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Illegal tobacco industry flourishing in Australia as government hikes taxes

But instead of quitting, many smokers are buying cut-price cigarettes from the dangerous and unregulated illicit industry, which distributes 2.4 million kilograms of tobacco across the country every year. The Budget expects to raise $4.7 billion from tob
News Interactive Network/News Limited/News.com (au)
added May 6, 2016 19:31
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[Australia] VIDEO: Budget 2016: $40 cigarettes will force smokers into black market claims tobacco industry

In a fiery response to the Turnbull government's $4.7 billion budget hit to tobacco excise, British American Tobacco said crime syndicates that smuggle cigarettes into Australia will be "champing at the bit" at the prospect of increasing their share of t
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 12, 2016 02:33
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[Australia] Tobacco tax rise comes after cigarette prices soar 343 per cent in 20 years

Smokers - asked to cough up yet again in the federal government's latest budget - should take a deep breath before looking at the chart below. It shows the price of tobacco has rocketed by 343 per cent since 1996, with the steepest rises since 2010.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 4, 2016 22:14
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[Australia] The most expensive cigarettes in the world: Aussies will have to pay £23 for a pack of 25 after huge tax hike

prices will soar past $40 a packet by 2020 under planned tax changes which will see tobacco excise hiked by 12.5 per cent each year for the next four years. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison announced he would lift the tobacco excise by 12.5 per cent a yea
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 4, 2016 22:01
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[Australia, Canada] Patrick Hannaford: Mandating plain packaging on cigarettes doesn’t work

The Trudeau government’s plan to force tobacco companies to use plain packaging on their products is a paternalistic...Rather than following Australia’s implementation of ineffective plain packaging legislation, the Trudeau government should empower Cana
National Post (ca)
added May 4, 2016 17:11
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Australia hails plain packaging on tobacco

When Australia introduced plain packaging for tobacco products in December 2012, the industry funded an advertising campaign warning that smuggling would shoot up, retailers would go broke and the government would have to pay out millions in damages.
Financial Times (uk)
added May 4, 2016 14:38
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[Australia] PASSANT: A Budget of smokers and mirrors

It is not often I agree with Tony Abbott. This tobacco excise increase is a tax on workers, the class that overwhelmingly and disproportionately smokes. Tobacco is an easy target because the excise increase can be wrapped in moralistic claptrap about cut
Independent Australia (au)
added May 4, 2016 04:25
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Australian smokers to pay more than $45 for a packet of cigarettes from 2020

The average price of a packet of cigarettes in Australia is now likely to climb to more than $45 from September 2020. The government will increase the excise on tobacco products by 12.5% each year from 2017 to 2020, at which point it will make up 69% of
The Guardian (uk)
added May 18, 2016 14:05
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[Australia, Canada, New Zealand] Holistic-Vape Is Seeking Investors to Support the International Growth of Their New One of a Kind E-Cigarette Juice NoNic™

The company is planning on expanding into Australia, New Zealand and Canada where nicotine liquid is currently not legal...pure herbs and plants extracted and blended together in a way that the synergistic effect is designed to calm addictive cravings, wh
PR Newswire
added May 4, 2016 17:05
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Australia To Charge $45 Per Pack Of Cigarettes

A report in Cigarettes Reporter Australians already pay the highest amount per pack for cigarettes in the world. Prices hit $16.11 (U.S.) per pack in June 2015. In the United States the price of cigarettes varies from state to state. Each state adds the
ValueWalk
added May 4, 2016 04:16
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