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[Canada] Passage of An Act to bolster tobacco control in Quebec - A major gain in the fight against cancer

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division welcomes the passage of An Act to bolster tobacco control... "The industry knows it well: flavoured products are a foot in the door to tobacco addiction. The same applies to the slender packaging of supe
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Nov 27, 2015 15:00

[Latin America, Mexico] Canada Fuels the Tobacco Black Market in Costa Rica

This indictment comes after a group of Mexican journalists visited Canada this summer and found out that the source of a huge illicit cigarette trade and tax defrauding scheme in Mexico is in large part due to contraband cigarettes coming from Southweste
Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Nov 27, 2015 10:28

[Europe] Big tobacco tries to put its stamp on new packaging

Tobacco lobbyists have joined forces in a bid to stop the European Commission from signing up a Swiss company to provide advanced “track and trace” technology to combat cigarette smuggling. The fight is intensifying at the EU level as the European Parli
added Nov 27, 2015 10:09

[Australia] Tobacco bans in prisons paying off

the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found they have led to a decline in smoking rates. Almost three quarters of prisoners who enter prison are smokers.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Nov 27, 2015 10:02

[Canada] E-cigarette exemption for medical marijuana not a done deal

government is taking a second look at the proposed exemption to new e-cigarette rules that would allow anyone with a prescription for medical cannabis to use the product in restaurants, parks and movie theatres — just about anywhere — unless the property
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Nov 27, 2015 09:45

[Asia] Conflicts of interest in tobacco control in India: an exploratory study

Conflicts of interest are rampant in India and operate in many different ways. These conflicts can lead to negative consequences for tobacco control with far-reaching effects. Varied strategies using legal, administrative and legislative tools need to be
Tobacco Control
added Nov 27, 2015 09:33

[Asia, China] Indoor smoking down sharply

Almost half of a year after the implementation of a new tobacco control regulation in Beijing, smoking in public places has greatly decreased and public support for a smoke-free city is rising, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planni
China Daily (cn)
added Nov 27, 2015 01:40

[UK-Scotland] Research: School pupils 'using e-cigarettes as gateway to smoking'

SCHOOL pupils are using e-cigarettes as a gateway to smoking, according to a new study which raises concern over the "misleading promotion" of the products. The research also found that most high school students find the fruity, sweet-like flavourings of
Evening Times (uk)
added Nov 27, 2015 01:39

CPMA chief says France plain pack vote was a close call

Having received information from Brussels, Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance (CPMA) director Mike Ridgway told Packaging News just how close the call was on France’s plain packaing law being passed. “It got passed by just two votes! Now it passes
Packaging News (uk)
added Nov 27, 2015 01:30

[France] French give nod to plain cigarette packaging

Cigarettes will have to be sold in plain packaging in France from next year after the French parliament narrowly voted through a proposal which has drawn the ire of tobacconists. The measure narrowly made it through parliament late Wednesday after an ame
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 27, 2015 01:26
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