One thousand words
- Report: BPA safe in packaging. // Plastics News;10/8/2012, Vol. 24 Issue 30, p0003
The article discusses a report from the research organization Health Canada that states that bisphenol A (BPA) presents no health risk in food packaging, despite bans that prohibit the use of BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups in Canada, the city of Chicago, Illinois, and 11 U.S. states.
- EU commissioner says he will make cigarette packs less attractive. Watson, Rory // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;3/10/2012, Vol. 344 Issue 7847, p2
The article reports on the insights of European Union's (EU) commissioner for public health John Dalli with regards to the packages of cigarettes that should be less appealing.
- â€œPlainâ€ packaging law must be passed before general election. Hopkinson, Nicholas S.; Agrawal, Sanjay; Sherrington, Rebecca; Carter, Peter; Atherton, Janet; Doull, Iolo; Cass, Hilary // BMJ: British Medical Journal;1/3/2015, Vol. 350 Issue 7989, pg7751
The article discusses the delay in the implementation of rules on cigarette packaging law in Great Britain. Topics covered include the need for the government to table the regulations in order to complete the parliamentary scrutiny processes in time and the need for health professionals to know...
- Plain cigarette pack push. // Eastern Eye;7/24/2015, Issue 1312, p34
The article reports on the proposed plain cigarette packaging by representatives from several countries including Australia, New Zealand, and Uruguay to prevent the increase of smoking rates among the youth.
- Food allergen labelling. Kondro, Wayne // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/26/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 5, p415
The article announces the new labelling requirements for food allergens, gluten sources, and sulphites in prepackaged foods. The Health Canada implements the new labelling requirements to provide increased protection for food allergy sufferers. These new labelling requirements will oblige...
- Health Canada proposes nutrition label changes. Collier, Roger // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2015, Vol. 187 Issue 11, pE331
The article focuses on the proposal of the government agency Health Canada to change the nutrition labels on food to help Canadians make healthy food choices. The agency indicates that the changes will make it easier for Canadians to read labels, compare similar foods, and make more informed...
- Introduce standard cigarette packets now. West, Robert // BMJ: British Medical Journal;5/18/2013, Vol. 346 Issue 7908, p28
The author reflects on government's failure of enacting legislation to force manufacturers to sell their tobacco products in plain packs of uniform design. He stresses on the need for a standardized cigarette packaging, which requires the removal of colours, imagery, corporate logos and...
- Big tobacco is cleary fearful of plain packaging. Brewer, Colin // BMJ: British Medical Journal;5/18/2013, Vol. 346 Issue 7908, p30
The article reports that U.S. government has capitulated to big tobacco's advertising campaign for enforcing plain cigarette packaging and also states that Plain packaging has resulted in reducing smoking initiation among the smokers.
- Government is "minded" to introduce plain packaging-after another consultation. Kmietowicz, Zosia // BMJ: British Medical Journal;4/12/2014, Vol. 348 Issue 7953, p4
The article reports on the British government's plan to hold another consultation on introducing standardized packaging for tobacco products in England. Topics discussed include former pediatrician's April 2014 report on how standardized packaging is likely to reduce the number of adolescents...