Newly released government data has confirmed that more people smoke in Australia than they did in 2013. This is despite Australia being home to the world’s most expensive cigarettes and world-first plain packaging laws. The National Institute of Health and Welfare survey found that more than 20,000 Aussies smoke today than they did in 2013, and comes a year after the release a report from major accounting firm KPMG (commissioned by Philip Morris International, Imperial Tobacco and British America Tobacco Australia), which found that Australia’s tobacco black market is a billion dollar+ industry and accounts for more than 13 per cent...
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