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[Australia] No ifs, no butts: Poll reveals huge support for push to increase the smoking age from 18 to 21

The majority of Queenslanders support raising the age limit on cigarettes from 18 to 21, a study shows. More than 75 per cent of people elected to increase the buying age in a Galaxy poll that is being used in the Eliminate Cancer Initiative's push to l
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 28, 2017 23:10
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[Australia, Canada] Tobacco companies could be sued for billions in healthcare costs, experts warn

Canadian provincial governments have launched several successful lawsuits against tobacco giants in recent years, and experts suggest Australia should follow Canada's lead. Smoking rates in Australia have fallen dramatically, but it still kills an estim
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:43
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Australia urged to sue Big Tobacco for past healthcare costs

Writing in the Medical Journal of Australia, three health researchers have argued that launching multi-billion-dollar lawsuits should be the next tactic used here to drive down smoking rates, considering the country's recent success in defending its plai
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:40
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[Australia] Legal does not mean unaccountable: suing tobacco companies to recover health care costs ($$)

commitment to tobacco control, and a declining national smoking rate that is among the lowest in the world should not, however, mislead the public or policy makers into a mistaken belief that tobacco is done.
Medical Journal of Australia
added Nov 19, 2017 23:51
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[Canada] MacKENZIE: Four reasons the Australian government should consider litigation against tobacco companies

In a commentary in the Medical Journal of Australia today, we’re arguing governments should consider litigation against the tobacco industry to recover the massive health care costs associated with use of their products. These costs have been borne by Au
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 23:35
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[Australia] VIDEO: Is smoking glamorised too much in video games?

Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:33
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[Australia, Canada] Push for governments to sue tobacco companies and recover health costs of treating smokers

Dr Ross MacKenzie, wrote in the ­Medical Journal of Australia that legal action would also generate publicity that “denormalised” smoking and have a lasting effect on the tobacco industry. “Successful litigation could reduce its financial capacity to eng
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:32
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E-cigarettes: Is Australia out of step with other countries?

But many Australian public health experts oppose the use of e-cigarettes, arguing there isn't enough evidence to show they're safe. They point to Australia's low smoking rates, and say we should continue what we're doing to lower them further. In their
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 17, 2017 21:15
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[Australia] Wollongong councillors to vote on extension to smoke-free zones

a council review of the Smoke-Free (Recreation Areas) Policy has recommended it be amended to include public areas with outdoor fitness equipment, such as at Wollongong’s Lang Park. According to a council report the policy was developed in recognition of
Illawarra (NSW) Mercury (au)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:33
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[Australia] MENDELSOHN: ALP's blanket ban on vapers in smoke-free spaces could do more harm than good

The proposal by NSW Labor to introduce a blanket ban on personal vaporisers, also known as e-cigarettes, in smoke-free areas is not justified on health grounds and could do more harm than good.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 17, 2017 22:43
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