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The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2016

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2016

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2016-11-18

Description

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Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/265290

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/460807

Page content

V1 - NTNE01Z01MA A BIG tobacco company has said it sees a future without cigarettes as it pushes to overcome legislative hurdles and launch a new type of smokeless cigarette in Australia. The move by Philip Morris (PMI) to introduce its new product in Australia has so far been thwarted by the Federal Government, which has refused to follow the lead of the US, UK, Japan and parts of Europe in allowing the smokeless cigarettes to be legally sold here. Health experts said smokeless cigarettes were a good alternative to quitting smoking. For smokers who are unable to quit, switching to reduced risk products is likely to substantially reduce their risk of smoking-related disease and death, Conjoint Associate Professor Colin Mendelsohn said. Casuarina cleared in wake of bomb threat POLICE cleared Casuarina Square shopping centre following a bomb threat yesterday afternoon. A statement from Casuarina Square Management said they were notified that a threat to a business in the Quarter was received at 2.55pm. Authorities were notified immediately and police arrived on the scene shortly after. An area around the tenancy was cordoned off. But on the advice of police, Casuarina Square management did not evacuate The Quarter, the statement read. The safety and security of our guests and retailers is of utmost priority. MEMBE RS ONLY SPECIAL OUR 35 MOST TALKED ABOUT FRONT PAGES ONLY AT NTNEwS.COM.AU TODAY TODAYS SPECIAL HURRY, SALE ENDS SUNDAY THERE IS NO BETTER WAY TO CHILL OUT! DAY SALE3 bws.com.au | Call 1300 138 297* We support the responsible service of alcohol. Great Northern Super Crisp Lager Bottles 24x330ml, Sol Beer Bottles 24x330ml. Available in NT until Sunday 20th November 2016 unless sold out prior. Savings based on Darwin metropolitan sell price. BWS stores are closed on Sunday. Multibuy offers apply to the quantity advertised only. Limit rights reserved. Specials may not be available in all stores including Alice Springs, Gove or Katherine or through Woolworths online. *Standard local call charges apply. At this great price no further discounts apply. BP161117NT5A 2 FOR $86 SAVE $14 CASE $42 EACH SAVE $8 Darwin Courses Available: Industry Skills Fund may fund up to 75% of the Telecommunications and Solar courses Ring for details New NT Electrical Contractors Course Pre-course work and 2 days face to face November 19-20 $1200 February 25-26 $1200 Split System AC Course November 18-20 $2180 February 10-12 $2180 Telecommunications Courses Open Registration, Cat 6, Co-ax, Fibre Endorsements March 2017 $2800 Solar Grid Connect Accreditation February 10-13 $2180........................................................................................ ........................................................................................ ........................................................................................ ........................................................................................ To enrol go to www.skillbuild.edu.au FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18 2016 NEWS 15 Smokeless cigarettes taking hold Australian Paul Riley, president of PMI in Japan, believes smokeless cigarettes such as the companys iQOS product will one day be the death knell of traditional cigarettes. The device uses real tobacco refills, but instead of burning it to produce hazardous smoke and tar, it heats it to produce tobacco-flavoured vapour. Our goal in Japan is to switch every one of our users onto this product as quickly as possible, Mr Riley said. In the last 12 months it has moved quickly ... it is a realistic vision. Japan is a very interesting test case ... (there is) progressive regulation. Regulation is a difficulty in Australia. It is currently illegal to sell nicotine e-cigarettes in Australia. Prof Mendelsohn said although it was preferable for smokers to give up altogether, he believes smokeless ciga rettes were a step in the right direction. The first choice is always to give up all tobacco and nicotine completely if possible ... iQOS heats tobacco to produce an aerosol without combustion or smoke and is a much safer alternative to smoking, he said.. Kay McNiece, a spokeswoman for the Federal Department of Health, said the Australian Government is examining the policy and regulatory framework on ecigarettes. In April and May 2016, consultation on a draft discussion paper was undertaken with Commonwealth, state and territory governments, and public health experts and organisations, she said. The outcomes of this work are expected to be considered by Commonwealth, state and territory governments in early 2017, via the COAG Health Council. DAVID HURLEY


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