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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

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
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