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[Africa, Uganda] MPs develop tough regulations on tobacco control

The Tobacco Control Act which was passed by the 9th Parliament on July 28 last year has failed to fulfill its obligation... The new proposed regulations on tobacco control prohibit incentives and privileges like tax holidays to tobacco business dealers, a
The New Vision (ug)
added Oct 5, 2016 20:19
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[Asia, Nepal] Minister vows to enforce 90 per cent PHW on tobacco packs

Health Minister Gagan Thapa today said he would push for implementation of 90 per cent coverage area of pictorial health warning on packets of tobacco products. Speaking at an interaction on ‘Implementation of 90 per cent pictorial health warning’ organ
The Himalayan Times (np)
added Oct 5, 2016 19:31
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The Australian experience following plain packaging: the impact on tobacco branding.

New brands and variants were not inhibited by the introduction of plain packaging in Australia. After plain packaging, leading brand variant numbers expanded by 9 to 116 and colour variant names increased by 73.6% and became the norm-lighter colours (blu
Addiction
added Oct 5, 2016 16:36
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truth initiative calls on fda to enforce graphic warning labels requirement

truth Initiative joined seven public health groups to file a lawsuit to compel the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce a requirement that graphic health warnings appear on cigarette packs and in advertising.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 5, 2016 16:21
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[Massachusetts] Mass. docs sue FDA to OK graphic anti-smoking images

“It would have a real impact on kids,” said Dr. Lynda Young, a pediatrician at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, one of the plaintiffs. As a doctor, she said, “There’s tools I can use, but graphic warnings on the cigarette packages would b
Boston (MA) Herald
added Oct 5, 2016 15:37
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FDA Moving Too Slowly On Cigarette Label Revamp, Suit Says ($$)

is four years behind on complying with a Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act requirement to make cigarette warning labels more graphic, the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and a pediatricians group told a Massachusetts fe
Law360
added Oct 5, 2016 01:50
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[Ireland] Plain packaging on cigarettes and tobacco due in May 2017

The Government has been adamant it will introduce plain tobacco and cigarette packaging despite threats from the tobacco industry of legal action and the loss of 87 jobs in Mullingar following the decision to close the Imperial Tobacco manufacturing plan
Irish Times (ie)
added Oct 5, 2016 01:26
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AAP, health groups file lawsuit pushing for graphic cigarette warnings

The Academy and seven other medical and public health groups are taking legal action to force federal officials to follow through on a requirement for graphic warnings on cigarette packs. The groups filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday in Boston against the F
American Academy of Pediatrics
added Oct 5, 2016 01:24
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Pediatricians, American Cancer Society Take FDA To Court Over Delayed Graphic Warning Labels On Cigarettes

It’s been more than seven years since the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act became law, directing the Food and Drug Administration to bolster warnings on tobacco labels and to create graphic warning images to be printed on cigarette packa
The Consumerist (blog)
added Oct 5, 2016 01:23
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[Massachusetts] FDA Sued Over Delay on Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

The legal action was launched by eight public health and medical groups -- including the American Cancer Society -- and several individual pediatricians. They filed suit Oct. 4 in federal court in Boston. Besides the cancer society, the organizations in
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 5, 2016 01:20
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