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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia to learn from Australia on tobacco control

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam congratulated the country for significantly reducing smoking among its citizens. “The prevalence of smoking in Australia is only 11 per cent against Malaysia’s 23 per cent. We are very excited to see how Austr
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:40
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[Australia] Ban smoking for under-21s: Andrew Forrest

Western Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest is preparing to launch legal action against tobacco firms as part of a campaign to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Mr Forrest will seek billions in compensation for the damage caused by smo
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:56
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[Australia] ERIKSEN: Why lowering nicotine in cigarettes could change the course of health

There are many forces at work, but the good news is that scientists and the general public will get opportunities to offer their input as this process moves forward. And a growing number of state and local governments are adopting their own policies to p
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 24, 2017 16:56
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[Australia] PCA Issues Costs Award In Philip Morris Plain Packaging Row ($$)

"It's good to see that Australia's world-leading legislation was upheld and that the abuse of process by Philip Morris has now resulted in costs going to the Australian government," Swan said, as quoted in the report. "This thing should never have been i
Law360
added Jul 10, 2017 22:19
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[Australia] Box Hill heart surgeon Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann dies four weeks after alleged one-punch assault

The respected surgeon was heading home after work when he became involved in an altercation with a man. It is understood he was concerned about people smoking near the hospital entrance when the alleged assault occurred.
The Age (au)
added Jun 29, 2017 05:13
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Keep TGA control of e-cigarettes or risk repeating the smoking health disaster

Australia's successful efforts to reduce smoking have had multi-party support for 40 years. All parties must affirm the regulatory expertise and authority of the TGA and encourage manufacturers of vapourisers to submit their evidence-based applications f
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jun 20, 2017 09:57
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[Australia] E-cigarette companies fined over false claims about toxic chemicals

Australia’s competition regulator has become the first in the world to successfully take legal action against e-cigarette companies for making false and misleading claims about the carcinogens in their products. Federal court Justice John Gilmour ordere
The Guardian (uk)
added May 8, 2017 16:12
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Tobacco industry suffers defeat as WTO upholds Australia's plain packaging laws

“As there is a high likelihood of an appeal by some or all of the parties, it’s important to note that this panel report is not the final word on whether plain packaging is consistent with international law,” she said.
The Guardian (uk)
added May 5, 2017 12:49
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[Australia, UK] Failure to publish tobacco and alcohol submissions to drug policy review 'alarming', say experts

The Australian government may have breached international tobacco control conventions for failing to publish submissions from powerful alcohol and tobacco companies to a drug policy review, according to authors of a new health study.
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 27, 2017 14:05
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[Australia] E-cigarette ban has advocates fuming

A decision by Australia’s drug regulator to maintain a ban on e-cigarettes has created a curious alliance between harm minimisation advocates and big tobacco companies....the commercial supply of nicotine for use in e-cigarettes will remain prohibited in
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Apr 10, 2017 22:05
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