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[Australia] Powerful industry group will "fight" Aussie state's plan to raise smoking age

An Australian state government will face opposition over its proposal to raise the smoking age to 21 or 25, with the region's powerful hospitality industry planning to challenge the bid.... Despite submissions on the proposal only closing on Friday, Tasma
Xinhua Newswire
added Feb 19, 2016 17:37

[Australia] VIDEO: Tobacco industry targets illegal tobacco

With a senate inquiry into the impact of illegal tobacco, the tobacco companies have targeted the black market as a threat. / SARAH WHYTE, REPORTER: Despite some of the strictest smoking laws in the world and smoking rates going down, Australians spend
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 19, 2016 16:35

[Australia] Pub told it is allowed to KEEP its controversial vintage tobacco advertisements - days after the health department demanded they be taken down

Premier Colin Barnett called the health department's decision 'ridiculous' and said the pub can 'keep their decorations'. 'They are collectors pieces, they show an era gone by... it is not promoting smoking or selling cigarettes and if that's the way they
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 19, 2016 16:16

[Australia] David Leyonhjelm denies donations influenced his push for illegal tobacco inquiry

Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm has denied his acceptance of donations from a tobacco company influenced his decision to push for a senate inquiry into illegal tobacco. Senator Leyonhjelm is on the committee that will run the inquiry. "No, th
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 19, 2016 15:23

[Australia, Canada, UK, USA] Smokers With Depression Have A Higher Motivation To Quit, But More Likely To Relapse

Smokers with depression may be struggling with a Catch-22 — the first option, smoking, harms their health, but when they try and quit, they're more likely to fail, and are more depressed afterward. New research published Thursday in the scientific journa
Medical Daily
added Feb 18, 2016 23:11

[Australia] Irish pub J.B O'Reilly's in West Leederville faces fine for retro tobacco signs

The owner of the popular Irish pub J.B O'Reilly's in Leederville is seeing red after the WA Health Department told him to remove his tobacco memorabilia signs or face prosecution and hefty fines. (au)
added Feb 18, 2016 20:07

[Australia] E-cigarette users petition parliamentary committee over possible regulations of vaporisers

MORE than 100 electronic cigarette users have petitioned a parliamentary committee not to regulate the vaporisers in the same restrictive way as tobacco products... The forms were distributed to stores which sell the vaporisers and then sent to state Pa
Adelaide Now -- The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (au)
added Feb 18, 2016 18:38

[Australia, Canada, UK, USA] Smokers with depression try to quit more often but find it harder

A survey of 6811 participants from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the USA, published today in the scientific journal Addiction, found that although depressed smokers tried to quit smoking more often than other smokers, they were more likely t
Medical Xpress (
added Feb 18, 2016 12:09

[Australia, Europe] Plain cigarette packaging not so plain, says Amcor

Europeans stock-piling cigarettes ahead of changes to packaging and tax laws are giving a lift to Australian packaging giant Amcor. The company reported its profits on Monday and noted strength in its tobacco division as helping offset softness in other
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Feb 15, 2016 20:46

[Australia, New Zealand] Government on 'very firm ground' with tobacco plain packaging - Key

he's revealed that late last year he got advice that his Government was on "very firm ground" on the matter. In December, Australia's Federal Government won its case against tobacco giant Philip Morris Asia challenging Australia's tobacco plain-packaging
TVNZ (nz)
added Feb 15, 2016 15:48
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