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Illegal tobacco seizure in Australia outweighs all other illicit drugs ($$)

SEIZURES of illegal tobacco have outweighed hauls of all illicit drugs in Australia this year. Almost 14,000 kilograms of illicit chop chop and cigarettes, destined for the black market, have been intercepted in the first six months of the year.
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Jul 21, 2016 04:25

[Australia, New Zealand] Tobacco campaigner pushing for plain packaging

Kylie Lindorff, chair of Cancer Council Australia's tobacco issues committee, this week flew in to help drum up support for the measure, which she wanted introduced as soon as possible. Since standardised packaging was enforced in Australia in 2012, ther
Otago Daily Times (nz)
added Jul 19, 2016 15:51

[Australia] Philip Morris speaks at and promotes an obscure lung disease conference

was organised by which is owned by OMICS, one of the most criticised of all predatory conference organisers...Morris trying to achieve by helping organise, attend, speak at and publicise a gnat-sized “conference” on COPD?
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 18, 2016 17:56

[Australia] Smoking rates high in emergency patients

A study undertaken using a sample of almost 340 emergency department patients in Melbourne’s St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Austin Hospital, reported a smoking prevalence among the adult emergency department patients to be 23.3 per cent, compared to the
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jul 17, 2016 02:56

Early life events predict adult testicular function; data derived from the Western Australian (Raine) birth cohort.

Conclusions: Exposures to maternal smoking and higher cord blood estrogens at delivery were associated with a reduced sperm output in adulthood. Optimal adult testicular function depends on being born at or above average weight, and maintaining optimal g
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
added Jul 16, 2016 01:47

[Australia] Smoking during pregnancy may hurt your chances for grandkids

run the risk of having boys with low sperm production in adulthood, an Australian study suggests. “It is harder for men with low sperm counts to conceive children, or it may take a longer time to make the partner pregnant,” said Dr. Christine Wohlfahrt-V
added Jul 16, 2016 01:45

Australia: progress on Tasmania’s tobacco free generation legislation

The Bill: WILL prevent the sale of tobacco products to persons born since the year 2000, that is, members of the tobacco-free generation. NOT prevent members of the tobacco-free generation from smoking, or attempting to purchase tobacco products. Membe
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jul 15, 2016 12:29

[Australia, Europe] BONADIO: Uruguay’s victory against Big Tobacco is more than just a local triumph

whatever Big Tobacco may think, public health policies pursued by democratically-elected governments should not be overturned by the industry’s trademark-based lawsuits, which seem predominantly aimed at scaring policymakers focused on protecting citizens
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 14, 2016 16:55

[Australia] Study links e-cigarette use to smoking cessation by reducing exposure to harmful chemicals

“We are committed to making a valuable contribution to the science around vaping. And these latest findings are encouraging in that they support the results of other third party studies, which conclude that e-cigarettes offer smokers a less harmful alter
International Business Times (au)
added Jul 14, 2016 15:31
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[Australia] Smoking may soon be banned at Canberra's playgrounds

Smoking bans could be extended to children's playgrounds and play spaces in the ACT under a proposal out for community feedback. The ACT government on Wednesday published a discussion paper seeking public feedback on restricting smoking in public playgr
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Jul 14, 2016 15:30
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