Category: Packaging

Smokers work around TPD

Smokers work around TPD

| May 23, 2017

Smokers in the UK seem to have been getting their retaliation in first. Illegal sales increased in the run-up to the full implementation of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive on May 20.

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Calling for accountability

Calling for accountability

| May 19, 2017

With the EU’s revised tobacco products directive firmly in place from tomorrow, tobacco-industry voices are saying that a proper reckoning must be made when the directive’s review is published in 2021.

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Time for EU to reflect

Time for EU to reflect

| May 18, 2017

New EU tobacco regulations have been described as a disgraceful attempt to denormalize both the product and legitimate consumers. It is said to be time for reflection.

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New rules seen as infantile

New rules seen as infantile

| May 17, 2017

Brexit is being put forward as an opportunity for the UK government to dump new tobacco-control regulations that spring from the EU’s latest Tobacco Products Directive.

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Warnings up to 90 percent

Warnings up to 90 percent

| May 9, 2017

Nepalese smokers could in future be confronted with 90-percent graphic health warnings and assailed by tax hikes.

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WTO upholds plain packs

WTO upholds plain packs

| May 5, 2017

The World Trade Organization is believed to have upheld Australia’s imposition of standardized tobacco packs, which first appeared there towards the end of 2012.

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Looming health concerns

Looming health concerns

| May 5, 2017

A British Medical Journal editorial argues that an indirect result of Brexit could be that UK health policies are left more exposed to challenges by companies, including tobacco companies.

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Plain packs persuasive

Plain packs persuasive

| April 28, 2017

A new review has been lobbed on to the battlefield of standardized tobacco packaging – this one claiming that the UK’s imposition of such packaging could result in hundreds of thousands of smokers quitting their habit.

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Graphic health warnings

Graphic health warnings

| April 28, 2017

Graphic health warnings are due to make an appearance in Laos from the start of next month.

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Losing the packaging fight

Losing the packaging fight

| April 26, 2017

It seems that even Intellectual Property insiders are concluding that businesses – especially tobacco businesses – are losing the battle against standardized packaging.

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Plain packs appeal disallowed

Plain packs appeal disallowed

| April 13, 2017

The tobacco industry has run out of UK domestic legal avenues for challenging the government on standardized tobacco packaging.

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Tobacco proposal like the curate’s egg

Tobacco proposal like the curate’s egg

| April 7, 2017

The Canadian government’s proposals for new regulations on tobacco products and vaping devices have met with a mixed reception.

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€100 million in unintended consequences

€100 million in unintended consequences

| April 7, 2017

The introduction of standardized tobacco packaging in France is apparently costing the French taxpayer €100 million in compensation to tobacconists.

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Sustainable packaging valued

Sustainable packaging valued

| April 6, 2017

Sustainability is a much-prized factor in packaging according to a new survey that sought the opinions of brand owners and retailers.

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India has new health warnings

India has new health warnings

| April 5, 2017

Manufacturers in India have been required since the beginning of this month to include a new set of health warnings on their packaging.

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Less than graphic warnings

Less than graphic warnings

| March 20, 2017

Tobacco manufacturers in Bangladesh are apparently printing grainy images as part of graphic health warnings, and thereby lessening their impact.

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Plain-talking packaging

Plain-talking packaging

| March 7, 2017

The name of a popular cigarette in North Korea has been changed because ‘Kumsugangsan’, or ‘land of natural beauty’ was seen not to reflect the reality of the country.

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Even plainer packaging

Even plainer packaging

| March 7, 2017

A cigarette soft pack that was included inside a ‘plain pack’ will not be the subject of punitive action in Australia. In fact, the soft pack, in metallic silver, was plainer than the ‘plain pack’.

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Factory closure threat

Factory closure threat

| March 2, 2017

The imposition of standardized tobacco packaging in South Africa would provide a boost to the illegal trade and might threaten the viability of British American Tobacco’s factory there.

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