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Plain packaging reduces appeal of cigarettes: study

Scientists on Monday said they had evidence that plain packaging for cigarettes diminishes the appeal of smoking, as anti-tobacco campaigners suggest. European countries are considering whether to follow Australia, which last year became the first country in the world to sell cigarettes in plain packets. In Australia’s case, the cigarettes…

U.K. govt postpones plain cigarette pack plans

The British government on Friday announced that plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes in the UK have been postponed, sparking an angry response from health campaigners. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told lawmakers in a written statement that the decision had been delayed because the government wants more time to…

Nicotine therapy doesn’t help smokers quit: study

Gums, patches and nasal sprays that supply smokers with nicotine do not help people quit cigarettes over the long term any better than going it alone, a US study said on Monday. The research by the Harvard University School of Public Healthfollowed 787 adults in the state of Massachusetts who had recently quit smoking, and…

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