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Impact of Australia's introduction of tobacco plain packs on adult smokers’ pack-related perceptions and responses: results from a continuous tracking survey [FREE FULL TEXT]

The introductory effects of the plain packaging legislation among adult smokers are consistent with the specific objectives of the legislation in regard to reducing promotional appeal and increasing effectiveness of health warnings.
BMJ Open (uk)
added Dec 20, 2014 20:36
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[Australia] Vale Dr Nigel Gray, AO

Dr Gray, the Director of the Cancer Council of Victoria from 1968 until 1995, and President of the Union for International Cancer Control... His groundbreaking work laid the foundation for the modern tobacco control movement.
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Dec 20, 2014 20:35
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[Australia] BRINKLEY: Big Tobacco Wants to do to Foreigners What it has Done to Americans

Wouldn’t that be ironic – paying damages to a corporation whose products damage people’s health? A corporation that was, along with other American tobacco companies, found guilty of fraudulently covering up the health risks...McConnell and other legislato
Forbes
added Dec 17, 2014 05:26
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[Australia] Significant number of women still smoking while pregnant: birth rate report

THOMAS ORITI: The dangers of smoking during pregnancy are well established and today's findings further the point. About 6 per cent of babies were born with a low birth-weight - that's less than 2.5 kilograms - but the rate doubled for mothers who smoke
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 16, 2014 07:17
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Number of babies born in Australia increases for first time in five years: birth rate report

The AIHW figures show smoking during pregnancy was reported by more than 12 per cent of all mothers in 2012 and in almost 35 per cent of teenage mothers. Almost half of Indigenous mothers reported smoking during pregnancy.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 16, 2014 07:15
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[Australia] Meet the $1.3 billion super woman: How Dr King trumped big tobacco

Knowing many of her colleagues would be unhappy with the investment too, Dr King approached Health Super, the fund many hospital employees used at the time. Within a year, the fund, which later merged with First Super, had divested $200 million in tobacc
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au)
added Dec 7, 2014 18:05
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[UK] Tobacco lobby clashes over new Australian plain packs research

But Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) said the findings were “not statistically significant.” It also claimed research showing smoking rates for 16 to 24-year-olds had “jumped” from 16.4% in 2012 to 17.8% in 2013 was misleading because of incons
The Grocer (uk)
added Dec 5, 2014 17:23
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[Australia] Tobacco consumption hits a fresh all time low

Despite population growth, the volume of tobacco consumed in aggregate terms has never been lower going all the way back to 1959 when the ABS started calculating the data. Of note, since the introduction of the plain packaging laws in December 2012, the
The Kouk (Stephen Koukoulas blog)
added Dec 4, 2014 13:45
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[Australia] Use of Smoking Cessation and Quit Support Services by Socioeconomic Status Over 10 Years of the National Drug Strategy Household Survey [FREE FULL TEXT]

low-SES smokers use quit services and support options equally compared with high-SES smokers; thus, access does not drive the SES differential in smoking. However, the findings are positive, suggesting that increasing the uptake of prescription medication
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 4, 2014 13:25
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Australia's Illicit Tobacco Market Continues to Worsen

The latest KPMG research, “Illicit Tobacco in Australia,” shows that illegal tobacco use in the last 12 months has increased from 13.5% to 14.3% of the country’s total tobacco consumption. One in every seven cigarettes consumed in Australia is illegal.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Dec 3, 2014 21:45
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