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Australia's Possible Nationwide Smoking Ban Will Be World's First

Australia is considering a ban on smoking to prohibit people from using "cancer sticks" which only endanger public health and safety. However, the Australian government will give smokers the option of using e-cigarettes to ease them into quitting the ris
International Business Times (au)
added Sep 16, 2013 11:41
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[Australia] Cigarette plain-packaging finds favour in New York

IN THE face of fierce opposition to plain-pack cigarettes from some American politicians, Australia's Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek, has found high-profile allies. Among them is the New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who was ''terrifically enthusiast
The Age (au)
added Aug 15, 2012 19:50
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[Australia, UK] TAFFLER: The Guardian Blogs (blog) Tobacco packets attract children. Now argue against making them plain

The tobacco industry depends on attractive packaging to draw in young recruits as the old ones die
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Jul 17, 2012 05:35
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Nicola Roxon, Attorney-general, Australia: When trade marks and health collide

Nicola Roxon took on Big Tobacco with a law in Australia that prioritises public health over trade mark rights. IP owners will wait to see which countries -- and which products -- could be next
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (uk)
added Jul 19, 2012 14:17
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[Australia] Number of smokers drops to new low

New statistics show the number of smokers in Victoria has fallen below 15 per cent for the first time. Quit Victoria has released its latest research from 2011, which shows only one in seven people in the state are smokers.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 18, 2012 03:09
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[Australia] Outdoor smoking bans in Boroondara

Council is moving to ban smoking near playgrounds, taxi ranks, bus and tram stops and sporting grounds.
Progress Leader Newspapers (au)
added Jun 18, 2012 22:36
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[Australia] E-cigarette liquids may harm kids

FLAVOURED liquids meant for e-cigarettes may illegally contain nicotine, NSW Health has warned. E-cigarettes are meant to be a healthy replacement for smoking, but 70 per cent of samples tested by NSW Health contained high levels of nicotine.
News Interactive Network/News Limited/News.com (au)
added Oct 29, 2013 17:45
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[Australia] Big tobacco brands to target teens to shore up smoking rates as plain packaging bites

CIGARETTE companies will ramp up their fight to attract more teenagers using marketing tactics to prevent smoking rates from falling, experts warn.
Adelaide Now -- The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (au)
added Aug 29, 2012 20:50
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WHO welcomes landmark decision from Australia's High Court on tobacco plain packaging act

World Health Organization (WHO)
added Aug 15, 2012 16:22
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[Australia] AMA calls on State Governments to work harder on tobacco control

On World No Tobacco Day, AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, called on the State and Territory Governments to follow the strong leadership of the Federal Government on tobacco control by doing more to stop people smoking.
Virtual Medical Centre (au)
added Jun 16, 2012 07:09
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