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[Australia] Queensland Corrective Services to ban smoking by prisoners and guards in jail

The Sunday Mail can reveal the state's 6000 prisoners will be banned from smoking in all parts of correctional facilities from May 5 next year. The tobacco ban policy was inadvertently released by the State Government with changes to its prisoner inform
The Australian (au)
added Nov 2, 2013 10:58

India urged to follow Australian lead on cigarette plain-packaging

Anti-tobacco campaigners in India are calling for the country to follow Australia's lead on plain packaging for cigarettes. India is the second largest tobacco producing nation in the world and 1 million Indians die each year from cancer caused by smoki
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 29, 2013 15:06

[Australia] Nurses fear smoking bans

Springborg is considering placing a blanket ban on smoking in Queensland Health facilities due to a growing number of hospital patients smoking around their buildings. Queensland Nurses Union State Secretary Beth Mohle tells Chris Adams while she support
4BC Radio 1116 (au)
added Oct 25, 2013 01:49

[Australia] Indonesia-Oz Dispute over Tobacco

Australia’s tough new tobacco packaging policy, which allows for no logos or brand imagery, is facing tough going in Indonesia, which has joined four other nations in challenging Australia’s plain-packaging policy for tobacco in the World Trade Organizat
Asia Sentinel (hk)
added Oct 20, 2013 20:01

South Australian Government invested $38m in tobacco companies

STATE Government agencies had about $38 million invested in tobacco companies in 2012, and the figure rose last year despite policies to cut smoking rates. The amount of funds indirectly invested in tobacco companies by WorkCover went from $3.9 million
News Interactive Network/News Limited/ (au)
added Aug 26, 2013 16:20

Australian teens are going off smoking but are bingeing on spirits and beer at unsupervised parties

The proportion of younger students (12-15 years old) who currently smoked cigarettes was the lowest on record at four per cent, but older students (16-17 years old) hadn't changed in their habits since 2008, with 13 per cent revealing they had smoked in t
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Aug 24, 2013 11:47

[Canada] VIDEO: Anti-smoking message from former Australian health minister - Daybreak Montreal

Nicola Roxon is a former Australian Health Minister and she is visiting Quebec City this week to promote "plain packaging" for cigarettes to the Quebec government. Similar legislation was passed in Australia in December. Listen to her conversation with D
CBC News (ca)
added Aug 23, 2013 18:00

[Australia] Insect and river health improves after tobacco agriculture removed

New research has linked deformed insects to pesticide pollution from intensive tobacco cultivation around the Oven's River in Victoria, and found once the industry ceased operating the river's health improved. The study shows that using insects as indica (
added Aug 16, 2013 19:47

[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
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