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Graphic Cigarette Pack Labels May Cut U.S. Smoking Deaths

would save more than 650,000 lives and prevent tens of thousands of preterm births and low birth weight babies by 2065, a new study suggests.... Tobacco industry litigation stalled a 2011 proposal to add such warnings to U.S. cigarette packs
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 3, 2016 21:25
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines, California] BONDOC: Mind if I smoke? Mind if I die?

youth are being taught to shun the vice that sickened and shortened the lives of their elders. Enforcement of the smoking prohibition in public indoors is spotty. But today begins the picturing of graphic health warnings (GHWs) on cigarette packs.
Philippine Star (ph)
added Nov 3, 2016 21:13
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Public health benefits from pictorial health warnings on US cigarette packs: a SimSmoke simulation

While many countries have adopted prominent pictorial warning labels (PWLs) for cigarette packs, the USA still requires only small...Available research consistently shows a direct association between PWLs and increased cessation and reduced smoking initia
Tobacco Control
added Nov 3, 2016 16:16
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Big Tobacco Meddling With Myanmar’s Government – Report

The report, by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, finds “high levels” of tobacco industry interference in Myanmar, which has been included in the annual update of ASEAN countries for the first time. The report throws light on Big Tobacco’s so
Myanmar Business Today (mm)
added Nov 3, 2016 14:36
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GREENLAND: How the tobacco industry is gaming Australian health regulations

Tobacco companies are adapting to Australia’s plain packaging laws by lowering prices and changing their marketing strategies.
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 2, 2016 07:43
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[California, Illinois, New York] E-Cig Makers Get Stricter-Warning Label Suit Dismissed ($$)

finding all but one of the state law claims preempted by recent [FDA] guidance. A group of five consumers hailing from California, Illinois and New York accused Lorillard Tobacco Co., Reynolds American Inc., Fontem US Inc. and others...BLU
Law360
added Nov 2, 2016 07:25
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Both Sides of the Argument? JTI-MacDonald’s Anti-Plain Packaging Spin in Canada

recently launched a multimedia campaign, Both Sides of the Argument, to sway public opinion against proposed plain packaging legislation... While the Canadian campaign purports to present ‘Both Sides of the Argument’, it quite clearly represents only one
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Nov 1, 2016 17:43
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[Asia] Indian cigarette maker ITC criticizes big health warnings on packs

"There is no evidence to suggest that cigarette smoking would cause the diseases depicted in the pictures or that large GHW (graphic health warnings) will lead to reduction in consumption," ITC said in a statement filed to the Indian stock exchanges. It
Reuters
added Oct 26, 2016 14:24
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Tobacco Companies Get Extra Time to Put Graphic Health Warnings on Their Products

The deadline for cigarette companies to put gruesome images alongside health warnings on their products has been extended by six months after the tobacco industry complained it would be too difficult to recall packs without the new warnings in time.
Myanmar Business Today (mm)
added Oct 25, 2016 13:04
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HATCHARD: Big Tobacco’s dirty tricks in opposing plain packaging

Opponents of plain packaging tend to have links to the tobacco industry. So much so that three-quarters of organisations identified in our study... A compulsory register of tobacco companies’ memberships, political activities and associated spending would
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 24, 2016 12:36
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