THE WHO IGNORES THE VOICES OF 20 MILLION SUCCESSFUL EX-SMOKERS

THE WHO IGNORES THE VOICES OF 20 MILLION SUCCESSFUL EX-SMOKERS

The following is a media release from the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations we felt of interest:  THE WHO IGNORES THE VOICES OF 20 MILLION SUCCESSFUL EX-SMOKERS INNCO, a new alliance of safer nicotine consumer organisations is launched to demand consultation by global regulators. Safer nicotine products save lives. It is time for the WHO to acknowledge human rights and support informed choices for better health. The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO), a ground-breaking global consumer advocacy network representing over 20 million former smokers worldwide, is being…

Plain Packaging: A threat to the intellectual property rights system

Plain Packaging: A threat to the intellectual property rights system

MyChoice Australia recently put together a report for the International Property Rights Index on the impact of plain packaging in Australia. You can read the entire report HERE, but here is the conclusion, and a sharp warning to other industry groups: It is clear that plain packaging has failed to achieve its intended outcomes, with incidence of smoking reversing its long term decline, particularly amongst women and children. Plain packaging grossly misunderstands the role of branding: while it relevant to differentiating between competing brands, it has minimal impact on smoking…

MyChoice Joins International Coalition Against Lifestyle Tax Hikes

MyChoice Joins International Coalition Against Lifestyle Tax Hikes

MyChoice Australia  is proud to be part of an international coalition of 22 organisations to combat new international taxes. A movement to increase lifestyle taxes is very concerning to us: not only do lifestyle taxes hurt the poor most, but these are deeply immoral and controlling attempts by governments to erode our right to “nudge” the behaviour of citizens away from what they evidently want to do. The letter notes: There have been attempts by the EU and by the World Health Organization (WHO) to establish uniform excise taxes on products…

Nanny Statists Force WA Opera To Cancels Bizet’s Carmen

Nanny Statists Force WA Opera To Cancels Bizet’s Carmen

The multi-million dollar nanny state  industry has just scored its latest victory! This time, they have been able to take down the evil scourge that is … opera! That’s right, no longer content with gouging Australians with the highest tobacco taxes in the world and calling for food rationing taxpayer funded nanny statists have now decided to take on Opera, forcing a cancellation of the Bizet’s classic Carmen. WA Today reports that: A sponsorship agreement between WA Opera and Healthway has seen plans scrapped to perform a show where the…

Media Release: Senator Speaks Sense on Smoking!

Media Release: Senator Speaks Sense on Smoking!

MEDIA RELEASE Senator Speaks Sense On Smoking Click HERE for this media release in pdf format Click HERE for  a copy of Senator Leyonhjelm’s Speech Taxpayer advocates today praised Senator David Leyonhjelm (Liberal Democratic Party) for revealing the inconvenient truth about tobacco taxes and for bravely saying “thank you for smoking.” Senator Leyonhjelm today debunked the myth that smokers are a drain on the public health system, illuminating a yearly tobacco tax haul nearly 17 times larger than the cost of smoking-related illness and fires combined. “Australia has as many smokers as…