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[Australia] PASSANT: A Budget of smokers and mirrors

It is not often I agree with Tony Abbott. This tobacco excise increase is a tax on workers, the class that overwhelmingly and disproportionately smokes. Tobacco is an easy target because the excise increase can be wrapped in moralistic claptrap about cut
Independent Australia (au)
added May 4, 2016 04:25
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Australia To Charge $45 Per Pack Of Cigarettes

A report in Cigarettes Reporter Australians already pay the highest amount per pack for cigarettes in the world. Prices hit $16.11 (U.S.) per pack in June 2015. In the United States the price of cigarettes varies from state to state. Each state adds the
ValueWalk
added May 4, 2016 04:16
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[Australia] VIDEO: Budget 2016: Fresh tobacco forecast puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' claim on Labor policy

Modelling of higher tobacco taxes completed just five weeks ago by the independent Parliamentary Budget Office has placed a question mark over the Turnbull Government's budget-eve claim of a "black hole" in Labor's policy costings. The Liberal Democrati
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 3, 2016 16:34
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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
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AUSTRALIA TO CHARGE CIGARETTE SMOKERS $45 PER PACK BY 2020

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.
Inquisitr
added May 3, 2016 15:36
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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
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[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
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[Australia] Campaign targets Indigenous smokers

The federal government will target Indigenous smokers in a new $10 million advertising campaign. Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash said the Don't Make Smokes Your Story focuses on the values within Indigenous communities such as the health and wellbeing
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added May 1, 2016 17:30
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[Australia, UK] Indigenous health: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking rate drops below 40%

For the first time the rate of smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has dropped below 40% and a third of those who have previously smoked have now successfully quit, new data shows. However, the rate remains much higher than non-In
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 28, 2016 20:43
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