Saturday 12 April 2014
The KPMG LLP full year update of illicit tobacco was released in April 2014. Read it here.
Read the Cancer Council Victoria critique on the April 2014 KPMG LLP full year update on illicit tobacco.
Friday 28 March 2014Researchers at the University of Zurich accepted funding from Philip Morris International and have produced a report claiming that plain packaging hasn't impacted on youth smoking rates in Australia. Cancer Council Victoria's critique of the report shows among other things a breathtaking error of logic by the report's authors.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Yet more industry-commissioned dodgy data, this time on smoking prevalence.
Read the original report commissioned by Philip Morris International and media release.
And see Cancer Council Victoria's critique of the report.
Friday 8 November 2013
The latest industry-commissioned report on the illicit tobacco market in Australia was released by British American Tobacco on 4 November 2013. View the November 2013 report.
Quit Victoria has critiqued the industry-commissioned reports on the illicit trade of tobacco in Australia. View Quit's critique of the November 2013 KPMG LLP report.
View Quit Victoria's critique of the May 2012 report on illicit trade of tobacco in Australia.
The May 2012 report follows equally inflated claims made in a February 2011 report on the size of the illicit tobacco market in Australia. View the tobacco industry-funded report, released in March 2011.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
New laws to sell cigarettes in plain packets are set to pass parliament after the coalition swung behind the Gillard government move
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Cigarettes look set to be put in plain packages, with WA Nationals MP Tony Crook supporting Labor on the issue
Sunday 22 May 2011
Tobacco industry claims that international crime gangs are flooding Australia with smuggled cigarettes, or ''chop chop'', are being investigated by the competition watchdog
Tuesday 17 May 2011
British American Tobacco's long-threatened campaign against plain packs kicked off today. Has there ever been a more complete demonstration of Shakespeare's "the lady doth protest too much"?
Wednesday 20 April 2011
A former tobacco company marketer explains just how worried the tobacco companies are about plain packaging
Friday 15 April 2011
The legal perpective: The tobacco industry's prospects of success are about the same as a three legged horse has of winning the Melbourne Cup
Friday 8 April 2011
Once again, we have a battle on our hands to halt the tobacco industry's relentless quest to entice Australians to risk serious illness and death by beginning, or continuing to, smoke
Wednesday 6 April 2011
Health Minister Nicola Roxon talks to ABC's Lateline about the importance of plain packaging
Friday 1 April 2011
BIG Tobacco is trying to turn smokers into a political force with an under-the-radar campaign encouraging protests against high taxes and bans on smoking in public
Friday 25 February 2011
What retailers are saying: Ben Fordham speaks to Craig Glasby from the Alliance of Australian Retailers about plain packaging of cigarettes
Friday 10 September 2010
Lateline has obtained evidence that big tobacco companies are driving a campaign which claims to be run by shopkeepers opposed to plain cigarette packaging
Friday 30 April 2010
Quite simply: if the tobacco industry screams loudly enough about a proposed change or reform, we know we are on to a good thing