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Hotels group opposed to more smoking bans

Tweet The Cancer Council wants smoking banned from outdoor dining areas in South Australia. Council CEO Brenda Wilson says the state is lagging behind others in the fight against smoking. “Queensland and Western Australia and Tasmania have implemented partial bans on smoking in alfresco areas and we’ve asked the public through surveys and 89 per cent of the public would like smoke-free alfresco dining,” she said. The Cancer Coun ... Jump to full article >>

Doctors want cigarettes to cost $20 a pack

Tweet The Victorian branch of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has proposed a ‘tobacco transaction levy’ that would increase the cost of a cigarette by 10 cents from next July, rising to 30 cents in July 2012. The AMA is appealing to the Victorian Government to introduce the tax, saying the Federal Government remains silent on the issue months after receiving the Preventative Health Taskforce Report. The president of AMA Victo ... Jump to full article >>