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[Canada] Invitation - Press conference - The Honourable Nicola Roxon talks about the "Australian Experience" with tobacco plain packaging

Australia's former Health minister and attorney General will share her insights and experience as regards the successful implementation of the world's first tobacco plain packaging law, including tobacco industry tactics aimed at undermining its adoption
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:51
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[Canada] INVITATION – Press conference: Plain and standardized tobacco packaging: The Honourable Nicola Roxon to share Australian experience (PDF)

As Health Minister, Ms. Roxon introduced the first plain and standardized tobacco packaging legislation in the world and in her capacity as Attorney-General successfully defended the industry’s challenge to the law before Australia's High Court.
Coalition Quebecoise pour le Controle du Tabac (ca)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:50

[Australia] JOHNS: Throw open the doors

[FCTC] is a closed shop. It suffers strategic and resource weaknesses. The result is more harm to tobacco consumers than would otherwise be the case...These weaknesses can be overcome by throwing open the doors of the Convention to all interested partie
Australian Institute for Progress (au)
added Sep 24, 2016 01:15

[Australia, Canada] JTI-Macdonald Corp. Launches Campaign to Show That Plain Packaging Doesn’t Work and Will Help Organized Crime

On the heels of the federal government’s consultation on plain packaging for tobacco products, JTI-Macdonald Corp. has launched an awareness campaign... Plain packaging will increase unregulated and untested illegal tobacco, fuelling organized crime and m
Business Wire
added Sep 16, 2016 17:21

[Australia] Smokers soon face $40-a-pack of cigarettes after new laws pass parliament

Smokers will soon be slugged extra tax on cigarettes under laws that lift the cost to $40 a packet within four years. Bipartisan legislation to increase the tax on cigarettes over four years cleared parliament on Wednesday night and will now move throug
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 15, 2016 17:38

[Australia] Libs call for rethink on e-cigarette ban

backbencher has called for a rethink of Australia's ban on nicotine e-cigarettes, arguing the devices could spell the end of harmful cigarette smoking. James Paterson said some of the reasons cited by health groups for maintaining the ban were puzzling a
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Sep 14, 2016 13:49

Cancer overtakes heart disease as Australia's biggest killer

Lung cancer is Australia's most common fatal cancer. "People are now living long enough to get cancer in greater numbers," said Professor Lisa Horvath, director of research at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse cancer hospital in Sydney. "Age is the biggest r
added Sep 14, 2016 01:51

[Australia] MENDELSOHN: Alarmist vaping headlines a hazard to health

“VAPING from electronic cigarettes could be as bad for the heart as tobacco” screamed an alarmist headline syndicated across a wide range of Australian news services recently. Unfortunately, these misleading headlines are all too common and confuse the p
doctorportal (Medical Journal of Australia) (au)
added Sep 12, 2016 15:44

[Australia] 1 in 5 smokers lie to save money on life insurance

Analysis from show 19% of smokers would not tell their insurance company they smoke because they may be forced to pay over two times as much for their monthly premiums, compared to non-smokers. For example, monthly premiums for a 35-year-o (au)
added Sep 12, 2016 15:31

[Australia, New Zealand] Tobacco giant warns of plain packet 'black market'

British American Tobacco's New Zealand spokesman Saul Derber said plain packaging in Australia had been a failure - and it would fail here too. "Not only is the Australian tobacco plain packaging experiment failing to meet its objectives, the policy is h
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Sep 11, 2016 22:02
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