2013 media releases

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28 November 2013

Plain packs fail while cheap smokes grow

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) said today after a year of implementation the plain packaging experiment is not working and had no impact on legal tobacco volumes.

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4 November 2013

Booming illegal tobacco costs government billions

The first illegal tobacco report released since plain packaging was introduced last year shows the problem has worsened with the tobacco black market now booming with illicit cigarettes imported from mainly Asia and the Middle East.

Download the media release in full illegal tobacco media release (219 kb)

Download the illegal tobacco report Illegal tobacco report 2013 (1,146 kb)


22 July 2013

Plain packs have not impacted consumers sales data

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) spokesperson Scott McIntyre said consumers have not changed their purchasing behavior since the implementation of plain packs on 1 December last year.

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31 May 2013 

A world with sensible tobacco legislation

On World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) is calling for greater consultation between the Australian government and the tobacco industry to ensure more sensible and effective regulation in the future.

Download the media release in full Media release 2013-05-31 (220 kb)

26 March 2013

More chop chop while illegal tobacco overall drops  

The amount of illegal loose leaf tobacco or “chop chop” sold on Australian streets increased last year according to an annual industry report by Deloitte, while the number of illegal cigarettes peddled across the country has reduced.

Download the media release in full   illegal tobacco media release 2013 (218 kb)

Download the report in full  illegal tobacco report (1,534 kb)