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The new tobacco restrictions health groups are calling for

WA health industry groups are calling on the State Government to urgently support the introduction of new legislation that controls the content and design of tobacco products to reduce their addictiveness.

Chief Executive of Australian Council on Smoking and Health Maurice Swanson  told Michael and Carmen more needs to be done to avoid thousands of preventable deaths each year.

These were the suggestions from ACOSH

  • Prohibit the sale and importation of all tobacco products that contain flavourings including menthol.
  • Prohibit the use of squeeze filter capsules that contain flavourings.
  • Require a single filter type for all cigarettes, including a ban on filter venting.
  • Require tobacco companies to fully disclose all additives in tobacco products and the purpose for their inclusion.

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