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E-cigarettes smokers or vapers will face a fine if seen vaping in public spaces or public transport across New South Wales, according to a new ban coming into effect this July. more

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Greg Hunt, Australia’s health minister, says he will never lift the ban on e-cigarettes despite an ongoing Senate inquiry into their use. more

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Regulators in the Asia-Pacific region certainly are presented with a great opportunity to support smoke-free products, but will they recognize and grab it? more

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More than six million cigarettes, 22 boxes of loose tobacco, cash and a small amount of cocaine and methylamphetamine were seized by the Australian Border Force in Sydney’s southwest in August. Five men have been charged. more

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A federal parliamentary inquiry is examining whether e-cigarettes should be legalized in Australia. more

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New research from Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University says an ideal way to dispose of discarded cigarette butts would be to pave new roads and sidewalks with them. more

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The Australian parliament has passed legislation to ensure parity in the taxation of manufactured cigarettes and loose leaf tobacco. more

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A new study published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research reveals that regulations on e-cigarettes may impact their effectiveness as a cessation tool. more

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New research into the habits of smokers has found many are unaffected by anti-smoking policies like plain packaging, and in some cases, are actually encouraged to smoke. more

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According to an Australian survey, the excrement brown color is the ugliest color in existence and is to be used on cigarette packs. more

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Indonesian Trade Minister Thomas Lembong has said that plain packaging for the cigarette industry as implemented by Australia is completely inappropriate. more

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Fifteen million dollars worth of illegal tobacco has been seized from a farm in northern Victoria. A total of 22 hectares of tobacco plants were discovered growing on the property at Dingwall, near Kerang, late last month. more

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A team of Australian scientists has discovered a gene in a “magical” tobacco plant that will open the door for space-based food production, especially during deeper space human missions, including to Mars. more

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A pub owner was in danger of facing prosecution or hefty fines after the Australian health department conducted a routine inspection. Health Department inspectors discovered a display of tobacco advertising, which is now banned in the country. more

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The tobacco giant recently sold its former manufacturing site ahead of relocating its Australian headquarters to Melbourne’s South Wharf later this year. more

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Anti-tobacco campaign group SmokeFree Tasmania has rejected the State Government’s proposal to raise the minimum legal smoking age from 18 to 21. more

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From the Associate editor

Cutting the Nose to Spite the Face

As the debate on the effects of e-cigarettes continues with new research coming out both for and against e-cigs, is it too soon to be banning them?

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