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[Australia] EDITORIAL: Smoke-free should not mean an outright ban

the radical proposal to ban smoking in all public spaces in the City of Melbourne, put forward this week by newly elected councillor Richard Foster, is essentially unworkable and unenforceable
The Age (au)
added Feb 3, 2013 03:03
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[Australia] Smoke-free public events

Selected markets, food and wine and music festivals are to be smoke-free or have designated areas for smoking. Events to which this will apply as of 2 January 2013 are: * Australia Day on the Beach (Kingston) * Australia Day Breakfast (Bellerive)
Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services (au)
added Jan 31, 2013 13:59
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[Australia] Illegal tobacco haul down as demand drops

Despite last year's hefty haul, it was a 32 per cent drop on the amount seized in 2011. Customs and Border Protection said increases in penalties, fines and jail time as well as several arrests in 2011 and 2012 had contributed to the fall.
Myall Coast Nota (au)
added Jan 12, 2013 12:35
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[Australia] Anti-smoking apps downloaded more than 60000 times

The apps, called Quit Now: My Quit Buddy and Quit for You, Quit for Two, were just some of the tools in the Federal Government's fight against tobacco. Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said on Thursday another round of anti-smoking advertisements would a
APNnews (in)
added Jan 3, 2013 03:51
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Australia. Criminal's cigarette concealment goes up in smoke

Customs and Border Protection has seized more than 10 million cigarettes, illegally imported into Australia.
BYMNews (gb)
added Dec 3, 2012 11:51
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Cigarette plain packaging laws come into force in Australia

Smoking warnings and diseased body parts emblazoned on dull green boxes that are the same for all tobacco brands
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 1, 2012 12:27
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WHO welcomes landmark decision from Australia's High Court on tobacco plain packaging act: Updated statement by WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan 28 November 2012

With Australia’s victory, public health enters a brave new world of tobacco control. Plain packaging is a highly effective way to counter industry’s ruthless marketing tactics. It is also fully in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Nov 29, 2012 14:16
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[Australia] Health Ministry Chastises BATA for Plain Packaging Breaches

Giant cigarette producer British American Tobacco got a stern reproach from the Health Ministry for issuing products that were not fully compliant with Australia's strict plain packaging laws, which started gradual implementation in October 2012.
International Business Times (au)
added Nov 29, 2012 13:45
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[Honduras] Australia Blocks Honduran Bid For WTO Panel In Tobacco Row ($$)

Australia blocked a request Monday for the creation of a World Trade Organization panel to examine Honduras' claims that Australia's plain packaging requirements for tobacco products give trademark holders short shrift and conflict with Australia's oblig
Law360
added Nov 20, 2012 22:03
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[Australia] Doctors call for no smoking policy to be enforced

West Australian doctors are calling for stricter policing of no-smoking areas outside hospitals, with many patients continuing to smoke on hospital grounds.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 7, 2012 12:30
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