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[Australia] Not enough evidence to say whether e-cigarettes help smokers quit: research council

There is not enough evidence to know whether electronic cigarettes help smokers quit or whether they are harmful...the National Health and Medical Research Council said while there was "some preliminary evidence" of this, there is "currently insufficient
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:05
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[Australia] Bans on using and selling e-cigarettes remain hazy

While health groups and electronic cigarette companies disagree over whether the “vamping” devices sold overseas should be considered an appropriate anti-smoking product, they are already becoming increasingly common across Victoria. Despite the state a
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:00
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[Australia, Uruguay] SECCOMBE: Big Tobacco's plan to stub out plain packaging

it’s vitally important that Australia fight Big Tobacco to the end, not only for it’s own citizens’ sake, but also for the sake of those in less affluent countries, who are now the industry’s prime targets. Second, we’ve got to be a whole lot more carefu
The Saturday Paper (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 14:32
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[Australia] Smoking banned at Vic schools, hospitals

From April 13 lighting up within four metres of the entrance to Victorian government institutions could cost smokers $147. The government planned to introduce the ban on June 30, but has brought it forward to coincide with the start of school term two. S
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 13:46
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[Australia] Aussies courting chronic disease

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, which was released on Wednesday...32 per cent had high blood pressure, 33 per cent high blood cholesterol and 16 per cent smoked daily. "These are not just statistics, they are early death sentences,"
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 13:38
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Short-term changes in quitting-related cognitions and behaviours after the implementation of plain packaging with larger health warnings: findings from a national cohort study with Australian adult smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

These findings provide some of the strongest evidence to date that implementation of PP with larger GHWs was associated with increased rates of quitting cognitions, microindicators of concern and quit attempts among adult cigarette smokers.
Tobacco Control
added Mar 27, 2015 11:49
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[Australia] Plain cigarette packs with health warnings may encourage quitting

Smokers surveyed later in the introductory period were significantly more likely to think about quitting at least once a day than those contacted before the new packages debuted, the study found. But the shock value may have worn off over time; a year af
Reuters
added Mar 27, 2015 11:48
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[Australia, Uruguay, USA] AUDIO: The full story... Leaked TPP plan raises health, environment concerns

Democrat senator ELIZABETH WARREN: ...Philip Morris is trying to use ISDS to stop Uruguay from implementing new tobacco regulations aimed at cutting domestic smoking rates.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Mar 27, 2015 11:38
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[Australia, USA] The TPP is so bad even the US congress is shocked

“This is really troubling,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat. “It seems to indicate that savvy, deep-pocketed foreign conglomerates could challenge a broad range of laws we pass at every level of government, such a
MacroBusiness (au)
added Mar 26, 2015 23:48
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[Australia] Effects of brand variants on smokers’ choice behaviours and risk perceptions

Australian tobacco companies have introduced evocative variant names...Some descriptors significantly enhance the appeal of tobacco products among different groups of smokers and may undermine plain packaging's dissuasive intent. Policymakers should expli
Tobacco Control
added Mar 26, 2015 09:58
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