Posts tagged: cigarette packs

Bringing cigarette-tax stamps back would raise money, fight crime

Tweet Legislators are trying once again to curb cigarette smuggling, both into and out of North Carolina, by re-establishing a stamp on cigarette packs. This year, the odds look better than in the past, and that is good. North Carolina has long had one of the lowest state cigarette taxes. Because of that, organized crime and terrorist organizations have bought cigarettes here and resold them illegally in high-tax states. In recent years, cigarett ... Jump to full article >>

Australia Unveils New Anti-smoking Regulation

Tweet Fighting tobacco in the political arena has proven to be a tough battle for those countries attempting it. As cigarettes and tobacco products are not actually illegal, governments that have wished to reduce smoking through regulation have been forced to seek alternative measures, such as heavy taxes and requiring tobacco companies to label their products with warnings of the addictive properties and dangerous health effects of tobacco use ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco displays to be made illegal in shops

Tweet LONDON (AP) — The cigarette packs piled into prominent displays behind store counters and supermarket checkouts in England can’t be missed. They occupy prime retail real estate, helping to keep addicts hooked and quitters tempted. But the government announced a ban on them Wednesday, a move that will keep cigarettes hidden away and make it just a tad more difficult for smokers to find their fix. “We cannot ignore the targeting ... Jump to full article >>

UK Government To Publish Tobacco Control Paper Soon

Tweet LONDON (Dow Jones)–The U.K. government Monday said it is to publish “shortly” a paper on health policy, which could see lawmakers impose fresh rules and legislative direction on both the retail display and packaging of tobacco products. The Department of Health confirmed the imminent publication of the paper after weekend reports said its Tobacco Control Plan would be published Wednesday to coincide with a national No Smok ... Jump to full article >>

New warnings on cigarette packs from surgeon general

Tweet Everyone knows that smoking is a terrible thing to do for your health and the health of those around you who are exposed to tobacco fumes. But as part of the Obama administration’s campaign against smoking, the Surgeon General released a new report Thursday detailing for the first time how tobacco causes cancer, heart attacks and so many other ailments and why it is so addictive. The 704-page report, the 30th Surgeon General’s ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarette packs set to be given plain packaging to deter youngsters from smoking

Tweet Cigarettes could be sold in plain packets under plans being considered by ministers to cut the number of young smokers. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley wants to ban ‘glitzy designs’ that he says make smoking more appealing. Ministers also argue that white boxes give a false ‘healthy image’. A spokeswoman from the Department of Health said colourful packs are widely accepted as the last form of marketing available for tobacco compani ... Jump to full article >>

Lawyers wrap up Palm Beach County’s first Big Tobacco trial; jury to begin deliberations

Tweet Charles Piendle made a fatal mistake: He believed tobacco companies that smoking was safe, attorneys representing his widow told a jury today. The Royal Palm Beach man who died of smoking-related lung cancer in 1996 at age 55 may have known about surgeon general reports, read the warning labels on cigarette packs and even called cigarettes “Cancer Sticks” or “Coffin Nails,” but they said there is a vast difference be ... Jump to full article >>

Noy told: Uphold order to put warnings on cigarette packs

Tweet After failing to convince him to be a “poster boy” for the government’s anti-smoking campaign, a tobacco control group is now asking presidential frontrunner Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to uphold an order to show graphic warnings of smoking-related diseases. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance Philippines (FCAP) is referring to the Department of Health’s Administrative Order (AO) No. 2010 ... Jump to full article >>

BATS and Imperial Tobacco warn plain cigarette packs a “counterfeiter’s charter”

Tweet British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco, the FTSE cigarette manufacturers, have warned that the Government risks shooting itself in the foot with its plans to regulate the industry. The FTSE companies backed Government plans to crack down on tobacco smuggling but warned that the illicit trade would be boosted by proposals to remove branding from winston tobacco. Imperial Tobacco called the proposal a “counterfeiter’s char ... Jump to full article >>

How warnings that cigarettes kill can make you smoke MORE (to help cope with the idea of your death).

Tweet Health messages on cigarette packets that warn of the fatal effects of smoking can actually drive people to light up, a study has found. Death is such a terrifying prospect that many find a comforting fag is the only answer. The effect is linked to a psychological theory known as Terror Management, which holds that some people feel such extreme anxiety at the prospect of dying that they constantly need to boost their self-esteem to cope. Th ... Jump to full article >>