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France votes for plain cigarette packaging from 2016

Cigarettes in France will be sold in plain packaging under a law that was finally passed in parliament on Thursday despite objections from the conservative opposition.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Dec 19, 2016 16:46
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[UK] Imperial stubs out plans for Supreme Court battle on tobacco packaging rules

The decision by Imperial, the ­maker of Gauloises and Lambert & Butler cigarettes, leaves just two of the big four tobacco companies still considering whether to take the Government to the Supreme Court over the rules, which came into force in May.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Dec 19, 2016 16:44
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[UK-Wales] This is what the people of Cardiff think of the new cigarette packaging

Cigarette packs designed with the “world’s ugliest colour” and very graphic pictures have started to appear on the shelves of Welsh shops. In May it became law for all tobacco products – including roll-your-own tobacco pouches and cigarette boxes – to b
WalesOnline (uk)
added Dec 18, 2016 17:16
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Tobacco sellers fear new warning pictures

will be a heavy burden on Korean retailers, such as convenience stores and duty free shops, according to industry sources. Tobacco manufacturers will have to print images highlighting the deadly risks of smoking on their cigarette packets starting Dec. 2
Korea Times (kr)
added Dec 18, 2016 16:31
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Chantix, Zyban Lose Boxed Warning on Psych Effects

The FDA said it was persuaded by results from a trial called EAGLES that found that these psychiatric events were no more common with varenicline or bupropion compared with individuals using nicotine patches or placebo to try to quit smoking. The FDA had
MedPage Today
added Dec 17, 2016 15:46
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FDA denies Swedish Match request on tobacco warning label changes

The FDA said it denied the request to remove the gum disease and tooth loss warnings because, based on the scientific evidence, “the products can cause gum disease and tooth loss.” However, the agency deferred a final decision on the mouth cancer warning
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Dec 17, 2016 06:54
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US drops bold warning from anti-smoking pills Chantix, Zyban

The FDA decision stems from an 8,000-patient study of smokers that found no elevated risk of psychiatric problems among Chantix users who had no prior history of mental illness. European regulators previously removed their own warning from the drug based
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 17, 2016 06:47
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Hookah tobacco labels are misleading, Roswell Park, UB researchers find

Label information on many hookah tobacco products is misleading and may be misinterpreted by consumers, according to new research on nicotine and pH levels...researchers examined the nicotine content and pH levels of 140 different packages of 12 brands of
EurekAlert
added Dec 17, 2016 06:47
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Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Application - Technical Project Lead (TPL) Review (PDF)

With respect to the request to remove the gum disease and tooth loss warning, based on the available scientific evidence, SMNA has not demonstrated that, as actually used by consumers, the products sold or distributed with the proposed modified risk info
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Dec 16, 2016 22:30
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[Australia, UK] Deloitte

Deloitte has a longstanding relationship with the tobacco industry...front group, 'the Alliance of Australian Retailers’ (AAR) commissioned Deloitte to produce two reports on plain packaging in 2011 titled ‘Potential impact on retailers from the introduc
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Dec 16, 2016 21:51
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