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[Australia] Cigarettes rise to $27 a packet: Almost three years since plain packaging was introduced, will today's huge 12.5 per cent tax hike be enough to make YOU quit?

DANIEL PIOTROWSKI FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 1, 2015 20:33
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[Australia] Queensland smokers to pay extra $3.05 per packet from today

QUEENSLAND smokers will pay up to $3.05 more for a packet of cigarettes from today, with the price of a single cigarette rising to more than $1 for some brands. The latest national tobacco tax excise increase of 12.5 per cent, effective today, will see
Rockhampton (QLD) Morning Bulletin (au)
added Aug 31, 2015 20:35
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[Australia, UK-Scotland] HASTINGS: We got an FOI request from Big Tobacco – here’s how it went

It stretched us almost to breaking point...When the press publicised the story of the FOI request, the outcry was immediate and cacophonous. An editorial in the Daily Record captured the mood as only a tabloid can: Hell should freeze over before a cigar
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 31, 2015 13:18
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[Australia] RIES: Tobacco companies should be free to use freedom of information laws, even if we don't like it

Even if British American Tobacco’s motive is to market cigarettes to youth, restricting its use of FOI laws is not the best legal response, if it helps public bodies generally become more secretive. Instead, we should look for solutions that more directl
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 31, 2015 13:14
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BILES: Banning smoking in Australian prisons has become a nationwide issue

The overall aim of prison smoking bans is to create a more healthy environment for both staff and prisoners, particularly those who are not smokers...Furthermore, many prisoners who have quit in prison admit after the event that their lives and their hea
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Aug 31, 2015 13:03
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[Australia] Perth Now Shop quits tobacco, backs youth ban

A TASMANIAN shopkeeper who stopped selling cigarettes after a customer died of lung cancer has urged the State Government to push ahead with a ban on selling tobacco to young people. Lois Ireland, who owns a general store on Flinders Island, has become
Perth (WA) Sunday Times (au)
added Aug 31, 2015 12:57
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[Australia] Stop smoking, says husband of woman who died from lung disease after couples’ romantic bus meeting

Devastated by the loss of his wife, Mr Shean wants young smokers especially­ to realise what they are doing. “Smoking destroyed a fun-loving­, intelligent, bright person,” he said. “I’m going through the angry stage at the moment … but (I hope) this gi
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Aug 31, 2015 12:26
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The advertised price of cigarette packs in retail outlets across Australia before and after the implementation of plain packaging: a repeated measures observational study [FREE FULL TEXT]

companies are ‘over-shifting’ tax increases to consumers, taking the opportunity of each increase in duty to increase their own margins and, consequently, sales revenues....Retail prices continued to increase above the level resulting from automatic index
Tobacco Control
added Aug 31, 2015 10:17
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[Australia] Doctor backs ‘life-saving’ vap ($$)

A Victorian doctor is calling for an end to confusing and contradictory laws restricting the use of electronic cigarettes, arguing that they have the potential to save the lives of smokers struggling to kick the habit. Attila Danko, an
The Australian (au)
added Aug 25, 2015 20:12
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, New Zealand] PATTEMORE: Big tobacco should be excluded from the TPPA

The TPPA gives giant tobacco corporations and their ethically-challenged supporting offices unprecedented entry into our country's public health policies. New Zealand has dragged its feet implementing plain packaging laws for tobacco. Australia took 19
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Aug 24, 2015 18:18
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