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SBS Documentary: E-cigarettes

22 July 2016
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SBS Documentary on e-cigarettes 8:30pm Monday 25th July E-Cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular, yet they’re often at the centre of controversy. Doctor Michael Mosley sets out to settle the debates about whether they should be banned in public spaces and answers questions about their long term safety. […] Find out more

Council to consider considering CBD smoking ban

21 April 2016
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A PETITION signed by 1351 people has prompted the Burnie City Council to consider whether to consider a CBD smoking ban. The council on Tuesday night decided to include  the issue in  its  2016-17 budget deliberations process. That would involve considering whether the council would allocate the resources needed to investigate, implement and enforce a […] Find out more

Australian government wins plain packaging case against Philip Morris Asia

21 December 2015
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The federal government has won its case against tobacco giant Philip Morris Asia challenging Australia’s tobacco plain-packaging laws. It means the former Gillard government’s plain-packaging laws, introduced in 2011, will remain in place. The tribunal in the arbitration, based in Singapore, has issued a unanimous decision agreeing with Australia’s position that it has no jurisdiction […] Find out more

State Government considers lifting the legal smoking age

21 December 2015
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THE  State Government is considering raising the legal smoking age in Tasmania to 21 or 25, under a plan to improve the woeful health statistics. The proposal, which would be an Australian-first, is among a number of preventive measures floated in a draft consultative healthy Tasmania five-year strategic plan. Health Minister Michael Ferguson said the […] Find out more

The flavouring chemicals in e-cigarettes are linked to a disease known as ‘popcorn lung’

14 December 2015
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Researchers at Harvard’s school of public health have published a new study about the safety of electronic cigarettes, and it has nothing to do with nicotine. More than 75 per cent of the flavoured e-cigarettes the researchers tested contained the chemical diacetyl, which multiple studies have linked to lung damage. Diacetyl is a flavouring agent […] Find out more

Great grandmother Ailsa Billing fined for selling illegal cigarettes at Cranbourne gift shop

24 November 2015
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A GREAT grandmother — described as a “quintessential Aussie battler” — has been caught selling illegal cigarettes from a gift shop. Ailsa Billing earned $420-a-week cash in hand for selling chop chop from under the counter of the shop on the South Gippsland Highway in Cranbourne. An undercover raid by police found almost 300 boxes […] Find out more

Millions of cigarettes smuggled into Melbourne seized in raids

19 October 2015
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Almost 6 million cigarettes smuggled into Australia by an illegal tobacco syndicate have been seized by Australian Border Force (ABF) members. Three storage facilities and a number of homes in Melbourne’s western suburbs were recently raided as part of a four-month investigation, ABF said. Nearly 10 tonnes of tobacco products were discovered to have been […] Find out more

Police bust cigarette smuggling syndicate

5 October 2015
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A tobacco smuggling operation with links to Middle Eastern organised crime and involving corrupt Sydney waterfront workers has been shut down after the seizure of millions of cigarettes bound for black markets. The syndicate, which allegedly shipped large quantities of cigarettes from the United Arab Emirates, is accused of paying kickbacks worth tens of thousands […] Find out more