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The UK National Health Service (NHS) has claimed that second-hand smoke contains more than 4000 cancer-causing chemicals, but that second-hand vape smoke has “no identified health risks”.
The illicit tobacco trade in Australia is costing huge dollars in tax revenue and the Federal Government has been determined to bring this costly criminal activity under control.
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, head of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has resigned over a report that she had bought stock in a tobacco company.
The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has welcomed comments by Colin Mendelsohn, associate professor and tobacco treatment specialist at the University of NSW, for saying that Australia needed to embrace vaping and eCigarettes.
International tobacco company Phillip Morris has made waves through the public with ads taken out in UK newspapers noting its new year resolution and “ambition…to stop selling cigarettes in the UK”.
The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has encouraged people to dob in criminals selling illicit tobacco.
A survey by Quit Victoria has revealed that almost 1 in 2 smokers between the ages of 18 and 29 in Victoria believe that rolling their own cigarettes is a healthier option.
Tobacco companies in the US have run ads in a national campaign, admitting that cigarettes are addictive and deadly.
An Australian intuitive has found that over 75% of Queenslanders would support a push to increase the legal cigarette purchase/smoking age to 21, from age 18.
While the illicit tobacco trade in Australia is well known to government and police officials, new claims have come out that tobacconists are employing sneaky tactics to promote cigarettes.