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[Australia] Tobacco health warnings are burning out

Explicit images and dire health warnings advertised on tobacco packaging to deter smokers have lost their impact, a Queensland researcher has found. Aaron Drovandi, a pharmacy lecturer and PhD candidate at James Cook University, has found the messaging,
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 25, 2018 17:47
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[Australia] Those confronting pictures on cigarette packets aren't scary anymore, survey reveals

Nearly 60 per cent thought the warnings were ineffective in getting current smokers to quit. Only 27 per cent of people surveyed thought the labels were effective in preventing non-smokers from taking up the habit. Survey author Aaron Drovandi said whi
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 25, 2018 03:12
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[Australia] Best or worst friend ever? Man tries to get his friend to stop smoking by cutting his cigarettes in half, filling them with fireworks and blasting him with bug spray

The footage was shared by comedy duo Marty and Michael to Facebook which includes a finale prank where bug spray is used on the smoke
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 16, 2018 20:09
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SHACKFORD: Australia Attempts to Fight Tobacco Black Markets by Banning Large Cash Transactions

This will hurt innocent people. It may harm legal businesses. And it won't actually work. . . Australia's black market for tobacco is easily and obviously tied to its massive tax rate. Cigarettes cost $30 a pack there! Yet the government claims that onc
Reason Magazine
added May 15, 2018 05:50
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[Australia] CANDYMAN CHASES ESTATE FOR DEFAMATION ($$)

TRAVERS “Candyman” Beynon plans to pursue the estate of his late former sales manager to claw back the cost of a lawsuit, after the tobacco king claimed he was “exposed to ridicule and held in contempt” in an interview on 60 Minutes.
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added May 12, 2018 16:47
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What would Australia do without smokers? How cigarettes pay almost 20% of the nation's health bill - and they'll pick up MORE as packs head to $40

Australian smokers are now paying 20 per cent of the national health bill out of their own pockets thanks to hefty tobacco taxes. The 2018-19 Federal Budget has revealed revenue from tobacco excise and customs duties will rise to a whopping $17billion b
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 10, 2018 18:17
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[Australia] WTO Official Expects Appeal to Landmark Tobacco Logo Case

expects countries will file an appeal in the landmark trade dispute over Australia’s tobacco plain-packaging rules. The WTO expects an appeal soon, Ujal Singh Bhatia, the chairman of the WTO appellate body, said in a speech published Tuesday on the body
Bloomberg News
added May 9, 2018 18:19
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[Australia] 'No conviction! Thank God!' Tziporah Malkah is spotted wearing a moon boot as she puffs on a cigarette and drinks from tall glass at the pub while celebrating court outcome

The former model and TV star, 44, appeared in good spirits as she was spotted smoking an unhealthy cigarette and drinking from a tall glass at a nearby pub.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 9, 2018 15:33
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Thank you for SMOKING: How Scott Morrison's Budget surplus is propped up by Australia's outrageous $40-a-pack cigarettes - and $50 beer cartons and $1.50-a-litre petrol

Australia's early Budget surplus will be propped up by taxes which have pushed the cost of cigarette packets close to $40. The surprise surplus Treasurer Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday owes a lot to the nation's 2.5 million smokers who have paid fo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 9, 2018 15:19
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[Australia] Govt to woo voters in new budget

plans to crack down on the illicit tobacco industry, which is expected to raise almost $3 billion over four years, by preventing the sale of 864 tons of illegal tobacco. Under the policy, the Australian Taxation Office will be given expanded powers to ap
China Daily (cn)
added May 15, 2018 05:32
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