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A recent analysis found the market for cigarettes with flavor capsules in the filter had 'grown exponentially since being introduced in 2007.' Read more

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This was the first successful strike by a task force bringing together agencies including the Australian Tax Office and Australian Border Force. Read more

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New legislation to make it easier to prosecute tobacco smugglers will go to the Senate for debate after passing the lower house. Read more

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A pack of 20 Marlboro cigarettes cost around US$19.82 in Australia, with New Zealand a close second at $17.54. Read more

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Researchers at La Trobe University have found a peptide in the flower of a tobacco plant that could be the first of a brand new kind of antibiotic. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read 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? Read 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. Read more

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

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

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From the Associate editor

Regulating by science,
not prejudice

Everyone can agree that regulations should be in place to control e-cigarettes. But, shouldn’t these regulations be based on new scientific findings more than old prejudice?

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