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Calls for Malaysia to implement plain cigarette packaging rules

Calls for Malaysia to implement plain cigarette packaging rules
MALAYSIA –
The Malaysian government needs to enact a standalone law on tobacco control with standardised packaging rules before the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement comes into effect.

India’s cigarette brands kick back against 85% health warning law

India’s cigarette brands kick back against 85% health warning law
INDIA -
In a demonstration of defiance against the Indian government imposition of an 85% health warning to cover cigarette packaging, FMCG major ITC shut down production at all of its Indian factories, claiming that it is not wasting substantial resources to print larger pictorial warnings on its cigarette packs, until clarity emerges on the matter.

Singapore bans retail display of tobacco products

Singapore bans retail display of tobacco products
SINGAPORE –
Retail outlets in Singapore will be banned from displaying tobacco products from 2017 onwards, after changes to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisement and Sale) Bill was passed in Parliament in mid-March 2016.

Philip Morris loses plain cigarette packaging law case against Australia

Philip Morris loses plain cigarette packaging law case against Australia
AUSTRALIA –
Philip Morris Asia has lost its challenge to Australia’s plain cigarette packaging laws; this means that the laws, which were introduced in 2011, will remain in place in the country.

Fresnel lens laminate creates sophisticated image for South Korean cigarette pack

Fresnel lens laminate for KT&G limited edition cigarette pack
SOUTH KOREA -
Korea Tobacco & Ginseng Corporation (KT&G) has introduced a sophisticated ‘Limited Edition’ pack for its premium super slim Esse Change cigarette product to coincide with the celebration of the Korean Lunar New Year.

Possible plain cigarette packaging law in Singapore

Possible plain cigarette packaging law in Singapore
SINGAPORE –
The Singapore government will conduct a public consultation with relevant stakeholders at the end of 2015 to determine whether it should implement a new regulation for plain cigarette packaging.

Court orders Indian government to implement bigger health warnings on cigarette packaging

Indian court orders bigger health warnings on cigarette packaging
INDIA –
The Rajasthan High Court has directed the Indian government to immediately implement a rule for larger health warnings on tobacco packaging.

HK government wants health warnings to cover 85% of cigarette packs

HK government wants health warnings to cover 85% of cigarette packs
HONG KONG –
The Hong Kong government is proposing larger pictorial health warnings for cigarette packaging from early 2016 to curb smoking rates, and the tobacco industry is not pleased about it.

England passes plain cigarette packaging law

England passes plain cigarette packaging law
ENGLAND –
The House of Lords has approved a bill to standardise cigarette packaging in England from May 2016, passing the final legislative hurdle for plain cigarette packaging in the country.

South Korea raises cigarette prices by 80%; packs to include graphic health warnings

South Korea raises cigarette prices
SOUTH KOREA –
The government of South Korea has approved an 80% price hike on cigarettes, and is also mandating that cigarette packaging include graphic health warnings.

India tightens rules on cigarette packaging

Cigarettes in India
INDIA -
Cigarette packs sold in India have to carry health warnings covering at least 85% of its printed surface from 1 April 2015.

Amcor to open tobacco packaging plant in Indonesia in 2015

Amcor Tobacco Packaging
INDONESIA –
Amcor Tobacco Packaging plans to build a tobacco packaging plant in Indonesia to enhance its market share in the country.

Thailand’s new cigarette packaging law gets the green light

Thailand cigarette pack
THAILAND –
Cigarette packs in Thailand will have to be 85% covered with graphic health warnings by September 2014, in compliance with a new regulation issued by the Public Health Ministry.