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[Australia] Report claims plain packaging has cut smoking rates

The introduction of standardised “plain” packaging of cigarettes in Australia three years ago was responsible for an estimated 25% of the drop in smoking rates there since then, claims the Australian government. The Australian government released a comp
OnMedica Group (uk)
added Feb 29, 2016 17:00
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Australian Government Report Jumps to Conclusions to Mask Failure of ‘Plain’ Packaging

“The report fails to properly take into account that smoking rates had been steadily declining for years, long before the introduction of this branding ban, and that the measure hasn’t accelerated this decline”[2], says Michiel Reerink, JTI’s Regulatory
Japan Tobacco International (JTI) (jp)
added Feb 29, 2016 15:43
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Australia plain pack review questioned by JTI

“The report fails to properly take into account that smoking rates had been steadily declining for years, long before the introduction of this branding ban, and that the measure hasn’t accelerated this decline”, said Michiel Reerink, JTI’s regulatory stra
Packaging News (uk)
added Feb 29, 2016 15:42
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Australian Government Report Jumps to Conclusions to Mask Failure of 'Plain' Packaging

"The report fails to properly take into account that smoking rates had been steadily declining for years, long before the introduction of this branding ban, and that the measure hasn't accelerated this decline"[2], says Michiel Reerink, JTI's Regulatory
PR Newswire
added Feb 26, 2016 19:07
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[Australia] Post-Implementation Review: Tobacco Plain Packaging (PDF)

In light of all of this evidence, the PIR concludes that tobacco plain packaging is achieving its aim of improving public health in Australia and is expected to have substantial public health outcomes into the future.
Australian Government: Best Practice Regulation Updates (au)
added Feb 26, 2016 16:57
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[Australia] PLAIN PACKAGING WORKS: REPORT

according to the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and other groups. A report released today concludes that the effects of plain packaging are “underestimated” but these positive outcomes are expected to grow.
Australian Journal of Pharmacy (AJP) (au)
added Feb 26, 2016 15:37
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] SANTIAGO: Ministry of Health’s plain packing policy welcomed but MITI might overrule it?

first the government decided to be a party to a joint legal suit at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) involving 37 countries against Australia’s decision...Then, in a spineless fashion, it backed out of its decision to put in place plain packaging...the
Malay Mail (my)
added Feb 25, 2016 14:27
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[Australia] e-Cigarettes face restrictions in SA

It could take decades before the health impacts of electronic cigarettes are fully understood, a South Australian parliamentary committee has found. The committee took 142 submissions on the use and effects of e-cigarettes and has recommended they face
News Interactive Network/News Limited/News.com (au)
added Feb 25, 2016 04:44
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[Australia] Queensland to have nation's toughest anti-smoking laws

Smoking will be banned in bus stops, taxi ranks, outdoor malls and near child care centres in new Queensland laws. Selling tobacco products from pop-up retail outlets, like those at music festivals, will also be banned, as will smoking in and near aged-c
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au)
added Feb 25, 2016 04:35
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[Australia] E-cigarette regulations recommended in SA despite 'unclear' health risks

A State Parliament select committee on e-cigarettes has handed down its findings into the devices, which are used by 1.2 per cent of the SA population. It recommended taxing the devices, requiring child-proof caps and tamper-evident packaging on liquids
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 25, 2016 04:03
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