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[Europe] Kadenbach MEP: Tobacco warnings should mention chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Progress has been made on tobacco products health warnings but the next round of graphic labelling should also mention the less-known chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which happens to be the second cause of death worldwide, MEP Karin Kadenba
EurActiv
added Nov 18, 2017 03:06
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PILLAY: Why Africa needs blockchain.

Another possible African application for blockchain is to assist in combatting the sale of counterfeit cigarettes. “This problem is very prevalent in Africa and to curb it manufacturers are now exploring the idea of storing the serials numbers of batches
IT News Africa (za)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:03
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[UK] EXCLUSIVE: First fake plain packs discovered, rogue retailers making "small fortune"

Following a tip-off, Retail Express was sold a plain pack counterfeit of a premium brand by a London newsagent for £10.50. The retailer took a legitimate pack out of the gantry and swapped it out with a fake pack, while processing thecard transaction.
betterRetailing (uk)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:39
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[Australia, Canada, Mexico, USA] Disparagement of health warning labels on cigarette packages and cessation attempts: results from four countries

HWL disparagement was assessed as the frequency of making fun of HWLs in the past month...HWL disparagement among smokers may indicate greater warning relevance and processing and does not result in counterproductive effects on cessation efforts.
Health Education Research
added Nov 17, 2017 20:03
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[UK] LYONS: NO, BIG TOBACCO IS NOT MURDERING PEOPLE

We know the facts – they are emblazoned on every pack. We should be allowed to decide for ourselves. And the courts should treat the latest arguments about homicide prosecutions with the contempt they deserve.
spiked (uk)
added Nov 15, 2017 23:07
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[Australia, Hong Kong] The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back: experts respond

Philip Morris ... to claim billions in compensation for Australia’s plain packaging law. It took more than four years and reportedly cost A$50 million in legal fees for the tribunal to decide that Philip Morris was not a Hong Kong company.
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:18
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ARCHIVE: WATCH: Big Tobacco’s Victory Press Conference (Saunders Cartoon)

In August, five of the largest tobacco companies joined together in a lawsuit to block the FDA from requiring graphic warning labels on cigarettes that show the health consequences of smoking. Last week, Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon gave them
Mother Jones Magazine
added Nov 13, 2017 17:43
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[Australia] Update on plain tobacco packaging Nov 10 2017

59 months after Australia implemented standardized "plain" tobacco packaging, here's the state of play in 18 nations 6 nations have legislated and implemented/ Australia (Dec 2011, implemented Dec 2012) France (Nov 2015, implemented May 2016) UK (March
Twitter
added Nov 12, 2017 21:16
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AUSTEN: Pot Advertising, Leonard Cohen and Chimps: The Canada Letter

How will promotion of Canada’s latest legal vice be regulated? The federal government has two models. One is the system for cigarettes, which effectively bans most conventional advertising and marketing, requires stores to keep cigars and cigarettes out
New York Times
added Nov 10, 2017 22:18
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[Massachusetts, Pennsylvania] Cigar Category Skirts Regulation

the cigar segment has been relatively immune to federal lawmakers’ sharpest knives. That’s good news for many convenience retailers that are often busy fending off local and state legislation. One example of how cigar sales are at risk is last year’s swe
Convenience Store Decisions
added Nov 10, 2017 17:02
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