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[Asia] JTI Cambodia leaves industry group

is ending its affiliation with the Association of the Tobacco Industry of Cambodia (ATIC), citing ATIC’s inaction on the continued sale of cigarette packaging without graphic health warnings, according to a report in The Phnom Penh Post.
Tobacco Reporter
added Aug 7, 2016 11:25

CICELSKI: FDA Claims Jurisdiction Over All Tobacco Products ($$)

The parties subject to these new regulations should be sure to familiarize themselves with the rule’s requirements... broadcast stations and other media outlets should now become even more vigilant in vetting such advertisements prior to their release.
added Aug 5, 2016 20:23

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Customs Dept: Locally-manufactured cigarettes to carry mandatory duty stamp from Oct 1

All local cigarette manufacturers are required to stick on the cigarette duty stamp on every packets of their cigarettes beginning this October 1. The Royal Malaysian Customs said the transition period for the use of the cigarette duty stamp was carried
Malay Mail (my)
added Aug 5, 2016 20:01

[Latin America] Uruguay Takes a Smoke Break: The International Community is Turning its Back on Big Tobacco, One Court Case at a Time

The defeat of PMI is as symbolic as it is substantive in the effects it will have on the role of the tobacco industry in the international community. Although the court’s decision does not mean that PMI will lose all of its global influence, it continues
Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA)
added Aug 5, 2016 15:09

[Ireland, UK] Marlboro launches fresh packaging innovation

Marlboro Red, Gold and Silver Blue Kingsize 20s now feature ‘Pro-Seal’ technology to maximise freshness. The design combines new technology with a round cornered look to ensure maximum freshness, promising to keep the last cigarette as fresh as the first
Convenience Store (uk)
added Aug 5, 2016 13:00

[New Zealand] Turn-off: yellow-brown and green smokes

Otago University researchers and colleagues in Australia tested reactions of smokers to cigarettes in unattractive colours, such as yellow-brown and green, or carrying health warnings. "We found that smokers were significantly less likely to choose the
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Aug 4, 2016 21:00

[New Zealand] Old cigarette packs may go up in smoke

Plain cigarette packaging is on the cards after Associate Health Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga released draft regulations to end tobacco imagery on packs....The legislation had been on hold after tobacco companies tried to sue the Australian government, after i
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Aug 4, 2016 20:59

[Australia] No logo / Big Tobacco’s controversial, ailing crusade against plain packaging

Only America, where the right to free speech makes standard packs highly unlikely, may remain an anomaly (though it is a signatory to the TPP). In the past investors often viewed a new wave of rules on tobacco as a chance to buy tobacco stocks inexpensiv
The Economist
added Aug 4, 2016 16:57

[Australia, UK] Cover: Is tobacco investment going up in smoke?

“We don’t think plain packaging will have a major impact, looking at the experiences in other markets, such as Australia,” he says. “Tobacco is a declining business in all the developed markets. The falls in Australia continued -after the introduction o (uk)
added Aug 4, 2016 16:52

[UK] Global Business / Local Focus (PDF)

This document sets out the tobacco industry’s contribution to the UK, its economy and its communities...we believe that a new model for regulating the tobacco sector is required that emphasises partnership working to address a number of the shared challe
Tobacco Manufacturers Association (TMA) (uk)
added Aug 3, 2016 18:51
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