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Headlines Tagged with Australia and Oceania 61 headlines found


[Australia and Oceania, Solomon Islands] Government Increases Tobacco Excise Duty By 20%

The Minister for Finance and Treasury, Hon. Rick Hou has announced that the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) has increased excise duty for Tobacco products by 20%. This measure is part of the Government’s commitment to ensure the proportion of excise on
Scoop (nz)
added May 9, 2013 00:39

[Australia and Oceania, South America/Caribbean] Cuba Takes Australia To WTO Over Plain-Pack Tobacco Law ($$)

Cuba lodged a formal complaint with World Trade Organization on Friday over Australia's tobacco packaging laws, setting in motion the latest international challenge to labeling requirements that critics say restrict intellectual property rights.
added May 6, 2013 13:49

[Australia and Oceania, South America/Caribbean] Cuba challenges Australia over tobacco packaging

Cuba has become the latest country to launch a legal attack on Australia's landmark plain packaging rules for tobacco at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added May 6, 2013 13:46

[Asia-pacific, Australia and Oceania, UK] Tobacco control in Asia

Tobacco control is being restructured in Asia. It has moved from being isolated, individualistic, and ad hoc, to a mainstream public health approach ... The epidemic will not only be solved in the corridors of clinics and hospitals, but also in the corr
The Lancet (uk)
added May 6, 2013 12:43

[Australia and Oceania, Fiji] Smoke price to rise

EXPECT a hike in the price of cigarettes if local authorities support moves to increase taxation on cigarettes in Pacific Islands, where a high percentage of deaths are related to diseases caused by non communicable diseases (NCDs).
Fiji Times Online (fj)
added Apr 30, 2013 22:22

[Australia and Oceania, Solomon Islands] Anger over Tobacco Regulation

Grievances have escalated between the Tobacco Regulation task forces with stake holders around consultation table to finalise the final regulation on the Tobacco ahead of its enforcement next month.
Solomon Star Newspaper (sb)
added Apr 17, 2013 13:26

[Australia and Oceania, New Zealand] Drop in smoking has improved life expectancy

Statistics New Zealand has released figures collected from 2010 to 2012, which show the gap between Maori and non Maori has narrowed to about seven years. Maori men can expect to live to 72.8 years, and Maori women to 76.5 years.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Apr 17, 2013 09:03

[Australia and Oceania, New Zealand] Public Consultation - Draft Smokefree Outdoor Areas Policy

The Palmerston North City Council has developed a draft Smokefree Outdoor Areas Policy to encourage fewer people to smoke in public places and wants to know what you think.
Palmerston North City Council (nz)
added Apr 16, 2013 04:00

[Australia, Australia and Oceania] Aussies drink, smoke less but fret more

A major research project has found Australians have cut down on smoking and drinking, but they've gained weight and become more anxious. A survey by Roy Morgan Research of 50-thousand Australians a year over five years has found one-point-one million fe
Sky News (au)
added Apr 16, 2013 03:33

[Australia and Oceania, Fiji] More areas declared smoke free

Smoking in restaurants will be illegal as of 1st of July, and a thousand dollars fine will be carried if any one business breaches this. This comes as a new law under the tobacco control regulation 2012 where graphical warnings on cigarette packets will
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) (fj)
added Apr 12, 2013 04:58
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