Category Archives: tobacco warnings

Plibersek angry over the UK

Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has criticized the UK government for abandoning plans to follow the example of Australia and introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.

U.S. Supreme Court hears case on graphic tobacco ads

The government yesterday defended the graphic labels and advertisements of tobacco, the use of pictures of rotting teeth and diseased lungs, accurate and appropriate, to warn consumers about the dangers of smoking.

Soda manufacturers of tobacco tricks

There seems to be not much similarity between the sale of soft drinks and cigarettes, but they are certainly closer.
A recent study showed a decrease in the consumption of soda in the U.S., and cola companies seem to be the adoption of marketing strategies used by tobacco companies to retain and attract customers, according to

Tobacco label fight

The federal government fought an uphill battle on Wednesday to convince the skeptical judge that the tobacco companies should be required to put large graphic pictures on cigarette packs to show that the habit kills smokers and their children.

Stricter indicators on tobacco products

The Union Health Department’s notification which stipulates clear display of warning signs on tobacco products came into force on Saturday. The notification, issued on May 27, calls for separate warnings for smoking and non-smoking tobacco products.

Tobacco worries – Jamaica in treaty contravention

The Jamaican Government seems set to face censure at a high-level international meeting which starts tomorrow in New York over its perceived failure to stand by its international obligations to stem tobacco cultivation in the country.

Irene leaves N.C. crops in ruins

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. — Before Hurricane Irene smacked his tender tobacco plants sideways, David Parker was headed for a terrific tobaccocrop, maybe his best in 32 years of farming.

FDA requires cigarette packs to bear graphic warning labels

Warning: cover your children’s warning

Cigarette marketing targets African-American youths

The leading menthol cigarette manufacturer in the United States may be targeting its advertisement campaigns toward African Americans youths, according to a School of Medicine study recently published in the Nicotine and Tobacco Research journal.