International Updates Archive

Plain cigarette packaging comes into force

30 September 2017: Ireland becomes fourth country in world to remove logos from tobacco packaging Ireland has become the fourth country in the world to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. As of today, tobacco

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E-cig argument a smokescreen

18 August 2017: The debate on electronic cigarettes took a turn for the worst this week, when raw numbers were used to suggest that current interventions to reduce smoking may not be working and therefore

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‘Action’ threat to tobacco giants

18 August 2017: New Delhi, Aug. 18 (Reuters): The government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with “punitive action” over the tobacco giants’ alleged violation of Indian anti-smoking laws, according to a letter sent to the

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How to cut smoking in poor countries

1 June 2017: The recipe to get people to quit is well-known. Why are so many governments ignoring it? IN SOME rich countries ex-smokers now outnumber those who still puff on. But in many poor

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smokers lung cancer

26 May 2017: Cigarettes branded as “low tar” could have made smokers more vulnerable to the most common form of lung cancer, according to scientists. Experts investigated why rates of adenocarcinoma, a tumour that grows

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Exposing the hydra of Big Tobacco

8 May 2017: FROM the early 1980s, Australian governments of all persuasions pursued the tobacco control agenda with vigour and determination. “Quit” campaigns established around the country from 1983 used mass media to educate the

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Tobacco: a threat to development?

24 April 2017: In keeping with the broader understanding that tobacco is not merely a threat to individual health but to the cause of social and environmental justice, the theme for World No-Tobacco Day this

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