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E-cigarette retailers taken to court in world first action by Australia's consumer watchdog - for 'claiming products were safe when they contained cancer-causing chemicals'

The Australian consumer watchdog is prosecuting two e-cigarette retailers It alleges they sold 'safe' products containing herbicide and embalming fluid
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 20, 2016 18:10
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[Australia] ACCC takes action against e-cigarette suppliers for alleged misleading “no toxic chemicals” claims

The ACCC alleges that the two companies, Social-Lites Pty Ltd (Social-Lites) and Elusion New Zealand Limited (Elusion), breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by making representations on their websites from at least August 2015 that the e-cigarette
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (au)
added Jun 20, 2016 18:09
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[Australia] ACCC launches federal court action against e-cigarette companies over allegedly misleading 'non-toxic' claims

A 15-second video posted to the Social-Lites website included text that read "No Carcinogens, No Smoke & No Tar". Both have since been removed. But chemicals including formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and acrolein were found in e-cigarettes products made and s
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jun 20, 2016 18:07
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Australian watchdog files suit against e-cigarette retailers

Australia's consumer watchdog has launched a lawsuit in the Federal Court against two e-cigarette retailers, saying the companies misled consumers with claims that their products are not carcinogenic. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission sa
Reuters
added Jun 20, 2016 14:39
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[Australia] E-cigarettes: health advocates welcome court action against two manufacturers

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleges that the two companies, Social-Lites and Elusion New Zealand, breached Australian consumer law by making representations on their websites from at least August 2015 that the e-cigarette products being
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jun 20, 2016 14:34
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[Australia] 'It was very scary': Elderly man, 71, opens up after having his face bashed in after he asked a young man to stop smoking on their Gold Coast bus

Police are searching for a man who bashed an elderly passenger on a Gold Coast bus so badly he had to be taken to hospital.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 21, 2016 11:03
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[Australia, Europe] How to Get Smokers to Quit? Enlist World’s Ugliest Color

In 2012, GfK Bluemoon, a market research company under contract to the Australian government, announced that nearly 1,000 smokers had voted that a drab greenish brown known as opaque couché, number 448c in the Pantone color matching system, was the world
New York Times
added Jun 20, 2016 19:50
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E-cigarette retailers taken to court in world first action by Australia's consumer watchdog - for 'claiming products were safe when they contained cancer-causing chemicals'

E-cigarette retailers are selling cancer-causing products and claiming they are safe, according to Australia's consumer watchdog. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken two companies to Federal Court for allegedly making false claim
This is Money (uk)
added Jun 20, 2016 14:38
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[Australia] Elderly Gold Coast man, 71, brutally beaten by a gang of six youths on a bus after he asked them to stop smoking

An elderly man was repeatedly punched in the face after he asked a passenger to stop smoking on a Gold Coast bus. The 71-year-old man was travelling via bus from Tweed Heads to Southport with a female friend on Saturday night.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 19, 2016 11:32
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Australians wasting money on drinking, smoking, gambling

SOME OF AUSTRALIA’S TOP MONEY WASTERS — ANNUAL SPEND 1. Clothes and shoes $23.2 billion 2. Cigarettes $14.5 billion
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Jun 17, 2016 20:54
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