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Tobacco Giant Wanted To Sue Australia Over Graphic Warning Labels

Buying cigarettes in Australia involves choosing among shelves of different graphically illustrated, awful illnesses, as that’s how cigarettes legally have to be packaged. Though in reality people can’t choose how smoking tobacco will affect them, the si
The Alternative Daily
added Jun 9, 2016 10:17
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Tobacco manufacturers allowed to combine federal appeals on corrective statements

The Big Three tobacco manufacturers have been given permission to consolidate their federal appeals addressing corrective statements for cigarette marketing... The ad will not appear in the Winston-Salem Journal, but it will in The Charlotte Observer. Ea
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 9, 2016 04:57
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nyt op-ed adds urgency to need for fda action on graphic labels

Let Smokers See the Warning They Need...our take: We couldn’t agree more. It’s high time for the Food and Drug Administration to take an immediate second run at graphic warning labels. Research has shown that they increase awareness and understanding of
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 8, 2016 19:35
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LETTER: Don’t Smoke!

I was a young teenager...a stranger thrust a piece of paper into my hand with two photographs, one a clean, healthy lung and the other the blackened lung of a smoker, with the words “Don’t Smoke!” That was about 70 years ago. I have never been tempted si
New York Times
added Jun 8, 2016 19:30
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[Africa, Mauritius] WNTD: Government’s commitment to introduce plain packaging, stressed by Health Minister

‘Government is committed to implement plain packaging not only because we believe in its effectiveness but we are also sure that the trend worldwide would reduce the number of people getting hooked on smoking. We will adopt all appropriate tobacco strate
Mauritius Government Online Centre (mu)
added Jun 8, 2016 19:27
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[Asia-pacific] 88pc Malaysians believe plain packaging will increase illegal cigarette levels — Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors’ General Association

An overwhelming majority of Malaysians are concerned about the negative impact of the proposed plain packaging for cigarettes, according to a recent nationwide public opinion survey conducted by Merdeka Center for Opinion Research for the Malaysia Singapo
Malay Mail (my)
added Jun 8, 2016 18:35
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Graphic Cigarette Warnings Deter Smokers

The pictorial warnings were more effective for both sexes and across races, ethnicities and socioeconomic levels. “This is the first well-controlled study that demonstrates a change in behavior,” said the lead author, Noel T. Brewer, a professor of heal
New York Times Blogs
added Jun 8, 2016 18:33
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[Africa, South Africa] Slow burn on fags law

Motsoaledi said in 2012 he would make sure cigarettes were sold in plain packaging to offset the glamour associated with smoking and reduce cancer. Four years later Motsoaledi was making the same promise on World No Tobacco Day, suggesting his department
Times LIVE (za)
added Jun 8, 2016 18:13
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Big Tobacco is Losing Ground in Europe

“The business case is positive,” said Axa’s soon-to-be CEO Thomas Buberl. “It makes no sense for us to continue our investments within the tobacco industry. The human cost of tobacco is tragic — its economic cost is huge.”
Triple Pundit
added Jun 8, 2016 18:12
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[Canada] Plain tobacco packaging increases purchases and contraband, Australian prof says

"Once you take into account the price effects and you take into account the general decline in smoking anyway, there's no evidence to support the hypothesis that the plain packaging had any effect in itself," Sinclair Davidson, Royal Melbourne Institute
CBC News (ca)
added Jun 8, 2016 18:11
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