The EU is planning to ban menthol cigarettes in order to discourage young Europeans from taking up the smoking habit.
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Ireland will soon become the second country in the world, after Australia, to introduce plain tobacco product packaging with the aim to reduce false health beliefs about cigarettes and reduce brand appeal particularly among youth and young adults.
German research finds that although emotionally arousing negative messages may have an immediate effect on adolescents, this does not last.
This study assessed the effects of pictorial health warning labels (HWLs) and a linked media campaign in Mexico.
An Australian cigarette packet with the shocking image of a newborn baby hooked up to a ventilator has been short-listed for a 'Design of the Year' award from the London Design Museum, 2013
Ukraine's law enacting a 100 percent ban on indoor smoking in public places – including cafes, bars and restaurants – took effect on December 16 2013
This article from The Lancet tries to summarise some of the extraordinary events surrounding the stalled EU Tobacco Products Initiative, October 2012
Australia is planning cigarette packets with very graphic health warnings, plain uniform format and only small standard brand labelling.
Legal moves re US graphic cigarette packaging
While some progress is being made around the world on tobacco packaging health warnings, Federal authorities in the USA failed to get proposals past a judge in February 2012 due to constitutional concerns over 'free-speech'