Australian court upholds strict cigarette labeling in blow to tobacco companies

Aug 16, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Cleveland.com

Australia's highest court upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion Wednesday despite protests from tobacco companies that argued the value of their trademarks will be destroyed under new rules that will strip all logos from cigarette packs and replace them with graphic images.

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They can also blame cancer from nuclear testing, Chernobyl, and the recent Fukushima incident, fluoridation (which provable causes bone cancer), vaccinations and gm food on cigarettes.
It's a kind of payslip to make the government look caring - while they are doing everything else to destroy.
I wonder if Big Tobacco are using GM crops to produce tobacco leaf,GM cropping has a checkered history and is banned in many farming areas so if they are and it is a registered health risk in a country then Big Tobacco can be prosecuted for knowingly administering a known banned substance.
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I wonder if Big Tobacco are using GM crops to produce tobacco leaf,GM cropping has a checkered history and is banned in many farming areas so if they are and it is a registered health risk in a country then Big Tobacco can be prosecuted for knowingly administering a known banned substance.
Who knows, at least you're inhaling a burnt product so the dna wouldn't affect your body.

From what I've read the GM crops cause low birth weight, sterility and cancers. Just what the ruling class wants. Must be a coincidence.

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Who knows, at least you're inhaling a burnt product so the dna wouldn't affect your body.
From what I've read the GM crops cause low birth weight, sterility and cancers. Just what the ruling class wants. Must be a coincidence.
The vapour from the burnt product enters our bodies so if all you say on GM side effects comes true their world be a good entry point to grow and sell hydroponic tobacco without any of those nasty mind altering drugs we have had to endure just to have a smoke whilst Big Tobacco is being sued out of existence for allowing it to happen.
Electronic cigarettes work but when you need to get refills of the exact same flavour you are inhaling or you will return to tobbacco like I did.
They would be great if the had the same sort of filter as used on the tobbacco smokes as sucking on a piece of plastic causes a craving for the smoke filter.
Patches are an instant hit of nicotine and too many applied can kill

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I heard you quit Sairla how did you do it? Also, do you know how to get stains out of sheets (sweat stains).
I gradually reduced the number of cigarettes by only smoking at home,(outside)and then substituted with 'nicorette' gums, I also used an electronic cigarette though it does reinforce the habit. Re sweat stains in sheets - have not had to deal with that problem but perhaps you could try a dilute laundry sanitiser product.

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The vapour from the burnt product enters our bodies so if all you say on GM side effects comes true their world be a good entry point to grow and sell hydroponic tobacco without any of those nasty mind altering drugs we have had to endure just to have a smoke whilst Big Tobacco is being sued out of existence for allowing it to happen.
Electronic cigarettes work but when you need to get refills of the exact same flavour you are inhaling or you will return to tobbacco like I did.
They would be great if the had the same sort of filter as used on the tobbacco smokes as sucking on a piece of plastic causes a craving for the smoke filter.
Patches are an instant hit of nicotine and too many applied can kill
I agree with you about the filter on the electronic cigarettes - the plastic is quite disagreeable.
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I pick up cigarette butts from the footpath and smoke dem fellas.
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wont do anything. stupid tobacco companies have spent billions trying to stop something that wont matter anyway

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I think that it is about time that the government acknowledged the effects of smoking. They have for too long been taking advantage of the situation and reaping millions of dollars in taxes. They have known the effects of smoking for years. I am a nurse and at 40 I gave up smoking. No one can tell another to give up but pressure can be applied to make it easier for individuals to make their own decision
You are absolutely right of course.....and I find it difficult to undestand how nurses and doctors and health professionals who scream so loudly about smoking that has led to such harsh restrictions, can be so lenient with alcohol that has caused you, physical harm on a daily basis in emergency and dificulty of treatment to an inebriated patient.....to the taxing on staff who have to treat law enforcement and ambos and the like from injuries substained by the parying inebriated. And there is the cost on the drinkers liver and health from often a early demise due to said substance... The difference I suppose is that the majority love a glass of vino every now and then.....does one glass of red wine equal I smoke in the sulphates and preservatives the add does this add to the dangers of drinking or is it just the bingers and alcoholics and scullers. I apologise if this sounds antagonistic but I just love the hypochrisy...nurses and doctors are on the front line...and they should be screaming their now healthy lungs out against alcohol and it's toll on our society...why aren't they I wonder......

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I'm not one of those who stopped smoking and now complain about others who do - the only reason I don't like to be around those smoking is because it still triggers a desire for a cigarette:(
If only your truth and tolerance infected most of the other ex smokers.:)

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If only your truth and tolerance infected most of the other ex smokers.:)
I suppose we all have a different reaction when we stop smoking but I believe I will probably miss it for the rest of my life in some ways - what I don't miss however is the cost. I was watching a documentary about the changed eating habits of people in countries such as Brazil, China and India, it demonstrated the ill-effects of sugar and preservative laden food on a population which previously consumed relatively healthy food. The greatest risk to health nowadays is not smoking - it is diet related.

