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MPs say no to tobacco donations

The Age – Michelle Grattan – ‎33 minutes ago‎

1 June 2011

THREE Liberal backbenchers have called for the party to refuse donations from tobacco companies after Opposition Leader Tony Abbott announced the Coalition would not oppose plain packaging. Dr Mal Washer, who had threatened to cross the floor if the 

Abbott swings in on tobacco reform Sydney Morning Herald

Tony Abbott retreats on tobacco packaging The Daily Telegraph

Abbott out of puff on plain cigarette packet laws The Australian

Bill eyed to disclose hazardous tobacco ingredients

Korea Times – Kim Tae-jong – ‎1 hour ago‎

The government is seeking to revise a bill regulating the tobacco industry to oblige cigarette makers to disclose the names and quantities of various hazardous and cancer-causing ingredients and additives on cigarette packages. 

Smoking could kill 8 million a year by 2030: WHO Reuters

Smoking, going, gone on World No Tobacco Day ABC Local

Tobacco consumes 1 million lives annually Times of India

Tobacco-related cancer cases rising in Kolkata

MSN India – ‎1 hour ago‎

Kolkata, May 31 (PTI) Tobacco-induced cancer cases are on the rise in the city, growing at over seven per cent in the last 10 years, according to a recent study. The study, conducted by the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute here, 

Tobacco Use: It’s A Fatal Addiction Times of India

Gujarat, India have high rates of head and neck cancer Daily News & Analysis

Cancer patients to urge President to ban tobacco Mid-Day

China advised to “put a brake” on tobacco industry

Xinhua – Wang Guanqun – ‎3 hours ago‎

BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) — Chinese policymakers should consider putting a brake on the growth of the country’s tobacco industry, which produces one third of the world’s cigarettes, a prominent economist and policy advisor has said. 

Tobacco control group fears state budget cuts Fond du Lac Reporter

China should use state monopoly for tobacco control:WHO

Cancer Council’s plain packaging push

B&T Marketing & Media – Miro Sandev – ‎9 hours ago‎

The Cancer Council has fired off the latest salvo in the cigarette plain packaging advertising stoush, re-launching a satirical TVC in a bid to paint the tobacco industry as “misleading” and “deceptive”. 

Plain Packaging of Tobacco in Australia under Scrutiny TopNews New Zealand

BAT Wins Australia Court Hearing on Plain Cigarette-Packaging Legislation Bloomberg

World No Tobacco Day 2011 – Tobacco Marketing Is ‘Out Of Fashion’, Australia Medical News Today (press release)

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