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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Big Tobacco: ‘Of all the concerns, there is one – taxation – which alarms us the most’

Tobacco tax certainly raises revenue, but it is the single most important factor driving down smoking. It is a massively important win-win policy. Over decades, internal tobacco industry documents have repeatedly shown full awareness of this. Tobacco comp
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 12, 2015 12:06

[Australia] Use drones to enforce smoke ban: Lacross tower firm LU Simon

The builder of Melbourne’s ill-fated Lacrosse tower has proposed using drones to spy on cigarette-smoking residents and has rejected council demands that highly flammable cladding be replaced. A confidential fire engineer’s report commissioned by builde
The Australian (au)
added Nov 11, 2015 21:27

[Australia] Builders of an Melbourne apartment block which went up in flames after a cigarette was stubbed out on the building now want to use DRONES to enforce a smoking ban

This was the building's response to a report by Melbourne's Metropolitan Fire Brigade which found a cigarette sparked the blaze by igniting flammable building material used on balconies. Melbourne City Council's response to the fire report was to order t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 12, 2015 12:14

[Australia] 'Smoking's disastrous': Bill Shorten confirms Labor is considering raising the tobacco tax

Bill Shorten says smoking is "disastrous" and has confirmed the federal opposition is considering increasing the price of cigarettes to more than $40 a packet if it gets back in government. Fairfax Media this week revealed Labor is considering a further
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 11, 2015 00:38

[Australia] Pilot program finds success among smoking prisoners

thereby laying the foundation for smoke-free prisons throughout WA. The Cancer Council WA's Fresh Start workplace quitting program was adapted to 15 inmates in the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison (EGRP), whose population is predominately Aboriginal.
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 11, 2015 00:49

[Australia] Councillor disappointed after smoking ban trial fails to gain support

The man proposing a 12 month trial smoking ban in Wagga Wagga's CBD says the business lobby is wrong to think the ban would cost trade. On Monday, Wagga Wagga City Council (WWCC) rejected the proposed trial, instead voting to implement the state's July
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 11, 2015 00:45

[Australia] Labor plays politics on smoking bans

The LNP has welcomed Labor taking its lead on extended smoking bans throughout Queensland but fears the Palaszczuk Government is playing politics on an issues that could save lives.
Sunshine Coast Daily (au)
added Nov 11, 2015 00:18

[Australia] Labor to raise tobacco taxes, again, to pay for Gonski reforms

Labor is planning to raise taxes on cigarettes if elected to pay for the so-called Gonski education reforms, potentially pitting a slug on smokers against any Coalition plan to increase the GST rate or impose it on fresh food. Sources have told Fairfax M
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 10, 2015 14:54

[Australia] Ley defends insurance proposal for smokers

HEALTH Minister Sussan Ley has hit back at claims she's "in the pocket" of private health insurers after floating a proposal to charge smokers higher premiums. THE idea has been put to consumers in an online survey, which will inform the federal governm
The Australian (au)
added Nov 8, 2015 21:11

[Australia] LETTER: Ban smoking at crematoriums

It is discourteous to say the least, but on the grounds of public health and OHS the time has surely come for the NSW government to ban smoking on crematorium premises.
Newcastle Herald (au)
added Nov 7, 2015 02:56
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