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[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
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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
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[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
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[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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Australian government wins plain packaging case against Philip Morris Asia

It means the former Gillard government's plain-packaging laws, introduced in 2011, will remain in place. The tribunal in the arbitration, based in Singapore, has issued a unanimous decision agreeing with Australia's position that it has no jurisdiction
The Age (au)
added Dec 20, 2015 20:19
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] TIENHAARA: The dismissal of a case against plain cigarette packaging is good news for taxpayers

I only wish to caution that we should be wary of anyone who suggests that the decision demonstrates that ISDS isn't problematic. Australia dodged a bullet on this one. That doesn't mean we are bullet-proof.
The Age (au)
added Dec 20, 2015 19:38
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CONNAUGHTON: The simple trick Australia is using to reduce smoking rates

Big Tobacco is clearly running scared — and it should be. The latest ruling is likely to open the door for plain packaging laws around the world. Already, 11 other countries — including England, New Zealand, France, Brazil, India, and South Africa — hav
Vox Media
added Dec 20, 2015 19:37
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[Australia] Government considers lifting the legal smoking age

The legal smoking age could be raised in Tasmania as part of a plan to boost the state’s health statistics. THE State Government is considering raising the legal smoking age in Tasmania to 21 or 25, under a plan to improve the woeful health statistics.
Hobart (Tas) Mercury (au)
added Dec 20, 2015 19:29
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[Australia] State Government considers lifting the legal smoking age

The legal smoking age could be raised in Tasmania as part of a plan to boost the state’s health statistics. THE State Government is considering raising the legal smoking age in Tasmania to 21 or 25, under a plan to improve the woeful health statistics.
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Dec 20, 2015 18:58
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