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[Australia] Victorian smoking rates fall to an all-time low of 13%

Cancer Council data shows 13.3% of Victorians are smoking on a regular basis, either daily or weekly. Daily smoking rates fell to 11.7%. Across all demographics, Victorians are shying away from lighting up, with about six in 10 adults stating they've ne
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Aug 9, 2013 18:19

[Australia] Hockey raises doubt over tobacco tax hike

The Liberal Party has left open the door to rejecting key tax increases as the first days of the election campaign are set to be dominated by which party can best manage the Budget. Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey said yesterday the Opposition was concerned
West Australian (au)
added Aug 6, 2013 14:29

Australia to Raise Tobacco Excise to Narrow Budget Shortfall

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will increase taxes on tobacco to raise an extra A$5.3 billion ($4.7 billion) as he seeks to offset a revenue shortfall and boost the government’s economic credibility before elections. The government will introduce a
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Aug 1, 2013 08:32

[Australia] Tobacco excise one of the taxes considered as part of Government's economic statement

A SECOND increase in tobacco taxes in three years is being considered as the Federal Government wrestles with filling revenue shortfalls without slashing jobs and services. Treasurer Chris Bowen will deliver an economic statement later this week to take
News Interactive Network/News Limited/ (au)
added Jul 31, 2013 21:17

Introduction effects of the Australian plain packaging policy on adult smokers: a cross-sectional study [FREE FULL TEXT]

smokers who were smoking from the new plain packs were more likely to perceive their tobacco as being lower in quality and tended to be lower in satisfaction, were more likely to think about and prioritise quitting, and more likely to support the plain pa
BMJ Open (uk)
added Jul 29, 2013 15:35

Australia at odds with cigarette makers over plain packaging impact

Australian laws requiring cigarettes to be sold in drab olive-green packets with graphic health warnings are making smokers think more about quitting, a study has shown, but cigarette makers say they have seen little impact on sales.
added Jul 23, 2013 00:05

[Australia, UK] FactCheck: the plain truth about cigarette packaging | The FactCheck Blog

The “glamour is gone”, the Australian government says. There might be no hard evidence as yet, but there’s certainly no evidence that it is doing anything other than encouraging people to quit. There’s also no evidence of the feared “price war”.
Channel 4 Television (uk)
added Jul 18, 2013 10:43

[Australia, UK] Tobacco giant hid details of Lynton Crosby meeting ($$)

A TOBACCO company linked to David Cameron's Australian political adviser Lynton Crosby blocked the release of details of a meeting where plans to impose plain packaging on cigarette manufacturers were discussed.
The Australian (au)
added Jul 17, 2013 09:21

[Australia] UK Stalling On Plain Packaging Jeopardizes Global Adoption

"Is this something where Australia's going to be a one-off, or is it going to be something that will spread around the world, the way some other policies have?" University of Ottawa law professor David Sweanor asked.
added Jul 15, 2013 21:12

[Australia] V8 vintage Winfield tobacco ad cleared by Health Department of breaching ad laws

The Department of Health and Ageing has cleared the official V8 Supercars website of breaching the strict laws on the promotion of tobacco advertising after the site posted historic images of a car heavily branded with Winfield branding.
mUmBRELLA :: Everything under Australia´s media & marketing umbrella (au)
added Jun 14, 2013 09:30
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