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[Australia] FREEMAN: We've reduced demand for cigarettes, next step is to target the supply

One possible regulatory model is to transform the tobacco market from one controlled by for-profit corporations that have a mandate to sell more cigarettes, to one managed by a not-for-profit enterprise that has a mandate to promote public health.
Medical Xpress (
added Jun 21, 2015 16:38

[Australia, Hong Kong] Why you should care about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

WHEN Australia became the first country in the world to outlaw tobacco branding in 2011, it was hailed as a victory for the health lobby and a blow to big tobacco. Australia’s parliament had decided that it would change the rules around what constituted
The Australian (au)
added Jun 8, 2015 00:54

Australian spending on tobacco goes up in smoke

Australian spending on tobacco has tumbled to its lowest since at least 1959, a clear sign that ever rising taxes and laws forcing plain packaging... The decline in tobacco use has clearly gathered pace since Australia became the first country in the worl
added Jun 5, 2015 14:45


The latest ABS National Accounts figures show Australia’s world leading plain packaging laws have sent tobacco consumption plunging to yet another record low. The figures released for the March quarter detailed tobacco consumption fell a further 3.8%t.
Australian Journal of Pharmacy (AJP) (au)
added Jun 4, 2015 10:23

Ukraine Puts Public Health First in Suspending WTO Challenge to Australia’s Law Requiring Plain Cigarette Packs

Ukraine has delivered a clear message that the new government is making public health a priority over the interests of the big tobacco companies. Ukraine has set an example that should be followed quickly by the other countries that have challenged Austra
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 3, 2015 21:06

[Australia] CHAPMAN: Want to quit smoking? Switching to e-cigarettes no advantage

Eleven published studies have now investigated how people who vape compare with smokers who don’t when it comes to quitting. Stanton Glantz from the University of California has meta-analysed these studies and found that smokers who vape are 30% less lik
The Conversation (au)
added May 27, 2015 16:10

[Australia] Effects of brand variants on smokers’ choice behaviours and risk perceptions

companies have introduced evocative variant names that could re-create the aspirational connotations plain packaging aims to remove...Some descriptors significantly enhance the appeal of tobacco products among different groups of smokers and may undermine
Tobacco Control
added May 20, 2015 05:59

[Australia] Tobacco industry threatens to launch super-cheap ciggies as officials want more power to seize illicit tobacco

The tobacco industry has threatened to launch super-cheap cigarettes costing just $9 a pack in response to a growing black market in cheap, illegal tobacco, which health officials claim they are powerless to seize. The NSW Cancer Council has slammed the
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 19, 2015 00:56

[Australia, Ireland] International study shows e-cigarette use can lead to smoking

An Australian cancer group has called for all e-cigarettes and vaporisers to be banned after an international study showed some users moved on to start smoking cigarettes. A survey of more than 210,000 people, carried out by Coyne Research for the Irish
The Age (au)
added Apr 25, 2015 13:03

April 2015, Volume 24, Suppl 2: Implementation and evaluation of the Australian tobacco plain packaging policy [FREE FULL TEXTS]

Plain packaging: a logical progression for tobacco control in one of the world's ‘darkest markets’ / Has the introduction of plain packaging with larger graphic health warnings changed adolescents’ perceptions of cigarette packs and brands? / “You're made
Tobacco Control
added Mar 19, 2015 10:42
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