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[Australia] Tasmanian plans to lift legal smoking age to 21 or 25 could be world first

Civil Liberties Australia (CLA) says a plan by the Tasmanian Government to lift the legal smoking age as high as 25 could leave the state with the strictest tobacco laws in the world.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 23, 2015 20:27

[Australia] Smoking age no go: Dean

Upper House anti-tobacco campaigner Ivan Dean has hit out at the State Government’s proposal to consider raising the legal smoking age to 21 or 25, describing the plan as impractical and unworkable.
Hobart (Tas) Mercury (au)
added Dec 23, 2015 04:59

[Asia-pacific, Australia] One of the Biggest Objections to the TPP Just Went Up In Smoke

The tobacco case that kicked off the furor has been snuffed out. The butterfly was just crushed. But the hurricane’s path may be set anyway.
Foreign Policy Magazine
added Dec 22, 2015 04:41

[Australia] Less Queensland teens are smoking but friends still play a role

The latest Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug survey showed in the past 12 years, the number of secondary school students who admitted to smoking in the year before the survey dropped from 32 per cent in 2002 to 15 per cent in 2014.
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au)
added Dec 21, 2015 15:12

[Australia] Victoria prison riot sparked by tobacco shortage, compounded by overcrowding: report

Prison overcrowding and inadequate fencing contributed to Victoria's largest prison riot, which was sparked when a canteen ran out of tobacco ahead of the state-wide smoking ban, a review has found.
The Age (au)
added Dec 21, 2015 14:51

[Australia] Ravenhall prison riot due to smoking ban rumours and lack of tobacco – report

Rumours about a smoking ban and anger that the canteen had run out of tobacco early caused the largest prison riot in Victorian history, a report has found. The investigation into riots at the Metropolitan remand centre at Ravenhall prompted the state
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 21, 2015 14:42
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[Australia] Tasmania's plan to become the 'healthy state' includes raising smoking age to 21 or older

The Tasmanian government is attempting to lead the way in the fight against tobacco-related illnesses, with a push to lift the legal smoking age to 21 or 25. The controversial move is part of a five-year preventative health plan to reduce obesity levels
ninemsn (au)
added Dec 21, 2015 14:07

Should it be illegal to smoke in Australia under the age 25? Tasmania considers lifting the age limit - but experts warn it could make it worse

But experts questioned whether the measure would be effective in saving people from diseases linked to smoking such as cancer and heart disease. Health, anti-tobacco and cancer experts said it was more important to focus on already existing, effective me
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 21, 2015 13:43

[Australia] Doctors say raising raising legal age for smoking 'won't work'

Victorian and NSW health ministers Jill Hennessy and Gillian Skinner said they were not considering raising the legal age for smoking in their respective states. Public health experts warned on Monday that other measures were more urgently needed to re
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Dec 21, 2015 13:39

[Australia] Tasmanian government plans to raise minimum smoking age to 21 or 25

The move, aimed at reducing the state’s high smoking rates, is the centrepiece of the government’s Healthy Tasmania discussion paper, released by the state’s health minister, Michael Ferguson, on Sunday. If the idea receives support, the government coul
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 21, 2015 12:21
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