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Standardised Packaging: Facts V Fiction

This briefing explains the changes to tobacco packaging that will take effect in the UK from 20th May 2016. It also includes counter-arguments to the claims made by the tobacco industry about standardised packaging.

Myth-buster-final-PDF.pdf

 

Changes to tobacco regulations 2017

A short guide to tobacco regulations that are due to be implemented in 2016/17. This includes standardised packaging and measures covered by the EU Tobacco Products Directive.

Changes to tobacco regulations 2017

Waterpipes (shisha)

This fact sheet focuses primarily on waterpipe use and regulation in the UK.   Oct 2015.

28. Waterpipes (shisha)

Smokefree Legislation

This fact sheet provides an overview of the smokefree law together with related information including surveys showing levels of support for smokefree measures.  April 2015.

14. Smokefree Legislation

Secondhand smoke in the home

Making the home totally smokefree is the only reliable way of reducing exposure to secondhand smoke as partial restrictions are not effective.  April 2015

25. Secondhand smoke in the home

Legal Opinion on standardised tobacco packaging

Legal Opinion on the compatibility of the UK proposals to introduce standardised packaging on tobacco products in England with the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive.

Legal Opinion on standardised tobacco packaging

ASH response to consultation on regulations for standardised packaging

ASH response to consultation on regulations for standardised packaging

Laws Banning Smoking in Vehicles Carrying Children – International Overview

Laws prohibiting smoking in vehicles carrying children have been adopted in 10 Canadian provinces/territories, 7 Australian states/territories, 6 U.S. states, as well as South Africa, Mauritius, Bahrain, and Puerto Rico. A briefing  by the Canadian Cancer Society.  2014.

international-overview-2014-02-03-vehicles-with-kids.pdf

 

ASH Briefing on Tobacco Displays at the Point of Sale

Research shows that Point of Sale (PoS) display has a direct impact on young people’s smoking. In 2006, almost half (46%) of UK teenagers were aware of tobacco display at PoS and those professing an intention to smoke were more likely to recall brands that they had seen at the point of sale.

ASH Briefing on Tobacco Displays at the Point of Sale

Australia: New tobacco graphic health warnings

Australia was the first country in the world to require standardised packaging of tobacco products, prohibiting company logos and colours.  The law, which took effect from 1 December 2012, also requires enlarged pictorial health warnings on both sides of the pack.

Tobacco plain packaging and health warnings

 

ASH response to consultation on standardised tobacco packaging

Response to government consultation on standardised packaging of tobacco products.

ASH response to the consultation on standardised packaging

ASH Briefing on Tobacco Vending Machines

The sale of tobacco products from vending machines became illegal in England from 1 October 2011. This briefing explains the background to the law and why it was introduced.

ASH Briefing on Tobacco Vending Machines

Inquiry into smoking in private vehicles – APPG Report

All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health report on smoking in private vehicles – November 2011

APPG-Inquiry-Vehicles-FINAL.pdf

Guidelines on packaging and labelling of tobacco products

At its third session in November 2008, the Conference of the Parties (COP) adopted guidelines for implementation of Article 11 of the WHO FCTC on “Packaging and labelling of Tobacco Products” (decision FCTC/COP3(10)).

Guidelines

 

Illicit Trade in Tobacco

llicit tobacco reduces the public health impact of tobacco tax rises and increases demand for tobacco products.  March 2017.

17. Illicit Trade in Tobacco
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