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[Brazil] Rio 2016: Discarded cigarette in 'smoke-free' village leads to fire in Australian quarters

The construction of the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro is not yet complete, which has resulted in workers and contractors plying their trade around the athletes' quarters. Reports claim that the fire alarm and sprinklers had been turned off by the wor
IBTimes (uk)
added Jul 30, 2016 18:54
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[Australia] Call for Health Minister Michael Ferguson to resign over smoking age backdown

Tasmania's former head of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called for the Health Minister to resign over a backdown on increasing the smoking age. On Thursday the State Government scrapped its controversial move to lift the legal smoking age
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 29, 2016 16:31
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[Australia] Tas government dumps smoking age hike

"We have consulted widely on the concept after having included it in the Healthy Tasmania Consultation Draft and have come to the view that it is not an appropriate response at this time," Health Minister Michael Ferguson said in a statement. Shadow Heal
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jul 28, 2016 17:35
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[Australia] Tasmanian Government drops plan to increase legal smoking age

In a short statement Tasmania's Health Minister Michael Ferguson said the plan was being dropped. "As I said at the time we released the proposal for consultation, it is a challenging proposal involving a balance of preserving individual adult rights an
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 28, 2016 17:34
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[Australia] Public perceptions of the tobacco-free generation in Tasmania: adults and adolescents [FREE FULL TEXT]

There is strong public support for the TFG proposal in Tasmania, even among smokers and people born after the year 2000....This indicates that implementation of the proposal would be well accepted, potentially bringing the tobacco endgame another step clo
Tobacco Control
added Jul 28, 2016 17:01
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[Africa, Australia, South Africa] Dire warnings can’t stop BAT from selling 332-billion cigarettes in six months

Although sales in Australia suffered following the introduction of plain packaging laws and higher taxes, British American Tobacco listed that country along with Ukraine, Russia, Italy and Turkey as markets that helped its Rothmans brand increase volumes
Business Day (za)
added Jul 28, 2016 16:59
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[Australia] Stub you: How a tobacco giant is bypassing packaging rules

IMPERIAL Tobacco has deployed a new trick to circumvent plain packaging legislation and it's caught the Federal Government flat footed. Packs of 20 Peter Stuyvesant cigarettes - manufactured by Imperial - are being sold with a lift out soft pack inside
APN News & Media (au)
added Jul 28, 2016 13:25
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[Australia] Hume council to lobby hookah ban for restaurants and cafes

Hume council will lobby for changes to tobacco laws to put an end to waterpipe smoking in the municipality’s restaurants and cafes. The council will write to Health Minister Jill Hennessy to ask the state government to change the relevant Act so that wat
Keilor Park (VIC) Star Weekly (au)
added Jul 27, 2016 03:12
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] Trans-Pacific Partnership provisions 'questionable', says Productivity Commission

Philip Morris used an ISDS provision in the Hong Kong-Australia bilateral investment treaty...“As it was resolved on a technicality, and costs are apparently yet to be recovered, this success should not be taken as an indication that ISDS is essentially h
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 26, 2016 13:53
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Trade & Assistance Review 2014-15 (PDF)

caution should continue to be exercised about inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in trade agreements. The ISDS avenue was one of three avenues of dispute by the tobacco companies (and supporting countries). The Constitutio
Australian Government: Productivity Commission (au)
added Jul 25, 2016 19:27
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