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[Australia and Oceania] Kiribati moves to combat high smoking rates

Kiribati, which has one of the highest smoking rates in the Pacific... At the recently concluded Tenth Pacific Health Ministers meeting in Samoa, Health Ministers agreed to adopt a Tobacco-free Pacific Goal by 2025 as a way to mitigate the Non Communicabl
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Jul 28, 2013 19:58
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[Australia and Oceania] Niue smoking rates plummet, says survey

A recent study in Niue shows that the island could achieve its goal of being 'smoke-free' by 2025. Results published from a 2011 World Health Organisation survey highlights that smoking rates on Niue have fallen to just 11.6 per cent overall.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 24, 2013 09:07
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[Australia and Oceania] More tax hikes to curb Pacific smoking

More Pacific Island countries are making moves to increase taxes on tobacco in a bid to reduce the high incidence of smoking - and related deaths - in the region. The Pacific Tobacco Taxation Project has been in the works for the past three years, tryin
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Jul 17, 2013 01:02
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[Australia and Oceania, Switzerland] Australiaâ's Anti-Smoking Campaign Threatens Global Success Of Tobacco Industry: WTO Legal Battle Continues

Australia's tobacco policy fight is one of the biggest legal battles in public health, recently gaining new opposition from two top academic lawyers. The legal experts presented their arguments at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, in an effort to overtur
Medical Daily
added Jul 14, 2013 10:42
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[Australia and Oceania, Fiji] Tobacco enforcement officers step up patrol

ENFORCEMENT officers will closely monitor smoke-free areas in the North as the Tobacco Control Regulation came into effect yesterday.
Fiji Times Online (fj)
added Jul 3, 2013 09:34
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[Australia and Oceania] Fiji to be smoke-free

THE Ministry of Health is calling on members of the public to join its campaign to make Fiji a smoke-free country. ... Mr Tavui revealed that Fiji, being a small country with less than 900,000 people, was struggling with the burden of death and diseases
Fiji Times Online (fj)
added Jul 2, 2013 14:56
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[Australia and Oceania] Australia urges world to stand up to tobacco industry

"Big tobacco will stop at nothing to use every opportunity they can to intimidate countries to not take appropriate public health measures," Jane Halton, Australia's health minister, told AFP in Geneva at a meeting marking World No Tobacco Day.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jun 2, 2013 10:07
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[Australia, Australia and Oceania, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands] ARCHIVE: Philip Morris Limited submission on a new Pacific trade and economic agreement (PDF)

PML faces tax and excise discrimination which impedes our ability to effectively compete in a number of markets. Fiji – tariff and excise barriers – unequal treatment of imported tobacco products, contrary to Fiji’s WTO obligations and GATT rules.
Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (au)
added May 19, 2013 11:37
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[Australia and Oceania] New Samoa TV and radio shun alcohol and tobacco ads

The newly opened television and radio stations of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa will not carry alcohol and cigarette advertising. Its general manager, Tuiasau Uelese Petaia, says television must be an avenue used for the betterment of fam
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added May 18, 2013 11:18
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[Australia and Oceania] Australia's plain tobacco packaging law at the WTO

So the underlying interests fighting Australia’s plain packaging law are not developing countries, farmers or workers but the global tobacco industry. Tobacco companies have brought direct and indirect claims against Australia in every tribunal possible,
The Conversation (au)
added May 15, 2013 19:55
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