50 cigarette max at Aussie border
Sun, 02 Sep 2012 12:43p.m.
It is hoped new limits on cigarettes at the Australian border will encourage New Zealand to change its own laws, as well as go one step further.
Passengers from overseas are now restricted to taking in 50 cigarettes. The maximum was previously 250.
The director of Action on Smoking and Health, Ben Youden, says he would like to see New Zealand completely eliminate duty-free.
“I think it’s great to see Australia has taken the limit down to 50, but we’d like to see New Zealand go that step further and completely get rid of duty-free sales.”
The Australian Airports Association predicts long delays at Customs as travellers are held up, as the changes have not been well publicised.
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9/09/2012 10:40:45 p.m.
Pratima Nand wrote:
Congrats Australia. NZ should be next.
4/09/2012 5:20:09 p.m.
the DR wrote:
this is a good thing smokes are much cheaper there
3/09/2012 9:34:03 p.m.
Lets go 4 it Wipe out the Whole "duty free" in 1 go _NOW not only tobacco - The Lot !And then ---- there was silence ....
Well Go one than ! SUCKER!!!! Not doing that are U ....
3/09/2012 7:43:22 p.m.
Gary has described the effects of tobacco on the consumer. Easy tagets: youth. Then a gradual process of addiction and loss of ability to choose, and subsequent future characterised by undermined independence and with tobacco dictating major aspects of ones lifestyle. Is this what the commencing smoker was expecting?
3/09/2012 9:40:59 a.m.
NWO - it seems to be on its way. They want to control our every move eliminating choice step by step. Start with the easy targets and work up, before we know it we find ourselves in a new controlled society where freedom of choice, (and speech) is a thing of the past. Future is all about control and power.
2/09/2012 8:56:50 p.m.
Are they gonna change that amount you are allowed for alcohol, no they wouldn't do that cause smoking is so much worse than drinking and then driving and then killing someone, maybe your children and then theres your liver but that's ok, smoking worse, they are both as bad as each other, but let's all focus on smoking, after all smoking kills not alcohol what idiots
2/09/2012 7:54:28 p.m.
Congratulations. What a win for Australian tobacco companies. Wonder what Julia got in return for her generosity?
2/09/2012 7:28:59 p.m.
The answer is quite simple... everyone starts growing their own tobacco at home... the government receives no taxation and receives no benefits... and healthcare costs dont get covered.... and the governments left right deep in the crapper... with a huge loss of revenue and no reduction in costs.
2/09/2012 5:43:28 p.m.
Great move. These products impose their own duty.
2/09/2012 2:22:51 p.m.
John R wrote:
Restrictions, restriction,restrictions. And for what? George Orwell will be giggling in his grave.
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