Category: Packaging

Plainly not working

Plainly not working

| December 8, 2017

Some people suggested that introducing standardized tobacco packaging would become easier as more countries did so. But that argument assumed that standardized packaging would work.

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It’s all very tortured

It’s all very tortured

| December 5, 2017

One of the problems of trying to get to the truth of something is that it seems to be generally accepted that there are such things as ‘false facts’ – untruths that are truths.

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Marking five-year failure

Marking five-year failure

| December 1, 2017

Since Australia was the first country to require standardized tobacco packaging, its policy initiative was largely a shot in the dark. Others now have evidence on which to judge such policies.

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Plain packaging not working

Plain packaging not working

| November 30, 2017

Possibly the most worrying finding from a recent poll is that 80 percent of Australians believe the government would ignore evidence if it contradicted a preferred policy.

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Prices thrown into pot

Prices thrown into pot

| November 14, 2017

Questions are being raised in Canada about whether a similar pricing strategy to the one being suggested for legal marijuana should be applied to tobacco.

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Uruguay going after packs

Uruguay going after packs

| November 9, 2017

Uruguay, which has a history of robust anti-tobacco activities, looks set to become the seventh country to introduce standardized cigarette packaging

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Packaging challenge fails

Packaging challenge fails

| November 7, 2017

Court challenges by tobacco manufacturers to the imposition of regulations requiring that tobacco products are sold in packs of standardized design generally have not been successful.

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Smoking rate down, but high

Smoking rate down, but high

| November 6, 2017

Despite an 80 percent cigarette-tax rise at the start of 2015 and the introduction of graphic health warnings in 2016, smoking among adult men remains high in South Korea.

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Apple CEO visits Iggesund

Apple CEO visits Iggesund

| October 13, 2017

The tweet by Tim Cook @tim_cook that appears above the picture reads: ‘A visit to the breathtaking forests of northern Sweden with @IggesundAB, our partners in innovation and sustainable packaging’.

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Taiwan to ban e-cigs

Taiwan to ban e-cigs

| October 9, 2017

Taiwan is set to ban flavored cigarettes, increase the size of cigarette-pack health warnings, and ban the import and local manufacture of electronic cigarettes.

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Pack size matters

Pack size matters

| September 27, 2017

The authorities in Malaysia have been accused of fiddling while increasing numbers of illicit cigarettes burn in the hands of smokers.

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Final warning given

Final warning given

| September 25, 2017

Small-cigar smokers in the US will, within a year, see the placement on their products of warnings telling them, for instance, that cigars contain nicotine, an addictive chemical.

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Bigger is better in Taiwan

Bigger is better in Taiwan

| September 6, 2017

A proposal that bigger health warnings should be introduced in Taiwan seems to be based on flawed reasoning, but that won’t stop their introduction.

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Standard the new norm

Standard the new norm

| September 4, 2017

The tobacco industry seems generally to have lost the battle against standardized tobacco-packs, which are starting to appear in an increasing number of countries.

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Small-pack claims denied

Small-pack claims denied

| August 23, 2017

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health has moved quickly to deny rumors that the country is about to see the return of cigarettes packs containing fewer than 20 cigarettes.

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Who sets tobacco policy?

Who sets tobacco policy?

| August 22, 2017

The reintroduction in Malaysia of packs with fewer than 20 cigarettes would be a case of the government’s ‘pandering to the whims of tobacco lobbyists’.

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More bans due in Turkey

More bans due in Turkey

| August 22, 2017

Despite increasingly draconian regulations aimed at stopping people from smoking tobacco, Turkey has a smoking incidence of 31 percent.

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Saint Lucia goes graphic

Saint Lucia goes graphic

| August 21, 2017

The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is introducing graphic health warnings to tobacco products, and is gearing up for public-places tobacco-smoking bans.

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Coesia acquires Molins

Coesia acquires Molins

| August 4, 2017

With its acquisition by Coesia, Molins has joined a stable of companies that includes G.D and Sasib.

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Non-disclosure “absurd”

Non-disclosure “absurd”

| July 12, 2017

The Australian government has been called on to oppose the inclusion of the international tribunal system’s Investor-State Dispute Settlement provision in trade agreements.

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