Smoke Free Tasmania
SmokeFree Tasmania is a health advocacy organisation, and the goal is to advance the endgame for tobacco.
We believe that Tobacco Free Generation laws will help to reduce smoking rates in Tasmania this century. We commit to reducing the smoking of tobacco products in Tasmania, and eventually ending the commercial sale of cigarettes and tobacco.
SmokeFree Tasmania supports the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. (FCTC)
SmokeFree Tasmania supports a tobacco free generation for people born since the year 2000, and legislation to achieve this.
International recognition of the Tasmanian TFG initiative at a World Conference in India in 2013, and the World Conference on Tobacco and Health ( WCTOH ) in Abu Dhabi March 2015. “The conference commends jurisdictions including the Australian state of Tasmania that are advancing initiatives to create Tobacco Free Generations for all persons born since the year 2000″
Director-General of the WHO Dr. Margaret Chan pictured with Dr. Adrian Reynolds (left) and Prof. Jon Berrick at the WCTOH.
More international interest – from Korea
A film crew from Daegu MBC Korea Broadcasting company flew to Tasmania on 9 December to interview Hon. Ivan Dean about the Tobacco Free Generation, and Dr. Kathryn Barnsley about SmokeFree Tasmania.
Left to right: Seungbong Baik: Daegu MBC Cameraman (VJ);Hyung Chool Kim: Daegu MBC, Producer: Chang Kyu Shin: Daegu Medical Center, General Director; Dr. Kathryn Barnsley, SmokeFree Tasmania; Sungjin Park: Daegu Quit smoking Support Center, Head of Operation; Miu Lee: Interpreter; Sun Hwan Kim: Daegu MBC, Manager
Two papers have been released in January 2017 under FOI from the Commonwealth Government about the “Palatability” and “Tobacco product content regulation and disclosure requirements for tobacco products”. These documents have been under wraps since 2014. Check them out on our cigarette engineering additives page ! http://www.smokefreetasmania.com/cigarette-engineering-additives/
“Light” cigarettes are engineered using vented filters.
What is filter ventilation? what does it look like?
Vented filters have holes in the top of which let smoke out. This makes the cigarette taste less harsh, as there is less smoke. the problem is smokers suck harder to get their nicotine ” fix” . The smoke then goes deeper into the lungs. This means the cancer develops deep in the lungs and is harder to treat. Patients are more likely to die.
Use of and beliefs about light cigarettes in four countries: Findings from the International ; Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Survey itc-lights-ntr2004
The ‘‘low-tar’’ strategy and the changing construction of Australian cigarettes bkrb-04-low-tar-strategy-ntr
The decline in menthol use in Australia bk-et-al-decline-of-menthol
Light cigarettes shift cancers to the periphery of lungs. light-cigarettes-shift-lung-cancer-to-periphery
The ACCC said that the “light” cigarette scam was “misleading and deceptive”. Imperial Tobacco refused to cooperate at first.
“The ACCC has been seeking an industry wide solution to this important consumer health issue. However Imperial Tobacco Australia Limited, the third largest tobacco company in Australia with a market share of 20 per cent, has refused to cooperate with the ACCC”, Mr Samuel said.
“Imperial Tobacco has not addressed the ACCC’s concerns about removing these descriptors within a time frame consistent with that agreed to by the other two companies.
“Imperial Tobacco has also refused to make an appropriate contribution to consumer education programs proportionate to its Australian market share. This is remarkable given the company’s $AU 47.6 million profit last financial year, as part of a worldwide Imperial Tobacco group profit of $AU 2.1 billion.
“Imperial Tobacco’s attitude demonstrates significant lack of sensitivity and responsiveness to community concerns and expectations on this issue”, Mr Samuel said.
Imperial finally agreed to remove their light and mild descriptors.