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Japan Tobacco feels UK has decided on plain packets

The government of the UK has already made a decision to enact legislation on tobacco products to be sold in plain packets without brand name even though consultation on the issue it was not completed, according to the statement of the cigarette maker Japan Tobacco on July 6. The cigarette maker, which produces Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, Winston and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Obama administration appeals block on new cigarette warnings

The Obama administration appealed Tuesday a federal judge’s decision to block a law that would have made tobacco companies include graphic pictures and messages showing the dangers of smoking on cigarette packages. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon made a decision on the law in early November. He cited First Amendment rights against unconstitutionally compelled speech as a factor in … Continue reading

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Australia Bans Cigarette Logos & Colors, Prompts Suit By Philip Morris Asia

Australia’s Parliament passed legislation on November 21, 2011, in which all tobacco products sold in Australia will have to be in the same standard dark brown packaging with matte finish beginning on December 1, 2012. Tobacco giant Philip Morris International has threatened to sue Australia to prevent the country from implementing the plain packaging legislation. In a BBC report, Philip … Continue reading

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Plain-packet cigarettes delayed in Australia

Australia’s world-first plan for plain packaging on cigarettes has been delayed, giving tobacco firms extra time to prepare, the government said Wednesday, with the first sales now due in December 2012. Health Minister Nicola Roxon said final voting on the laws had been pushed back due to “shenanigans” in the upper house of parliament, meaning tobacco companies would have an … Continue reading

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Graphic cigarette labels needlessly harm businesses

After taking multiple graphic design courses, I have always been very intrigued by the way the labels and logos are designed. Having multiple friends who smoke I’ve began to notice the different designs that cigarette manufacturers use on their packages. Personally, I think the designs give cigarettes their own identity, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seems to want … Continue reading

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FDA Defends Graphic Labels against Cigarette Companies’ Lawsuit

Responding to a lawsuit filed by five of the nation’s largest cigarette manufacturers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration filed Friday to block any delay to new regulations requiring graphic warning labels on cigarette packages. The tobacco companies are suing the agency in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, claiming that the new labels cross the line from … Continue reading

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Wrapping cigarettes in plain packaging helps remove appeal of smoking

Removing branding and wrapping cigarettes in plain packaging helps remove the appeal of smoking according to new a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in Tobacco Control. The researchers found that more women than men smoked less and found smoking less enjoyable when using the plain packs. In the first study of its kind nearly 50 young adult smokers used non … Continue reading

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British American Tobacco Seeks Australia Government Advice through Courts

British American Tobacco PLC (BTI) said Monday it will again pursue the Australian government through the courts in an effort to obtain the legal advice given to the government in its decision to push ahead with measures to implement plain packaging on cigarette packets. From January next year, the Australian government wants to remove all branding and advertising from cigarette … Continue reading

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Big tobacco to take Australia packaging fight to higher court

Cigarette giant British American Tobacco (BAT) plans to appeal an Australian court ruling that handed the tobacco industry a setback in its campaign against the world’s first ban on branded cigarette packaging. The Australian government is legislating to enforce plain packaging for cigarettes in a bid to reduce smoking, angering the industry which has described the reform as a misguided … Continue reading

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SAR is dragged into Australian tobacco war

Hong Kong is at the forefront of a legal battle as tobacco giant Philip Morris launches legal action over Australia’s plan for plain cigarette packaging. Hong Kong-based Philip Morris Asia claims Australia will breach an investment treaty with the SAR. Under proposed legislation to cut smoking and due to take effect next year, company designs would be removed from packaging. … Continue reading

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