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Australian government extinguishes states' bid to sue Big Tobacco

The refusal of Canberra to be involved would scupper a class action against cashed-up tobacco companies. Latest estimates indicate that the annual cost of smoking to the Queensland community alone is $6.14 billion in health costs, lost productivity and
The Australian (au)
added May 31, 2013 00:25
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Ireland follows Australia's lead on plain packaging of cigarettes

The Irish government is to follow Australia's lead and introduce laws to force the sale of cigarettes in plain packs. The new laws are expected to come into force next year, and add to Ireland's already strong arsenal of anti-
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 30, 2013 01:41
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RPT-UPDATE 1-Cuba launches challenge to Australian tobacco laws at WTO

By taking the first step in a dispute, Cuba has triggered a 60-day window for Australia to try to resolve the problem in talks with Cuba. After that Cuba could ask the WTO to appoint a panel of adjudicators to judge its complaint.
Reuters
added May 7, 2013 07:52
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[Australia and Oceania, South America/Caribbean] Cuba Takes Australia To WTO Over Plain-Pack Tobacco Law ($$)

Cuba lodged a formal complaint with World Trade Organization on Friday over Australia's tobacco packaging laws, setting in motion the latest international challenge to labeling requirements that critics say restrict intellectual property rights.
Law360
added May 6, 2013 13:49
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[Australia] Smoke link to baby tumours

Research showing children aged under two are four to five times more likely to get a brain tumour if their mother smoked when pregnant needs further investigation, the researchers say. The study, led by Telethon Institute for Child Health Research Profe
West Australian (au)
added Mar 18, 2013 05:08
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[Australia] Experts wary of e-cigarettes as test run looms

The first Australian clinical trial of e-cigarettes as quit-smoking tools will kick off this year with support for the devices building, but the government and some public health experts remain wary.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 4, 2013 05:48
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[Australia, New Zealand] ‘Plain packaging’ should worry big tobacco, says Fitch

"We believe the biggest impact if bigger tobacco markets were to successfully introduce similar rules would be on manufacturers that sell premium and above-premium cigarette brands. As all tobacco packages would look the same, their added appeal would fa
CFOWorld (uk)
added Feb 22, 2013 13:41
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[Australia, New Zealand, USA] US business groups attack NZ plain-packaging

The organisations include the US Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Emergency Committee for American Trade, the United States Council for International Business, the National Foreign Trade Council, the Transatlantic Busin
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Feb 21, 2013 12:00
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New Zealand Follows Australia on Tobacco Plain Packs

New Zealand’s government will bring in the legislation to cut the appeal of smoking, although it will delay implementation until legal disputes faced by Australia are resolved, Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia said in a statement today.
Bloomberg News
added Feb 19, 2013 12:02
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[Australia] Smoking ban ignites "Nanny State" debate

IPSWICH'S smoking ban has been described as a step towards a "nanny state" by civil libertarians, a claim dismissed by Mayor Paul Pisasale.
Ipswich Queensland Times (au)
added Feb 18, 2013 07:34
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