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[Australia, Papua New Guinea] Drugs for quitting smoking may curb betel nut habit, researchers say

American researchers have found that medications which help people quit smoking may also help betel nut addicts kick the habit. Betel nut, or buai, is the fourth most used drug in the world after caffeine, alcohol and tobacco, with an estimated 600 mill
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 7, 2015 22:37
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Low smoking rate among kids worries big tobacco – Simon Chapman

First, critics assume the impacts of the law should have been evident immediately as it was implemented: as one colleague put it recently “within ten seconds of the law passing”. Second, they assume (but never actually state) that the impact of plain pac
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Dec 7, 2015 21:21
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When a cigar is not just a cigar: the Australian Federal Court on implied consent of trade mark owners, authorised users, and parallel importation of tobacco products

STG and STG Australia filed a Federal Court application for an injunction against Trojan. STG alleged that Trojan infringed STG’s trade marks for the word marks CAFÉ CRÈME, HENRI WINTERMANS and LA PAZ, had engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in bre
Lexology (uk)
added Dec 8, 2015 23:49
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[Australia, Europe, Luxembourg] Tobacco giants and Government in plain packaging showdown

The world’s biggest tobacco companies will this week start their High Court battle with the Government over plans to sell cigarettes in plain packets, a controversial law that the manufacturers argue deprives them of their property rights.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Dec 6, 2015 21:40
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[Australia] Social group for smokers who miss meeting up for a chat over coffee and a ciggie

Sue Crowe, 62, from Baulkham Hills, has penned an advertisement in her local paper The Hills Shire Times calling for women over 60 who miss having a cigarette at a cafe to join a social group to “buy a coffee, enjoy a smoke and get to know others”.
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Dec 6, 2015 20:57
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[Australia] Tobacco giants battle to stop plain packets ($$)

FOUR of the world’s biggest tobacco companies will this week go to court to try to stop the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International say the g
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 6, 2015 23:31
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[Australia] Labor’s plain packaging laws help send tobacco consumption to yet another record low

Labor’s world leading plain packaging laws have helped drive tobacco consumption down to yet another new record low — a stunning vindication of the strategy Labor adopted in government under health ministers Nicola Roxon and Tanya Plibersek.
Labor Herald (Australian Labor Party) (au)
added Dec 4, 2015 22:15
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[Australia] WA Mental Health Minister vows to address smoking ban for involuntary patients

has vowed to resolve a problem that prevents some of the state's most vulnerable patients being able to smoke, admitting it is highly detrimental to their care. The problem at the new mental health unit at the QEII Medical Centre prevents involuntary men
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 4, 2015 04:44
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[Australia] Safety info upgraded for anti-smoking drug

The production information (PI) for varenicline, marketed in Australia as Champix, also now includes a warning that consuming alcohol may increase the risk of psychiatric symptoms. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on Wednesday issued an adviso
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Dec 2, 2015 19:23
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CHARTS: Australian tobacco consumption is getting smoked

GDP report, a vast document...Take the chart below, tracking the volume of cigarettes and tobacco consumed... Volumes have also fallen 18.3% since plain packaging legislation came into effect in the December quarter of 2012, something that, along with smo
Business Insider
added Dec 2, 2015 18:47
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