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[Australia] Cancer Council Victoria fears reputation at risk in FOI battle with tobacco company

reputation as a research body would be "significantly damaged" if it was forced to hand over confidential survey information on plain-packaged cigarettes to a big tobacco company, a Melbourne court has been told.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 16, 2016 19:20
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[Australia] AUDIO: Young adults using e-cigarettes because they believe they're 'healthier' than traditional cigarettes

It may not be surprising to hear that young people under the age of 30 are the biggest users of e-cigarettes in New South Wales. But a new study has shown that young people are often using them because they think they're healthier than normal cigarettes
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 16, 2016 19:16
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[Australia] Smoking rates are falling but older people are smoking as much as ever, NSW Health data finds

Rusted-on older smokers are resisting stubbing out their cigarettes, as younger generations drive a dramatic drop...among 45-54-year-olds, the age bracket that includes renowned pack-a-day smoker Shane Warne, smoking rates jumped more than two per cent.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 16, 2016 17:39
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[Australia, UK-Scotland] Dodgy Cigs Report: Key Points (PDF)

Australia introduced plain packaging in 2012. There, the tobacco industry used reports with flawed methodologies to make sweeping claims that use of illicit tobacco had risen, despite more reliable Government figures showing that it had not. It takes t
ASH Scotland
added May 16, 2016 14:13
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[Australia] Children born after 2001 could be BANNED from ever taking up smoking under a radical plan to stamp out the habit

Queensland's health minister says he's open to the idea of a lifetime smoking ban for anyone born after 2001 in an effort to gradually stop the bad habit altogether. However, Cameron Dick said before considering any age ban, he wanted to see how the stat
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 16, 2016 09:16
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[Australia] McKEE/DAUBE/CHAPMAN: E-cigarettes should be regulated

This twin-track approach offers a means for evaluating and maximising any potential benefits while minimising risks of harm. In the meantime, Australian governments and health authorities should not be distracted from existing approaches to reducing smok
Medical Journal of Australia
added May 16, 2016 00:22
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[Australia] How are tobacco smokers using e-cigarettes? Patterns of use, reasons for use and places of purchase in New South Wales [FREE FULL TEXT]

some are using e-cigarettes in attempts to reduce tobacco-related harm. Physicians and public health campaigners should inform smokers about the risks associated with dual e-cigarette and tobacco use, advise interested quitters that e-cigarettes are curre
Medical Journal of Australia
added May 16, 2016 00:19
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[Australia] Richard Glover: Remembrance of smokes past

So, now I think about it, I might resist that final cigarette. The authorities are on the hunt; the last desperados are being driven into the hills. There were pleasures, but all far outweighed by the pain. Roll on the election: the war against cigarett
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 16, 2016 00:14
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[Australia, Europe] CHAPMAN: E-cigarettes: too important to be regulated?

Sensible regulation, as exists across different categories of pharmaceuticals, would allow Australia to keep a short leash on e-cigarettes at first. If our own and the international experience shows their promise being fulfilled, regulatory control could
The Conversation (au)
added May 16, 2016 00:02
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TV presenter Lee Lin Chin smokes a cigarette on the street in Sydney a day before announcing Australia's points in the Eurovision song contest

TV presenter Lee Lin Chin was seen smoking a cigarette on the street the day before announcing Australia's points in the Eurovision song contest. The popular SBS newsreader, 62, who was nominated for a Gold Logie, puffed away for several minutes before
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 15, 2016 23:51
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