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[Australia] Vaping ban: Senate committee rejects changing e-cigarette laws

E-cigarettes are banned in Australia and an inquiry by the Federal Senate's Community Affairs Legislation Committee has just voted to uphold that ban until further scientific evaluation is conducted into the safety of vaping.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Sep 19, 2017 15:01
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[Australia] 'Bring us your worst smokers' – helping diehard smokers quit

"If someone needs a cigarette within half an hour of waking up each morning, it's a sign they may have this enzyme," says Renee Bittoun, who established one of the world's first quit smoking clinics at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital almost 40 years ago.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Sep 27, 2017 07:32
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[Australia] Tobacco-smoke residue that lingers in furniture, curtains and house dust can still be harmful

There is growing evidence that third-hand smoke contamination is extensive and can linger for extended periods. Non-smokers can be exposed to third-hand smoke from breathing residual gases, touching surfaces and swallowing dust. Chemical reactions of nic
The Conversation (au)
added Sep 19, 2017 00:22
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[Australia] EU's uphill battle to create a multilateral investment court ($$)

companies such as Philip Morris - with its challenge to Australia's plain packaging laws for tobacco - have done an even better job of bolstering the sceptics' case by using obscure investment treaties to challenge national regulations.
Financial Times (uk)
added Sep 18, 2017 13:50
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[Australia] Health workers attacked and abused over hospital smoking ban

Rules banning smoking outside Victoria's public hospitals could be reviewed because health workers are being attacked and abused while trying to police the policy.
The Age (au)
added Sep 18, 2017 15:08
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[Australia] Confusion, anger over University of Queensland going smoke-free in 2018

an outraged group of students have created an opposing campaign and begun posting contested messages online. One of the leaders of the UQ DARTS Facebook page, which advocates against the smoke-free plan, is Kurt Tucker - former president of the universit
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au)
added Sep 18, 2017 15:07
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[Australia] 'I'm losing my mind, I'm going crazy, I love you both': The chilling suicide recording left by a young man to his mother - as coroner rules that anti-smoking drug contributed to his death

A Queensland coroner has declared a drug used to treat nicotine addiction contributed to the death of 22-year-old Timothy John, who committed suicide four years ago. Mr John took his own life eight days after being prescribed a course of anti-smoking dr
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 18, 2017 22:49
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[Australia] MENDELSOHN: AMA gets in a tangle on harm reduction

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is to be commended for its recent position statement on substance use....this enlightened approach does not apply to its policy statement on the most harmful substance use of all, tobacco smoking.
Medical Republic (au)
added Sep 15, 2017 17:39
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[Australia] 'His death still hurts': the Pfizer anti-smoking drug ruled to have contributed to suicide

An Australian coroner says Champix had a role in Timothy John’s death, which occurred after only eight days on the drug
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 15, 2017 14:15
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[Australia] Many women ‘unaware’ of lung cancer risk

Health authorities are urging women to be more aware of the risks of lung cancer as the disease continues to claim more lives than breast cancer. In New South Wales alone, 1288 women lost their lives from the disease last year.
ninemsn (au)
added Sep 14, 2017 13:55
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