Category: Packaging

No, no; it’s easy to quit

No, no; it’s easy to quit

| June 19, 2018

A so-called corrective statement that US tobacco manufacturers have been ordered to make, ‘It’s not easy to quit’, is the last thing a smoker should be told.

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Reforming in Cambodia

Reforming in Cambodia

| June 11, 2018

The Tobacco Industry of Cambodia is reforming to tackle more effectively the country’s illegal trade.

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Packaging fight continues

Packaging fight continues

| June 6, 2018

The fight over standardized tobacco-product packaging, which at best has a marginal impact on consumption, seems to be a distraction. There should be a united focus on reduced-risk products.

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Tax rises not working

Tax rises not working

| June 5, 2018

In Australia, where tobacco prices are astronomically high, the fall in the number of smokers has been tiny. Perhaps it should try nicotine-delivering electronic-cigarettes.

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Graphic warnings fail

Graphic warnings fail

| May 25, 2018

It is hardly surprising that graphic health warnings aren’t working in Australia. They are way over the top. They need to get real.

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Local Heets to go on sale

Local Heets to go on sale

| May 25, 2018

It seems odd that the government of South Korea should require graphic health warnings for heated-tobacco products at the same time as one locally-made product is due to go on sale.

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Impulsive behavior

Impulsive behavior

| May 21, 2018

Impulsive behavior must play a part whenever a person buys something new. But any follow-up purchases of that product are down to whether the product worked for the buyer.

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Looking beyond TPD2

Looking beyond TPD2

| May 17, 2018

Following the failure of the EU’s revised Tobacco Products Directive to reduce smoking, there is a need to look at other ways of achieving health gains.

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Plain unpopular

Plain unpopular

| May 17, 2018

The UK’s standardized tobacco packaging legislation looks like a case of act in haste, look silly at leisure.

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A plain failure of policy

A plain failure of policy

| May 16, 2018

If standardized tobacco packaging does not reduce either smoking or smoking uptake, logically, it should be done away with, but logic does not always sit easily with government policies.

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Opting for quit-or-die

Opting for quit-or-die

| May 15, 2018

According to new warnings to be imposed in South Korea this year, there is no difference between heat-not-burn and combustible cigarettes in respect of consumers’ health outcomes.

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Plain packaging failing

Plain packaging failing

| May 15, 2018

A full and immediate review of the UK’s standardized tobacco packaging policy has been called for in the wake of evidence that it is not meeting its objectives.

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Appeal package

Appeal package

| May 10, 2018

Four countries are expected to appeal against the World Trade Organization’s decision on Australia’s standardized-tobacco-packaging law – a decision that hasn’t been announced yet.

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Improving the TPD

Improving the TPD

| May 8, 2018

Japan Tobacco International’s vice president, reduced-risk products, has suggested a number of ways in which the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive might be improved in respect of vapor products.

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Corrective statements online

Corrective statements online

| May 3, 2018

Applying the epithet ‘so-called’ to a low-tar cigarette seems to confuse rather than correct in a so-called ‘corrective statement’ that US tobacco manufacturers are having to make.

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Youngsters targeted

Youngsters targeted

| May 2, 2018

Whatever its intentions, the nicotine industry should realize that there is a big, red, flashing warning over anything even remotely connected with children.

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Warnings not implemented

Warnings not implemented

| April 25, 2018

Unreasonable regulation will mostly be challenged, and a requirement for 90 percent tobacco-package health warnings that appear on all but one face seems unreasonable.

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More plain packaging

More plain packaging

| April 18, 2018

It seems that Sri Lanka is preparing to impose standardized packaging on tobacco products, though it is not clear when this might happen.

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Keeping track

Keeping track

| April 16, 2018

Information has been made available about the technical details that will define how the EU’s tobacco-products tracking and tracing system will operate.

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Black or white unattractive?

Black or white unattractive?

| April 12, 2018

It is surprising how those advocating standardized packaging are willing to set themselves up as the arbiters of color attractiveness. Such hubris came back to haunt Australia’s advocates.

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