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[Australia] Tobacco tax rise comes after cigarette prices soar 343 per cent in 20 years

Smokers - asked to cough up yet again in the federal government's latest budget - should take a deep breath before looking at the chart below. It shows the price of tobacco has rocketed by 343 per cent since 1996, with the steepest rises since 2010.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 4, 2016 22:14

[Australia] The most expensive cigarettes in the world: Aussies will have to pay £23 for a pack of 25 after huge tax hike

prices will soar past $40 a packet by 2020 under planned tax changes which will see tobacco excise hiked by 12.5 per cent each year for the next four years. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison announced he would lift the tobacco excise by 12.5 per cent a yea
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 4, 2016 22:01

[Australia, Canada] Patrick Hannaford: Mandating plain packaging on cigarettes doesn’t work

The Trudeau government’s plan to force tobacco companies to use plain packaging on their products is a paternalistic...Rather than following Australia’s implementation of ineffective plain packaging legislation, the Trudeau government should empower Cana
National Post (ca)
added May 4, 2016 17:11

[Australia, Canada, New Zealand] Holistic-Vape Is Seeking Investors to Support the International Growth of Their New One of a Kind E-Cigarette Juice NoNic™

The company is planning on expanding into Australia, New Zealand and Canada where nicotine liquid is currently not legal...pure herbs and plants extracted and blended together in a way that the synergistic effect is designed to calm addictive cravings, wh
PR Newswire
added May 4, 2016 17:05

Australia hails plain packaging on tobacco

When Australia introduced plain packaging for tobacco products in December 2012, the industry funded an advertising campaign warning that smuggling would shoot up, retailers would go broke and the government would have to pay out millions in damages.
Financial Times (uk)
added May 4, 2016 14:38

[Australia] PASSANT: A Budget of smokers and mirrors

It is not often I agree with Tony Abbott. This tobacco excise increase is a tax on workers, the class that overwhelmingly and disproportionately smokes. Tobacco is an easy target because the excise increase can be wrapped in moralistic claptrap about cut
Independent Australia (au)
added May 4, 2016 04:25

Australia To Charge $45 Per Pack Of Cigarettes

A report in Cigarettes Reporter Australians already pay the highest amount per pack for cigarettes in the world. Prices hit $16.11 (U.S.) per pack in June 2015. In the United States the price of cigarettes varies from state to state. Each state adds the
added May 4, 2016 04:16

[Australia] VIDEO: Budget 2016: Fresh tobacco forecast puts cloud over government's 'budget black hole' claim on Labor policy

Modelling of higher tobacco taxes completed just five weeks ago by the independent Parliamentary Budget Office has placed a question mark over the Turnbull Government's budget-eve claim of a "black hole" in Labor's policy costings. The Liberal Democrati
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 3, 2016 16:34

[Australia] Tobacco tax increase will cut smoking rates, say public health experts

Public health advocates say the latest tax hike on cigarettes will cut smoking rates further from the already steep falls in recent years, and could even lead to Australia becoming practically smoke-free. The number of smokers in Australia has dwindled
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 3, 2016 16:33


Australian cigarette smokers will pay over $45 per pack (about $33.86 in US Dollars) by 2020 in a move the Australian government hopes will cut back on smoking Down Under, as well as raise $4.7 billion in tax revenue.
added May 3, 2016 15:36
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