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I suppose we all have a different reaction when we stop smoking but I believe I will probably miss it for the rest of my life in some ways - what I don't miss however is the cost. I was watching a documentary about the changed eating habits of people in countries such as Brazil, China and India, it demonstrated the ill-effects of sugar and preservative laden food on a population which previously consumed relatively healthy food. The greatest risk to health nowadays is not smoking - it is diet related.
I agree with that too, and it is frustrating the way the food and drug administration are failing to bring these companies that taint our food to bear.....I agree also that our diets worldwide are inadequate and inferior...but you will get people who attack those who are obese and persecute them, rather than attack those who are the perpetrators and that is those who supply you substanded food with preservatives and pesticides and those who are supposed to check and prevent said food from entering the markets....they need to lift their game....

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I agree with that too, and it is frustrating the way the food and drug administration are failing to bring these companies that taint our food to bear.....I agree also that our diets worldwide are inadequate and inferior...but you will get people who attack those who are obese and persecute them, rather than attack those who are the perpetrators and that is those who supply you substanded food with preservatives and pesticides and those who are supposed to check and prevent said food from entering the markets....they need to lift their game....
People who are obese have problems - attacking them for their illness is neither fair nor helpful - people should take responsibility for their own health but that is a big statement and within that there are many situations which affect a persons ability to do so - upbringing, finances, self-esteem - these all influence how people deal with the issues in their lives, condemnation is unjust. All companies capitalise on the consumers need for self-fulfillment - producing false images attached to their products, therefore fast-food = deserved indulgence i.e. the children after playing sport, the busy parent etc. The product will not sell itself, it needs the promotion of advertising, so we have advertising to promote the sale of unhealthy products and then documentaries telling us how injurious these items are and then health professionals making us feel guilty for consuming these items - they just shouldn't be produced in the first place.

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People who are obese have problems - attacking them for their illness is neither fair nor helpful - people should take responsibility for their own health but that is a big statement and within that there are many situations which affect a persons ability to do so - upbringing, finances, self-esteem - these all influence how people deal with the issues in their lives, condemnation is unjust. All companies capitalise on the consumers need for self-fulfillment - producing false images attached to their products, therefore fast-food = deserved indulgence i.e. the children after playing sport, the busy parent etc. The product will not sell itself, it needs the promotion of advertising, so we have advertising to promote the sale of unhealthy products and then documentaries telling us how injurious these items are and then health professionals making us feel guilty for consuming these items - they just shouldn't be produced in the first place.
Yes I think we fail to focus on the problems at hand and the means it takes to solve them or get to the crux of the matter.
Attacking those that are most vulnerable is not the attitude of a healthy or viable solution.....

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You are absolutely right of course.....and I find it difficult to undestand how nurses and doctors and health professionals who scream so loudly about smoking that has led to such harsh restrictions, can be so lenient with alcohol that has caused you, physical harm on a daily basis in emergency and dificulty of treatment to an inebriated patient.....to the taxing on staff who have to treat law enforcement and ambos and the like from injuries substained by the parying inebriated. And there is the cost on the drinkers liver and health from often a early demise due to said substance... The difference I suppose is that the majority love a glass of vino every now and then.....does one glass of red wine equal I smoke in the sulphates and preservatives the add does this add to the dangers of drinking or is it just the bingers and alcoholics and scullers. I apologise if this sounds antagonistic but I just love the hypochrisy...nurses and doctors are on the front line...and they should be screaming their now healthy lungs out against alcohol and it's toll on our society...why aren't they I wonder......
Whatever the put in the wine(rocket juice)it gives me headaches after two glases whereas spirits don't.
The preservatives in beer did the same to me.

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Whatever the put in the wine(rocket juice)it gives me headaches after two glases whereas spirits don't.
The preservatives in beer did the same to me.
Is that something that has always affected you though?

There are a number of people through social occassions that say they could drink a glass or two of red or white wine and have not problems but are now (after years) getting either an allergic reaction or an intollerance to it.
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i would like to congratulate labour for bringing in plain packaging.ive been smoking for 18 years and as a smoker it couldnt be any better to bring the plain packaging rule in.also when the plain packets come out im going to quit smoking.for the the better and be healthy.thank you labour.its about time this companey makes million of dollars bye destroying peoples life.

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i would like to congratulate labour for bringing in plain packaging.Ive been smoking for 18 years and as a smoker it couldn't be any better to bring the plain packaging rule in.also when the plain packets come out i'm going to quit smoking.for the the better and be healthy.thank you labour.its about time this company makes million of dollars bye destroying peoples life.
They don't go anywhere near closing down the industry as they have done in the past with others so I suppose the excise tax on smokes is more important than our lives

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i would like to congratulate labour for bringing in plain packaging.ive been smoking for 18 years and as a smoker it couldnt be any better to bring the plain packaging rule in.also when the plain packets come out im going to quit smoking.for the the better and be healthy.thank you labour.its about time this companey makes million of dollars bye destroying peoples life.
Will they still have the frost bitten feet on the pack ?
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Aug 27, 2012
 
find chemical formula what they spraying over tabaco
horrible much more worse then hitler over jew..
they do from inat like aids justice is not justice
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Try out electronic cigarettes
Is vaping at 5volts healthy i feel more addicted to nicotine.

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