British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today called for an open consultation during the Post-Implementation Review (PIR) of plain packaging which is expected to begin on 1 December 2014.
British American Tobacco (BAT) today released a report by Ernst & Young (EY) that assesses the impact of government policy on tobacco consumption over the last decade.
British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today revealed there has been a spike in national and state based smoking rates in young people since the introduction of plain packaging according to government statistics.
Read the latest report produced by KPMG about Australia's illegal tobacco problem
British American Tobacco (BAT) today said that it will be closing its Australian manufacturing facility and move offshore in the third quarter of next year.
British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today says a government survey has underestimated Australian smoking rates and its decline is in line with historical trends and not a result of plain packaging.
British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today congratulated authorities for using the increased penalties under an amendment to the Customs Act 1901, made in 2012, to prosecute two illegal tobacco importers for smuggling over 1.4 million cigarettes from Korea in June 2013.
The Federal Government’s tobacco excise policy combined with the failed plain packaging legislation is resulting in more smokers purchasing cigarettes from the lower priced segment than ever. Today there are 1.4 million smokers purchasing legal cigarettes between $13 and $15.
Federal Government policy resulting in large tobacco excise increases is driving demand for low price cigarettes which is having the opposite effect that it was intended to have.
British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) was this week forced to launch the cheapest legal pack of 25 cigarettes on the market in an effort to remain competitive in the growing low price segment.
British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today congratulated authorities on seizing 350,000 illegal tobacco plants in Victoria over the weekend.
The seizure is the largest of its kind and highlights the growing illegal tobacco problem Australia is facing due to growing excise levels.
The total consumption of illegal cigarettes and chop chop climbed to its highest ever rate according to a report released today by the industry. The report is prepared by KPMG UK and also shows that the use of illegal cigarettes grew 151 per cent in the last year alone.
British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today made it very clear that all data available since the introduction of plain packaging demonstrates that the policy has failed and is having the opposite effect to what the previous government intended.
British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today congratulated the Ararat City Council for prosecuting a tobacco retailer with stocking more than $10,000 worth of illegal tobacco which could lead to fines of over $100,000.
British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) spokesperson Scott McIntyre today congratulated the
Victorian Government on quadrupling fines for retailers caught with illegal tobacco and strongly
urged other states to follow their lead.
British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) spokesperson Scott McIntyre said today that people making telephone calls and people quitting smoking were two different things.