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There may be no easy, single answer, but recent experience suggests that New Zealand must be a contender... While the majority of New Zealanders have been reducing their tobacco consumption for several decades, the indigenous Maori people still have alarmingly high smoking rates... In 2007, 22 per cent of British adults aged 16 and over smoked and a further 27 per cent were ex-smokers; so it is not surprising that 51 per cent of all organs for transplants originate from smokers... The transplanting hospital said that the soldier’s case was extremely rare, in an area of great need, with half as many patients as receive a lung transplant dying while still on the waiting list for one; and if the hospital did not use the lungs of smokers, the number of lung transplants would be significantly lower... Thailand enacted laws prohibiting all forms of advertising from April 1992 and banning misleading descriptors from March 2006... The law mandating pictorial health warnings, occupying 50 per cent of both principal cigarette pack surfaces, became effective from March 2005... However, despite these stringent regulations, transnational tobacco companies sneakily placed promotional gimmicks on the remaining 50 per cent of pack surfaces on their imported cigarettes, not only promoting the cigarettes, but also effectively ruining the visual impact of the health warnings... In March 2009, it was found that packages of Philip Morris (PM) brand L&M Select bore such promotional items in the form of colour pictures of tobacco leaves and a peeling filter, with the texts, “A premium smooth taste with lasting flavour... Their aim was to enable smokers to cover up the graphic health warnings on cigarette packets that are now being adopted in many countries... We see this as an important service we offer our retail partners. ” As increasing numbers of countries add the requirement for pictorial health warnings to their tobacco control laws, they will need to address the likely emergence of smokeshirts to counter the effect of the warnings... After deciding to specialise in psychiatry, he and his wife, Audrey, both deeply unhappy with apartheid, returned to London to train at the Maudsley hospital... Working in Griffith Edward’s Addiction Research Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry, he chose smoking as his research thesis topic and in 1971 published a seminal paper concluding that nicotine was the motive force behind smoking... As his understanding grew of smokers' self-titration to maintain nicotine levels, he was also one of the first (at least outside the tobacco industry) to understand how lower emission cigarettes were flawed.

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India: a leaflet promoting the Smokeshirt cigarette pack holder.
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There may be no easy, single answer, but recent experience suggests that New Zealand must be a contender... While the majority of New Zealanders have been reducing their tobacco consumption for several decades, the indigenous Maori people still have alarmingly high smoking rates... In 2007, 22 per cent of British adults aged 16 and over smoked and a further 27 per cent were ex-smokers; so it is not surprising that 51 per cent of all organs for transplants originate from smokers... The transplanting hospital said that the soldier’s case was extremely rare, in an area of great need, with half as many patients as receive a lung transplant dying while still on the waiting list for one; and if the hospital did not use the lungs of smokers, the number of lung transplants would be significantly lower... Thailand enacted laws prohibiting all forms of advertising from April 1992 and banning misleading descriptors from March 2006... The law mandating pictorial health warnings, occupying 50 per cent of both principal cigarette pack surfaces, became effective from March 2005... However, despite these stringent regulations, transnational tobacco companies sneakily placed promotional gimmicks on the remaining 50 per cent of pack surfaces on their imported cigarettes, not only promoting the cigarettes, but also effectively ruining the visual impact of the health warnings... In March 2009, it was found that packages of Philip Morris (PM) brand L&M Select bore such promotional items in the form of colour pictures of tobacco leaves and a peeling filter, with the texts, “A premium smooth taste with lasting flavour... Their aim was to enable smokers to cover up the graphic health warnings on cigarette packets that are now being adopted in many countries... We see this as an important service we offer our retail partners. ” As increasing numbers of countries add the requirement for pictorial health warnings to their tobacco control laws, they will need to address the likely emergence of smokeshirts to counter the effect of the warnings... After deciding to specialise in psychiatry, he and his wife, Audrey, both deeply unhappy with apartheid, returned to London to train at the Maudsley hospital... Working in Griffith Edward’s Addiction Research Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry, he chose smoking as his research thesis topic and in 1971 published a seminal paper concluding that nicotine was the motive force behind smoking... As his understanding grew of smokers' self-titration to maintain nicotine levels, he was also one of the first (at least outside the tobacco industry) to understand how lower emission cigarettes were flawed.

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