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[Australia] ACT to ban sale of vaporisers to under 18s and treat vaporisers like cigarettes

A bill to be introduced by ACT Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris on Thursday treats vaporisers, whether or not they contain nicotine, like tobacco – with the same restrictions on where and how they can be used and sold, and the same penalties.
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Mar 11, 2016 19:00
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[Australia] Smoking mothers put their children at risk of lung disease later in life - says new study

The Australian study published in the journal Respirology followed patients over five decades. It tested children aged seven and then in middle age. It found the combined effect of passive smoking in childhood and active smoking later in life damaged
Western Daily Press (uk)
added Mar 11, 2016 18:56
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[Australia] Mom's Smoking May Put Kids at Higher Risk of COPD in Adulthood

"Smoking in later life can result in deficits in lung function by middle age. So it was not unexpected to see that mothers' smoking . . . could also adversely influence the growing lungs of [their children]," Perret said. And, "reduced lung function pote
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 11, 2016 18:53
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] VIDEO: Food labelling and product safety laws in jeopardy under TPP says Choice

To reassure the public, the TPP includes two carve-outs: one for tobacco control measures, and one general carve-out for public health and the environment, "except in rare circumstances".... "But they're of little value. The fact the negotiators felt they
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 11, 2016 16:19
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[Australia] Politicians have caved to health 'activists', says GP co-payment architect

A culture of prohibition... The senate inquiry into personal choice and community impacts will today hear evidence on the subject of smoking and vaping. E-cigarettes which contain nicotine are illegal in Australia under Schedule 7 of the Poisons Standard.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Mar 10, 2016 20:46
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Ten myths about smoking that will not die

1. Women and girls smoke more than men and boys / 2. Quit campaigns don’t work on low socioeconomic smokers / 3. Scare campaigns ‘don’t work’ / 4. Roll-your-own tobacco is more ‘natural’ than factory made / 5. Nearly all people with schizophrenia sm
The Conversation (au)
added Mar 10, 2016 16:22
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[Australia] Who stops selling? A systematic analysis of ex-tobacco retailers

This study analyses retailers who stop selling cigarettes, why they do so, and discusses the implications for tobacco control....The results suggest that legislative changes provide a window where retailers could be prompted to exit the market.
Tobacco Control
added Mar 10, 2016 03:02
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[Australia] E-cigarette Users Defend Product in Public Hearing

The debate on the use of e-cigarettes has led to a public hearing through a Senate inquiry in Sydney on Wednesday. Former smokers have been invited to give evidence that “vaping safer e-cigarettes” has helped them quit their long-term smoking habit.
Australia Network news (au)
added Mar 9, 2016 16:48
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[Australia] E-cigarette ban 'monstrous': inquiry told

A Senate inquiry into nanny state laws is conducting a public hearing on e-cigarettes in Sydney on Wednesday, with several former smokers giving evidence... New Nicotine Alliance, a not-for-profit group that advocates nicotine products as a safe alternat
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Mar 9, 2016 16:33
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[Australia] WEISHAAR: We’re unsure if e-cigarettes are harmful, but it still makes sense to restrict them

In a situation where no one really knows what to do for the best, regulation which restricts access and promotion to young people looks like the best policy.
The Conversation (au)
added Mar 7, 2016 08:47
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