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[New Zealand] New study finds tobacco industry delayed plain packs

A new study has suggested that threats of lawsuits given by the tobacco industry contributed to the stall in New Zealand’s plain packaging legislation by at least three years. Plain packaging legislation was first announced in April of 2012, completed i
Scoop (nz)
added Apr 16, 2018 19:28
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[Asia] Sri Lanka to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, tobacco products

as a result of the direct and indirect harm caused by the use of tobacco, it has been estimated that the death toll in Sri Lanka annually exceeds 25,000. The programs implemented for the prevention of the use of tobacco and alcohol throughout the past ha
LankaPage.com
added Apr 15, 2018 16:24
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Who is the target? Package health warnings and the role of market segmentation [FREE FULL TEXT]

While the extant literature concerning health warnings on tobacco packaging is considerable, future research could further account for the role of market segmentation to evaluate which themes and message content appear most effective. One direction for fu
Tobacco Control
added Apr 14, 2018 01:47
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[California] Cigarette pack messages about toxic chemicals: a randomised clinical trial [FREE FULL TEXT]

Chemical messages on cigarette packs did not lead to higher intentions to quit among smokers in our trial. However, chemical messages informed smokers of chemicals in cigarettes and harms of smoking, which directly supports their implementation and would
Tobacco Control
added Apr 14, 2018 01:40
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Tobacco industry stalled New Zealand plain packs legislation

Threats of lawsuits by the tobacco industry helped delay the New Zealand legislation for plain tobacco packs by at least three years, new University of Otago research suggests. The tobacco companies threatened to sue the NZ Government for compensation,
Scoop (nz)
added Apr 13, 2018 17:13
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[Australia] THE GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC, THE PLAIN PACKAGING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, AND THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION

This article focuses upon the legal defence of Australia before the WTO Panel...Australia has provided a convincing case that plain packaging of tobacco products is compatible with the TRIPS Agreement 1994 – particularly the clauses relating to the aims a
infojustice.org (Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - American University Washington College of Law)
added Apr 9, 2018 22:20
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Saying no to ‘kiddie packs’

THE Government has been urged not to reintroduce the 10-stick cigarette pack, as it could encourage more people, especially schoolchildren to pick up the habit. Those interviewed by MetroPerak felt that the Government should prioritise the people’s heal
The Star (my)
added Apr 9, 2018 16:24
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[Asia, Laos] Imperial Brands PLC subsidiary violates law and exploits Lao PDR

Imperial-controlled LTL and local Lao-China Hongta Good Luck Tobacco Company Ltd. have been violating Lao PDR’s Pictorial Health Warnings (PHWs) Regulation issued by the Ministry of Health in May 2016 requiring all tobacco companies to print 75% health wa
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Apr 7, 2018 20:16
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FDA Decision to Leave Thousands of Tobacco Products on Market without Review Raises Troubling Questions

substantially equivalent...We urge the FDA to release information about the criteria used for its decision not to review the 1,500 products it removed from its queue; identify the categories of products that will avoid review; quantify the number of produ
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 6, 2018 19:34
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[Asia, Cambodia] Police shutter tobacco factory

Authorities raided and shuttered a cigarette manufacturing company in Tbong Khmum province on Tuesday after discovering it had not complied with a sub-decree requiring warning labels to be included on tobacco products.
Khmer Times (kh)
added Apr 6, 2018 19:22
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