Tag Archives: Tobacco

New laws to help stamp out illicit tobacco imports

The Australian government announced the commencement of new laws this week that will “protect Australia’s borders from the importation of smuggled tobacco products”. The Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs Jason Wood says that the commencement of these new laws prohibit the importation of specified tobacco products without …

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Philip Morris helps close gender pay gap

Philip Morris Australia has become the first organisation in the country to achieve Equal Salary certification, which recognises organisations that pay men and women equally. Independent analysis from the Switzerland-based Equal Salary Foundation revealed only a 0.9 per cent difference between what female Philip Morris Australia employees are paid compared …

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AACS welcomes further e-cigarettes research

The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) has welcomed the health minister’s decision to commission further research into e-cigarettes. The aim, the health minister says, is to help Australians stop smoking traditional tobacco. “It’s encouraging to see the draconian position of a blanket ban, which fails to recognise the potential …

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