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[Australia] Labor plans to charge smokers $40 for a packet of cigarettes by 2020

The Ballarat and Grampians regions would be among the hardest hit under a proposal by the federal opposition to increase the price of a packet of cigarettes to $40 by 2020.
Ballarat (Vic) Courier (au)
added Nov 24, 2015 03:39

[Australia] Significant drop in the number of high school students who smoke attributed to plain packaging

The plain packaging of cigarettes is being credited for a significant drop in the number of high school students who smoke. The latest Victorian research revealed a 24 per cent drop in the past three years in the number of students who smoked. The rese
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 24, 2015 03:38

[Australia] Labor aware cigarette price rise to $40 a packet will hurt poor people, Chris Bowen says

"Poor people do smoke more, poor people die earlier," Mr Bowen said. "That is unacceptable to us in the Labor Party, peoples' wealth is leading to lower life expectancy right across the country. "There is a number of reasons why that is the case, but s
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 24, 2015 03:32

[Australia] Sydney landlord ordered to pay $11,000 to tenant because of chain-smoking neighbour

Lynette Laming moved into the Potts Point apartment with her 13-year-old daughter last December and within weeks had raised the issue of "very strong smell of toxic cigarette smoke permeating the apartment". Ms Laming approached the managing agent and t
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 23, 2015 17:22
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[Australia] Labor to raise tobacco taxes if elected

The cost of a pack of cigarettes will almost double by 2020 if Labor wins government, under a new plan to deter smoking. The opposition says it will continue the increase in tobacco excise from July 1, 2017, delivering four 12.5 per cent increases if it
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Nov 23, 2015 17:02

[Australia] $40 a pack: ALP risks backlash from smokers ($$)

The Australian (au)
added Nov 23, 2015 16:37

[Australia] Packet of 25 cigarettes to cost more than $40 in 2020 if Labor is elected

The ALP has announced a plan which would see a packet of 25 cigarettes cost more than $40 by 2020. The price rise would stem from gradual increases in the tax on cigarettes continuing beyond 2017, if Labor is elected.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 23, 2015 16:30

[Australia] Model Natasha Oakley's mother wins $11,000 after suing her landlord because her chain-smoking elderly neighbour made her apartment 'toxic'

A landlord has been forced to pay $11,000 in compensation to a tenant because his rental flat was uninhabitable due to a smoking neighbour. Lynette Laming moved into an apartment in Sydney's Potts Point with her teenage daughter last December but made co
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 23, 2015 16:19

[Australia] Holy smokes! Criminals eager to beat the smoking ban in prison are using the BIBLE to roll up cigarettes with smuggled tobacco

Victorian prisoners have been caught smoking smuggled tobacco using papers from the Bible, despite an implemented smoking ban Used for their likeness to the branded rolling paper, Tally-Ho, the thin papers reportedly burn well as inmates struggle to quit
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 21, 2015 17:39

[Australia] History (75+ years): The 2010s

2012 Every single cigarette is now sold in drab coloured packets after the Federal Government’s plain packaging legislation came into effect...2013 Victoria records the lowest levels of smoking amongst adults in Australia (13.3 percent).
The Cancer Council Victoria (au)
added Nov 21, 2015 15:24
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