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[Australia] Victoria to treat e-cigarettes the same as tobacco products

Under-18s will be banned from buying e-cigarettes as part of new Victorian legislation that will treat the electronic smoking devices the same as tobacco products. All existing bans on the sale, use and promotion of tobacco products will also apply to e
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 22, 2016 19:45
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[Australia] E-cigarettes to face the same bans as tobacco under new anti-smoking laws set to be introduced in Victorian parliament

The Victorian Government has announced that vaping will be outlawed in smoke-free areas and the current bans on the sale, use and promotion of tobacco products will also apply to e-cigarettes. Smoking e-cigarettes in schools or cars carrying children w
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 21, 2016 18:18
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[Australia] E-cigarettes to be treated like tobacco in Victoria, banned in restaurants, enclosed workplaces

vaping, is set to be banned in all areas where cigarette smoking is prohibited in Victoria, under new laws to come into effect next year. Under the changes, e-cigarettes will be treated like other tobacco products and children under 18 will no longer be
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 8, 2016 17:50
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[Australia, UK] As cigarette packs all become the same, leading doctor reveals why standard packaging DOES save lives

Dr Nick Hopkinson of the British Lung Foundation says evidence from Australia - where plain packaging has been introduced- shows it works / Says it lowers smoking rates - and vulnerable teenagers benefit the most
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 20, 2016 23:53
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[Australia, UK] MAYNARD: Plain cigarette packaging has arrived, but will it reduce smoking?

Together, these strategies are expected to reduce the prevalence of smoking, and ultimately reduce the burden of disease caused by tobacco. It may not be a silver bullet, but it may be one more nail in the coffin.
The Guardian (uk)
added May 20, 2016 15:15
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[Hong Kong] Court blasts Philip Morris over bid to sue Australia

The International Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has confirmed it’s rejected a bid...In a ruling dating from 17 December 2015, the court classified the attempt by Philip Morris to appeal the ban on company packaging in Australia as “an abuse of righ
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added May 20, 2016 15:40
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[Australia] Marrin Weejali aims to cut smoking rates in western Sydney

SMOKING rates in western Sydney have more than halved since 2002, falling from 24.1 to 10.2 per cent in 2015 – the third lowest in NSW. However, smoking continues to be a major problem among Indigenous communities in the region.
St Marys/Mt Druitt (NSW) Star (au)
added May 19, 2016 23:28
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] Big Tobacco abuses investor-state dispute settlement: law expert

Big Tobacco is like Monty Python’s Black Knight, says QUT Intellectual Property and Innovation Matthew Rimmer after Philip Morris Asia was defeated in its attempt to sue the Australian Government over plain packaging of cigarettes. Professor Rimmer, fro
HealthCanal.com
added May 19, 2016 22:20
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[UK] This one chart shows the impact plain packaging laws had on cigarette sales in Australia (spoiler: it wasn't much)

despite three years of data, there is little evidence yet the policy has worked. In fact, the chart below shows that in the immediate aftermath of the new law, cigarette sales were barely affected by the packaging changes. Instead, sales only dropped of
City A.M. (uk)
added May 19, 2016 20:32
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[Australia, UK] ANKER: Why tobacco ‘plain packaging’ could have dangerous unintended consequences

young people tend to engage more with anti-smoking messages when campaigns use positive communications. From September 2016 I will be leading a new research project to explore alternative, positively-framed health warnings designed to create stronger moti
The Conversation (au)
added May 19, 2016 16:23
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