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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Graphic Images to be Added on Tobacco Packets to Lower Korea’s Smoking Rate

Starting on December 23, appalling graphic images will be added to cigarette packets in a dire attempt to cut down the country's smoking rate. These graphic photos will give smokers a closer and clearer look at the possible effects of longtime smoking. Th
Korea Portal
added Dec 16, 2016 18:41
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Teens May Not Heed Health Warnings on Cigars

"Many still believe that risks of cigars can be mitigated by not inhaling or inhaling less," he said in a university news release. "But we know that cigar smoking can cause serious harm, including cancer and heart disease." The researchers surveyed mor
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 16, 2016 18:22
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[Australia] Sneaky tobacco companies use mystery shoppers to exploit ciggie loophole

Tobacco companies are offering gift cards, flights and hotel stays to retailers to try and encourage them to push their brand onto customers.... Mystery shoppers hired by Imperial Tobacco are sent to retailers with a very specific script. "I normally sm
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Dec 16, 2016 16:33
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FDA opens door to reduced risk claim for Swedish Match snus tobacco

The agency said the company could not remove a warning that the products may cause gum disease and tooth loss. But it deferred a decision on whether to allow the company to claim the products cause less harm than cigarettes. It also deferred a decision
Reuters
added Dec 14, 2016 20:51
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FDA Issues a Response to Application From Swedish Match

Swedish Match was informed earlier today by the FDA that General Snus will not, for the time being, be designated as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product - MRTP. The FDA did, however, outline the process forward and encouraged Swedish Match to continue its ef
PR Newswire
added Dec 14, 2016 20:25
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FDA takes action on applications seeking to market modified risk tobacco products

Based on the scientific evidence provided in the applications, as well as other available data, the agency determined that the request to remove the warning related to gum disease and tooth loss should be denied because these products can cause gum disea
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
added Dec 14, 2016 19:53
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FDA denies bid to drop some warnings from tobacco pouches

it denied the request by Swedish Match to remove warnings about gum disease and tooth loss from its chewable pouches, called snus. It's the first decision of its kind handed down by the agency since it gained authority to review the relative risks of toba
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 14, 2016 19:51
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FDA Is Right to Reject Swedish Match’s Flawed Application to Remove Health Warnings on Its Smokeless Tobacco Products

The FDA had no choice but to reject this application based on the current record because Swedish Match failed to provide sufficient scientific evidence to support its claims and failed to meet the standard set by law for allowing modified risk claims. As
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 14, 2016 19:34
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Graphic images aim to cut Korea's smoking rate

Tobacco makers in Korea will have to add an "appalling" element to cigarette packets from Dec. 23: graphic photos or images highlighting the deadly risk of smoking. Products showing the graphic images are expected to go on sale in late January or Februa
Korea Times (kr)
added Dec 13, 2016 23:38
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Canada should require plain packaging on pot products: panel

The Canadian government should regulate the production of cannabis when it is legalized for recreational use and require plain packaging for such products, an official panel recommended on Tuesday, a potential setback to growers who hoped to build brands
Reuters
added Dec 13, 2016 23:26
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