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“Government is committed to implement plain packaging not only because we believe in its effectiveness but we are also sure that the trend worldwide would reduce the number of people getting hooked on smoking,” Mauritius minister says. more

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New research into the habits of smokers has found many are unaffected by anti-smoking policies like plain packaging, and in some cases, are actually encouraged to smoke. more

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Plain packaging will be enforced as part of a law to be presented in France in the coming months, a government official says. more

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Indonesian Trade Minister Thomas Lembong has said that plain packaging for the cigarette industry as implemented by Australia is completely inappropriate. more

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From the Associate editor

Cutting the Nose to Spite the Face

As the debate on the effects of e-cigarettes continues with new research coming out both for and against e-cigs, is it too soon to be banning them?

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