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What Finland’s Plan To Be Tobacco-free Can Teach The World

The Finnish government has set an ambitious goal for residents in a bid to benefit their health -- and their bank balances. Officials plan to make the country tobacco-free by 2040, meaning they want less than 2% of their adults to consume tobacco -- in any form -- by that deadline. So that's more than [...]

How The Tobacco Industry Is Gaming Australian Health Regulations

Flickr Images Australia’s tough tobacco regulations are acting as a catalyst for the industry to develop sophisticated marketing practices. These companies are gaming the system by anticipating regulatory impact and then using unregulated marketing elements to overcome it. Australia has been a guiding light for countries looking to improve public health through the [...]

Australian Government Wins Plain Packaging Case against Philip Morris Asia

A Philip Morris challenge to Australia's plain packaging laws has been unsuccessful. Photo: Department of Health 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 [...]

Australia passes plain-packaging cigarette law | World news |

The senate has passed laws to enforce plain packaging of cigarettes. It is a world first and health experts expect that it will lead to significant improvements in health. Now, we need to do the same thing for alcohol! "If this legislation stops one young Australian from picking up a shiny, coloured packet and prevents [...]

By |2012-08-17T18:21:06+10:00November 11th, 2011|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Society & Culture|Tags: , |0 Comments