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Off tap on bottled water

Crikey readers have their say.

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A hasty decision on boat people

Julia Gillard is getting very close to looking like a Prime Ministerial joke.

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Tobacco debate: plain packaging anything but plain sailing

As the government keeps pointing out, Australia would be the first to legislate for plain cigarette packaging which inherently brings with it legitimate debate about its legality, writes Tim Wilson.

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On ciggies, Australia the world leader in public health reform

Plain cigarette packaging was removed from the public health agenda in the ’90s due to the threat of legal action. But in 2010, it seems governments won’t be so easily scared off by this legal hot air, write Becky Freeman and Professor Simon Chapman.

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Time to fight like the Na’vi against smoking

One Crikey reader writes that it’s time to tax smoking in films. Plus, the hypocritical end of the ETS, finally a non-lefto editorial and suggestions for the Henry Tax Review.

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Cigs up: just a puff of hot (smokey) air?

Daily media wrap: Australia has gone into a cigarette-buying frenzy, with news that smoke prices would jump 25% overnight. But is the country also buying into Rudd’s ETS smokescreen?

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Preventative health lobby inflicting serious damage on our freedom

If smokers are not imposing any net cost on society, why are we endlessly assailing them and the companies that cater to their addictions?

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Draconian, perhaps, but changing fag packaging will work

So the Rudd government is adopting the world’s “most draconian” cigarette packaging regulations? Good, says Nicholas Gruen.

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Do plain cigarette packs stop people from smoking?

Yep, according to this 2008 study from the British Medical Journal’s Tobacco Control journal. Smokers presume cigarettes in plain packs will be “less rich in tobacco, less satisfying and of lower quality tobacco.”

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