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Smoking kills, says big tobacco on hacked plain packaging campaign site

Retailers and big tobacco have ended their campaign against plain cigarette packaging, according to the campaign’s website. Looks like it’s been hacked, writes Jason Whittaker.

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Cigarettes and tax are both evil

Crikey readers huff and puff on the cigarette tax debate, the big tax on miners and how Catherine Deveny got the boot.

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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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Plain tobacco packs: “draconian” or a massive win for public health?

The Oz has labelled Rudd’s plans for plain packaging of tobacco products as “draconian”, but public health experts are wildly enthusiastic, reports Melissa Sweet.

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Will Rudd’s ETS woes go up in smoke?

Daily Media Wrap: Less than two days after Rudd’s ETS backflip, the government has pulled a sleight of hand: announcing it will introduce tough new laws for cigarette packets. Ta-da! Health is back on the national agenda.

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