Police raid 14 properties, arrest two men over $7 million tobacco heist

Police raid 14 properties, arrest two men over $7 million tobacco heist

12 months ago
Victoria Police believe they’ve smashed a major crime syndicate involved in the theft of more than $7 million worth of cigarettes following a series of raids on properties in Melbourne’s west and the arrest of two men. A B-double truck loaded with thousands of cigarette cartons was stolen from a transport distribution centre in Altona on September 5 in what was believed to be one of the state’s most lucrative heists. A taskforce of detectives […]
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Vaping debate to be heard by Senate inquiry into tobacco harm reduction

2 years ago
The tobacco harm reduction debate is hotly contested throughout Australia and especially Tasmania where declining smoking rates have stalled, a member of parliament wants to raise the legal smoking age to 21 and research has outlined the dangers of electronic cigarettes. Vaping is a key part of the harm reduction debate. On one side, business and harm reduction groups have argued for the legalisation of tobacco vaping products for years. But, members of health and […]
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Thank you, taxpayers, for smoking

3 years ago
As per Brisbane Times report as Australians have weaned themselves off tobacco, one part of the country has become more addicted to cigarettes and smoking. The federal budget. So addicted is the budget to the revenues gleaned from smokers that if this year the government delivers a surplus, it will be solely due to the nation’s smokers. Two specific measures, announced in the 2016-17 and 2018-19 budgets, are pivotal to the government’s surplus pledge. And […]
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