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[Australia] EU's uphill battle to create a multilateral investment court ($$)

companies such as Philip Morris - with its challenge to Australia's plain packaging laws for tobacco - have done an even better job of bolstering the sceptics' case by using obscure investment treaties to challenge national regulations.
Financial Times (uk)
added Sep 18, 2017 13:50
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An Australian Tobacco Plant May Help Us Finally Eliminate Polio

The Nicotiana benthamiana plant is “a workhorse plant that’s been used for decades in plant research,” say scientists developing a promising new polio vaccine. Plants are like a factory, powered by sunlight to manufacture food using carbon dioxide and
Huffington Post (blog)
added Sep 18, 2017 05:23
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[Australia] MENDELSOHN: AMA gets in a tangle on harm reduction

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is to be commended for its recent position statement on substance use....this enlightened approach does not apply to its policy statement on the most harmful substance use of all, tobacco smoking.
Medical Republic (au)
added Sep 15, 2017 17:39
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[Australia] 'His death still hurts': the Pfizer anti-smoking drug ruled to have contributed to suicide

An Australian coroner says Champix had a role in Timothy John’s death, which occurred after only eight days on the drug
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 15, 2017 14:15
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[Australia, New York] Fashion's bad boy strikes again! Jordan Barrett, 20, enjoys a flirty smoke break with rocker Courtney Love, 53, after sharing smooch with former Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld, 62

Jordan Barrett and Courtney Love were seen enjoying a flirtatious cigarette break on a sidewalk in New York City
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 15, 2017 01:32
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[Australia] Many women ‘unaware’ of lung cancer risk

Health authorities are urging women to be more aware of the risks of lung cancer as the disease continues to claim more lives than breast cancer. In New South Wales alone, 1288 women lost their lives from the disease last year.
ninemsn (au)
added Sep 14, 2017 13:55
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[Australia] Study warns of potential dangers of e-cigarette use during pregnancy

A new study from the University of Technology in Australia has linked vaping to an increased risk of asthma in children. Researchers are due to present the findings at the European Respiratory Society International Congress tomorrow.
Newstalk 106-108 FM (ie)
added Sep 14, 2017 13:52
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[Australia] SSGA fund divests tobacco and weapons

A State Street Global Advisors Australian-based fund with about $900 million under management is divesting from weapons and tobacco companies. The State Street Global Index Plus Trust, which invests in global companies and aims to outperform the MSCI Wor
Financial Standard (au)
added Sep 12, 2017 04:21
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[Australia] Perth hospital calls in the smoking police

Health authorities are conducting a “smoking police” trial at QEII Medical Centre to catch recalcitrant smokers. The six-month trial, which started in July, involves a dedicated security officer “reminding” smokers that the campus is smoke free.
West Australian (au)
added Sep 9, 2017 15:20
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How Australian Inflation Forecasts Could Go Up in Smoke

Much of it could come down to tobacco. If its weighting is cut from Westpac’s implicit estimate for December 2017 (before-re-weighting) of 4.2 percent to 2.5 percent, the impact could be significant. Smirk points out that their estimate will be updated o
Bloomberg News
added Sep 7, 2017 01:54
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