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AACS hits back at tobacco tax increase

Tobacco in Australia has been hit with its seventh consecutive annual tax hike. According to the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS), the 12.5 per cent tax increase reinforces Australia’s position as one of the world’s most expensive markets to buy legal tobacco. It’s no surprise, then, that Australia is …

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Many tobacco retailers would prefer not to sell tobacco

New research has revealed that one in five tobacco retailers would prefer not to sell tobacco products. Cancer Council NSW and Western Sydney University carried out the research. Together they sampled a range of tobacco retailers, including convenience stores, grocery stores and newsagents. “A further 37 per cent of retailers …

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Australians want e-cigarettes legalised

Sixty-one per cent of Australians support the government regulating to make e-cigarettes, personal vaporisers and other less harmful alternatives to smoking available alongside cigarettes in retail, according to a new poll on behalf of the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) by Crosby | Textor Group. The poll found two-thirds of smokers …

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