tobacco

Influence of cigarette packet branding and colours on young male smokers’ recognition, appeal and harm perceptions of tobacco brands in Cambodia: a mixed-methods study 

21 September 2022 By Thomas Stubbs, Victoria White, Hua-Hie Yong, Chhea Chhordaphea, John W Toumbourou, BMJ Journals Abstract Objectives To explore how cigarette packet branding and colours influence young male smokers’ perceptions of tobacco brands in Cambodia. Design Mixed-methods study. Setting Worksites, living accommodations, a university and public locations in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Participants 147 male Cambodian smokers (18–24 years). Interventions Participants were shown mock-up

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Tobacco, alcohol are main causes of cancer worldwide: Study

19 August 2022 Medical Express Nearly half of cancers worldwide can be traced back to a known risk factor, primarily tobacco or alcohol, a huge global study found on Friday, which said that behavioral changes can help reduce the threat of disease. The study—published in The Lancet and conducted as part of a vast research program funded

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Could international human rights obligations motivate countries to implement tobacco cessation support?

6 July 2022 By: Benjamin Mason Meier, Martin Raw, Donna Shelley, Chris Bostic, Anahita Gupta, Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy, Laurent Huber, Wiley Online Library Abstract Background and aims The World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) seeks to realize the right to health through national tobacco control policies. However, few states have met their

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SEATCA: Break cycle of nicotine addiction, expedite Malaysia’s GEG bill

5 August 2022 By Audrey Dermawan, New Straits Times SEATCA senior policy adviser Dr Mary Assunta said the tobacco generational endgame (GEG) component of the bill was forward-looking and a long-term solution to better protect the youth due to the increasing smoking prevalence among teenagers. – NSTP/MIKAIL ONG   GEORGE TOWN: The Southeast Asia Tobacco

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Malaysia: Tobacco generational endgame legislation important step forward

14 July 2022 By Audrey Dermawan, New Straits Times GEORGE TOWN: All Cabinet members and members of parliament (MPs) have been urged to unanimously support Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin’s proposal for a progressive law to eliminate smoking and possession of tobacco products for people born after 2005. CAP president Mohideen Abdul Kader said if the

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Largest ever study of tobacco content on social media links exposure to tobacco use

11 July 2022 By Sarah Abrams, Keck School News Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC led the global meta-analysis of 29 studies People who have viewed tobacco content on social media are more than twice as likely than non-viewers to report using tobacco and, among those who have never used tobacco, more

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Less branding and more health warnings can reduce tobacco use in the European Union

14 June 2022 By Amitav Chakravarti, LSE A large-scale survey of 8,000 European citizens across 10 EU member states tested participants’ responses to health warnings in cigarettes and found that removing or reducing product branding and increasing the size of health warnings made cigarette packets significantly less appealing. Amitav Chakravarti writes that combined warnings provide an economical

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