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[Australia] NSW prison officers exempt from prison smoking ban as inmates forced to quit

Hundreds of prison officers will be exempt from the smoking ban starting Monday in NSW prisons, following a state government down criticised by prisoner rights groups health experts. The loophole will allow staff who live in correctional centres to smok
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Aug 8, 2015 13:56
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[Australia] DAUBE: Big Junk is just as evil as Big Tobacco

Why should we accept the processed and junk food industries - and their representatives such as the council - as appropriate to provide advice? The director-general of the World Health Organisation said: ''It's not just Big Tobacco any more. Public health
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 28, 2013 01:19
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[Australia] Super fund quits tobacco companies

SUPERANNUATION fund First State Super has wiped from its investment portfolios all companies involved in the manufacture of tobacco products, in a move welcomed by cancer specialists. Chief executive Michael Dwyer said the decision to exclude the cigare
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au)
added Jul 20, 2012 03:49
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[Australia] AUDIO: Fears of violence and unrest in prisons as cigarette ban begins in NSW

Prisoner advocates have urged inmates to go on strike inside the state's prisons and refuse to undertake their usual prison labour duties. Others are warning it's going to lead to serious violence and even deaths.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 8, 2015 14:06
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[Australia] Tobacco stash found in prison ahead of ban

An officer uncovered 64 packets of tobacco, 90 packets of cigarette papers, and 40 boxes of matches hidden in a wall at the Outer Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Correctional Centre near Windsor. The items were likely purchased legally but their black market
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Aug 8, 2015 13:39
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[Australia, Canada] Patrick Hannaford: Mandating plain packaging on cigarettes doesn’t work

The Trudeau government’s plan to force tobacco companies to use plain packaging on their products is a paternalistic...Rather than following Australia’s implementation of ineffective plain packaging legislation, the Trudeau government should empower Cana
National Post (ca)
added May 4, 2016 17:11
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[Australia, Europe, Malta] The great debate: cigarette packaging

Charles Saliba, general manager, British American Tobacco Ltd, on the court’s decision and if this would lead to similar tough measures implemented by the EU. Dr Ray Busuttil and Anne Buttigieg also share their views.
Malta Today (mt)
added Aug 30, 2012 10:02
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[China] EDITORIAL: Australia's plain tobacco packaging

The tactics needed to fight the battle against tobacco are known, but it is strong political leadership in implementation that will ultimately achieve the goal.
The Lancet (uk)
added Aug 24, 2012 05:58
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[Australia] Gaming areas escape smoking bans

the State Government in NSW has confirmed new smoking bans will not affect outdoor gaming areas. The new legislation, passed in NSW Parliament on Tuesday night, will ban smoking in outdoor areas such as bus stops, train stations, taxi ranks, swimming po
The Shout (au)
added Aug 17, 2012 12:29
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[Australia] Star casino smoking ban push still smouldering

Supporters of a push to ban smoking at Sydney's Star casino believe their campaign could be successful, despite the move being opposed by the New South Wales Government.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 15, 2012 14:13
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