Category Archives: Take Nanny down

Victorian Cancer Council documents plain packaging failure

The Victorian Cancer Council has published some fact sheets on plain packaging. Fact sheet 4 has this very interesting graph: Now the Victorian Cancer Council makes the argument that the overlapping confidence intervals indicate that none of the increases in … Continue reading

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Chris Snowdon on Plain Packaging

… confiscation of property in the name of propaganda …

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Little Brother is watching you

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Is this a typo?

Simon Chapman in The Conversation: Overall, there were 5,593 deaths from all causes, with current smokers nearly three times (2.96) more likely to die than never or former smokers. No, Simon. Non-smokers die too.

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Healthway scandal – accountability is for other people

Remember the WA anti-smoking agency that tried to ban Carmen because the story takes place in a cigarette factory? They were out of control then – but it seems they’re more than over-jealous bureaucrats imposing their wowser views on the … Continue reading

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Australian government policy funding terrorism

Gardai and Spanish police believe the links to the Asian suppliers has led the smugglers to the main suppliers of illicit tobacco. The same suppliers are flooding the Australian and New Zealand markets where tobacco tax is high. The Sunday … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm on speeding II

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Different standards for different people

Here is Simon Chapman AO on accepting industry funding: If a conference – and especially those run by for-profit conference companies or industry bodies – wants me to speak and I have no designated travel support of my own to … Continue reading

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So no evidence at all II

So the ‘evidence’ supporting the plain packaging policy disaster continues to unravel. Recall this claim by the Fairfax media: The federal Treasury has entered the debate over cigarette sales, publishing previously secret information that shows sales falling since the introduction … Continue reading

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So no evidence at all

David Leyonhjelm asked a question at Senate estimates: The AIHW website refers to highlights from an unreleased 2013 survey, and states that daily smoking declined significantly between 2010 and 2013, from 15.1% to 12.8%. What evidence does the Department have … Continue reading

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