among people and tobacco vendors on the recent rule mandating pictorial warnings covering 85 per cent of the packaging space of all tobacco products.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 9, 2016 13:45
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[Asia, India] Here's How The Government Is Fighting Cigarette Makers With A Firm Anti-Tobacco Stand

With the Prime Minister's Office full support, the health ministry refuses to budge from its firm anti tobacco stance of a large pictorial warning on tobacco product cartons. Meanwhile, manufacturers are attempting to pressure on the government, seeking
Times of India
added Apr 9, 2016 13:44
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[Asia, India] 'Don't take cigarette firms' protest against pictorial warnings seriously'

Anbumani Ramadoss urged the Centre not to take into consideration the protests by cigarette firms against bigger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets. “The Government of India should stand by what it has committed. Bringing in pictorial warnings on
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 9, 2016 13:44
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[Asia, India] Goa: Cigarettes worth crores seized for violation of warning norms

(FDA) on Thursday launched a crackdown on the tobacco products for flouting the rule of pictorial warning and seized cigarettes worth Rs 8.63 crore.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 9, 2016 13:44
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