June 2018

 

Plain packaging challenge dismissed: World Trade Organization finds in favour of Australian laws

Friday 29 June 2018

A long-awaited decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) panel hearing the challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws has been released today, finding in favour of Australia and dismissing the claims brought by Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Indonesia.

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Up in smoke: Tobacco costs Vic economy $3.7 billion each year

Tuesday 19 June 2018

New research has found that smoking costs the Victorian economy approx. $3.7b per year in tangible costs. 

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A day's worth of sugar in one hit

Friday 8 June 2018

One carton of flavoured milk – the well-known tradie morning tea staple – could contain nearly as much sugar as half a packet of lollies, according to a new analysis from LiveLighter.

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5,000 lives can be saved through healthy choices

Tuesday 5 June 2018

5,000 Victorian lives could be saved and 6,500 cases of cancer avoided over five years if there was increased effort to prevent cancer.

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