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[Australia] Tripling of tobacco sellers' licence fee in Tasmania reasonable, retailers say

On Saturday, the Tasmanian Government detailed its $6.4 million Healthy Tasmania plan, which includes raising the licence fee to $731 next year and then about $1,100 by January 2018. The Australian Retailers Association's executive director, Russell Zim
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 1, 2016 00:55

[Brazil, Latin America] Australia demand smoking ban be enforced in athletes' village after fire

The Australian Olympic Committee has demanded Rio 2016 organizers enforce a strict ban on smoking in the athletes' village... "We have asked Rio 2016 to enforce a very strict non-smoking policy. Every athletes’ village in the Olympic Games should be non-
added Jul 31, 2016 15:45

[Australia] Tobacco retailers slugged under new Tasmanian plan to curb smoking

The Tasmanian Government will triple the licence fee charged to tobacco retailers in a bid to tackle high smoking rates. The Government has released its final Healthy Tasmania five-year strategic plan, which was put out for public consultation in Decembe
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jul 30, 2016 20:38

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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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