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Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco Products At the Point of Sale in Two Russian Cities Fact Sheet

05/2017

In 2014, the Russian Federation (Russia) implemented comprehensive tobacco control legislation which includes bans on advertising, promotion and retail display of tobacco products. E-cigarettes are not currently regulated in Russia, leaving the country potentially vulnerable to the unregulated availability and marketing of these products.

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TPackSS: Compliance with Health Warning Label Laws: 2015-2016 Collection

03/2017

The tobacco industry increasingly uses the cigarette pack as a key marketing method. The Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS) project collected packs from 14 low- and middle-income countries to study compliance with health warning label (HWL) laws and the marketing appeals used in pack designs.

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Effective Cigarette Health Warning Labels in China

02/2017

Picture-based health warning labels (HWLs) on cigarette packages are an essential component of a national strategy to reduce tobacco use.

Globally, over 100 countries have finalized requirements for pictorial HWLs printed on packages of cigarettes1,2. China currently uses text-only health warning labels.  With the largest number of cigarette users in the world, China has tremendous opportunity to improve public health with the adoption of effective HWLs.

This study was conducted in 4 cities across China to test different HWL designs.

TPackSS: Compliance with Health Warning Label Laws: 2013 Collection

07/2016

The tobacco industry increasingly uses the cigarette pack as a key marketing method. The Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS) project collected packs from 14 low- and middle-income countries to study compliance with health warning label (HWL) laws and the marketing appeals used in pack designs. These fact sheets show HWL compliance.

 

 

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Observing Menthol Bans in Canada

07/2016

After a recent menthol ban in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Nova Scotia, researchers from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that many menthol “replacement” packs (packs with similar coloring or flavor without menthol) are on sale. Almost 90 percent of the redesigned packs are marketed as a different, smooth alternative to menthol or regular cigarettes. Read the study here.

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World No Tobacco Day 2016: Plain Packaging

05/2016

With advertising restrictions changing in countries all around the world, tobacco companies haven taken to cigarette packs and even cigarettes themselves to entice users and sell their brand.

Find out more about this year’s World No Tobacco Day (May 31) theme, plain packaging, through this multi-part series. WHO also offers World No Tobacco Day information and graphics.

 

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