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Australian Government Report Jumps to Conclusions to Mask Failure of 'Plain' Packaging

"The report fails to properly take into account that smoking rates had been steadily declining for years, long before the introduction of this branding ban, and that the measure hasn't accelerated this decline"[2], says Michiel Reerink, JTI's Regulatory
PR Newswire
added Feb 26, 2016 19:07

[Australia] Post-Implementation Review: Tobacco Plain Packaging (PDF)

In light of all of this evidence, the PIR concludes that tobacco plain packaging is achieving its aim of improving public health in Australia and is expected to have substantial public health outcomes into the future.
Australian Government: Best Practice Regulation Updates (au)
added Feb 26, 2016 16:57


according to the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and other groups. A report released today concludes that the effects of plain packaging are “underestimated” but these positive outcomes are expected to grow.
Australian Journal of Pharmacy (AJP) (au)
added Feb 26, 2016 15:37

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] SANTIAGO: Ministry of Health’s plain packing policy welcomed but MITI might overrule it?

first the government decided to be a party to a joint legal suit at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) involving 37 countries against Australia’s decision...Then, in a spineless fashion, it backed out of its decision to put in place plain packaging...the
Malay Mail (my)
added Feb 25, 2016 14:27

[Australia] e-Cigarettes face restrictions in SA

It could take decades before the health impacts of electronic cigarettes are fully understood, a South Australian parliamentary committee has found. The committee took 142 submissions on the use and effects of e-cigarettes and has recommended they face
News Interactive Network/News Limited/ (au)
added Feb 25, 2016 04:44

[Australia] Queensland to have nation's toughest anti-smoking laws

Smoking will be banned in bus stops, taxi ranks, outdoor malls and near child care centres in new Queensland laws. Selling tobacco products from pop-up retail outlets, like those at music festivals, will also be banned, as will smoking in and near aged-c
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au)
added Feb 25, 2016 04:35

[Australia] E-cigarette regulations recommended in SA despite 'unclear' health risks

A State Parliament select committee on e-cigarettes has handed down its findings into the devices, which are used by 1.2 per cent of the SA population. It recommended taxing the devices, requiring child-proof caps and tamper-evident packaging on liquids
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 25, 2016 04:03

[Australia] Parliamentary committee delivers 20 recommendations on e-cigarettes

E-CIGARETTES should be banned in non-smoking areas and retailers should not be allowed to sell the vaporisers to children, a parliamentary committee recommends. Vaporisers also should feature health warnings and should not be decorated with “child-like
Adelaide Now -- The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (au)
added Feb 24, 2016 19:57

[Australia] CHAPMAN: It’s no guess Leyonhjelm’s tobacco inquiry will recommend reducing the tax

we have the blossoming spectacle of one of these, David Leyonhjelm, who initiated a Senate inquiry into tobacco tax in Australia. It will start taking evidence soon. Leyonhjelm, who has been backed by Philip Morris, is avowedly against tobacco tax. Mult
The Conversation (au)
added Feb 24, 2016 11:27

[Australia] SmokeFree Tasmania rejects raising smoking age

SMF spokesman Professor Haydn Walters said the MLSA to 21 would criminalise smokers themselves, and not who he termed the “pushers and dealers” who profited from selling a known lethal product. Raising the smoking age was a prominent suggestion in Heal
Hobart (Tas) Mercury (au)
added Feb 22, 2016 06:33
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