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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

Sep 12, 2017 4:00 AM News

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

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 AM News

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

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 AM Products

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

Sep 11, 2017 9:00 AM News

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

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Products

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Products

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

May 8, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

May 2, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

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

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Manufacturing

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

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Products

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

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM News


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Shining a light
on FDA's policies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been quite active in the tobacco industry these past few months… 

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