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[Australia] Tobacco tax increase will cut smoking rates, say public health experts

Public health advocates say the latest tax hike on cigarettes will cut smoking rates further from the already steep falls in recent years, and could even lead to Australia becoming practically smoke-free. The number of smokers in Australia has dwindled
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 3, 2016 16:33


Australian cigarette smokers will pay over $45 per pack (about $33.86 in US Dollars) by 2020 in a move the Australian government hopes will cut back on smoking Down Under, as well as raise $4.7 billion in tax revenue.
added May 3, 2016 15:36

[Australia] Cigarettes tax hike bipartisan but $19.5 billion hole in Labor costings

The government has found a A$19.5 billion hole in Labor’s plan to boost tobacco excise – a proposal that Treasurer Scott Morrison’s budget will also adopt in the scramble for revenue...which has been increasing by 12.5% annually since 2013, will continue
The Conversation (au)
added May 5, 2016 10:22

[Australia] Budget 2016: $20 billion shortfall in smoking tax revealed

A budget document obtained by the Nine Network shows the government's planned tobacco tax will raise $28.2 billion over the decade, less than Labor expected.
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (au)
added May 5, 2016 10:22

[Australia] Govt smoking tax to raise $28.2bn

A document shows the government's planned tobacco tax raises $19.8 billion less than Labor expected. Labor will have to find an extra $20 billion in funding after a leaked federal budget document showed a shortfall in the opposition's expected revenue f
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 5, 2016 10:22

[Australia] Treasury figures reveal cig tax shortfall ($$)

LABOR is facing a multi-billion-dollar Budget blowout, putting in doubt plans to fully fund its signature Gonski education reforms. New Treasury figures have revealed Bill Shorten will face a $19.5 billion shortfall from his plan to hike
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added May 5, 2016 10:21

MENDELSOHN: Australia’s prohibition of e-cigarettes is out of step with the evidence

A rational, evidence-based approach would be to make e-cigarettes available in Australia as consumer products and to encourage their use while minimising uptake by people who would not otherwise have used nicotine products. Ongoing monitoring and appropr
The Conversation (au)
added May 2, 2016 19:13

[Australia] Tobacco tax: Leaked Treasury document questions Labor's cigarette excise costings

Labor's policy document said its plan for gradual increases in the tax on cigarettes would raise $47.7 billion over 10 years. But a Treasury document seen by the ABC said it would only generate $28.17 billion over the period. The discrepancy could be s
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 2, 2016 15:40
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[Australia] VIDEO: WATCH: Smoke free, still fierce

Whilst LBQ women are aware of the risk factors attached to smoking, they continue to smoke at a rate double that of their heterosexual counterparts. ACON is hoping to change all that with a new groundbreaking tobacco reduction campaign, #SmokeFreeStillFi
Gay News Network (au)
added May 2, 2016 15:29

[Australia] AACS State of the Industry Report 2015 (PDF)

• Illicit trade and the prospect of further regulatory burden persist as key threats. Government regulations such as smoking bans and restrictions at public venues, the introduction of plain packaging, numerous excise tax increases, and bans on retail
Australian Association of Convenience Stores (au)
added Sep 30, 2016 02:15
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