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Dec 1, 2015
Essential Vision

Tax on cigarettes

Q. Do you support or oppose the proposal to increase the tax on tobacco which would mean that a packet of 25 cigarettes will cost more than $40 by 2020?

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total support

67%

67%

70%

67%

72%

Total oppose

24%

27%

23%

26%

21%

Strongly support

39%

39%

38%

39%

51%

Support

28%

28%

32%

28%

21%

Oppose

9%

9%

10%

12%

8%

Strongly oppose

15%

18%

13%

14%

13%

Don’t know

8%

6%

7%

8%

8%

67% support the proposal to increase the tax on tobacco which would mean that a packet of 25 cigarettes will cost more than $40 by 2020 and 24% oppose.

Those most likely to support the proposal were on incomes over $1,600 pw (74%) and university educated (75%).
Those most likely to oppose the proposal were on incomes under $600 pw (41%) and those who had not completed secondary school (31%).

Feb 5, 2013
Essential Vision

Most important factor in government regulation

Q. What should be the most important factor Governments consider in relation to regulating each of these issues – protecting rights and freedom, protecting people’s health and safety or managing the cost to taxpayers (e.g. health costs of drug/alcohol/tobacco use)?

 

Protecting rights and freedom 

Protecting people’s health and safety

Managing the cost to taxpayers

Don’t know

Wearing seatbelts in cars

5%

89%

3%

3%

Wearing bike helmets

6%

88%

3%

3%

Personal use of recreational drugs

14%

64%

13%

10%

Smoking in public places

16%

70%

8%

6%

Buying and consuming alcohol

18%

64%

11%

7%

Shopping hours

48%

13%

16%

23%

Cigarette packaging

15%

65%

10%

10%

Junk food advertising

13%

70%

8%

9%

Gambling, poker machines

22%

46%

20%

12%

Films (i.e. censorship)

51%

21%

8%

19%

The internet

56%

21%

7%

16%

Making public statements which other people might find offensive

54%

18%

5%

23%

For most of the areas listed above, the majority of respondents thought the most important factor for Governments to consider was ‘protecting people’s health and safety’.

The areas where respondents thought that is was more important to consider ‘protecting rights and freedoms’ were the internet (56%), making statements which other people might find offensive (54%), films (51%) and shopping hours (48%). ‘Managing the cost to tax payers’ was not considered to be an important factor by most respondents.

Aug 17, 2012
oliverwoodley

What Color Is Your Cigarette Package?

In the animal kingdom, colors matter. Some beasts use colors to hide from predators or attract mates. And beasts must know something: the whole color aversion-attraction dynamic is coming to a local supermarket near you in the form of—ugh—Pantone 448C…rolls right off the tongue huh?

Pantone 448C is actually kind of green, or, depending on your eye, something else. What it will be is the color of cigarette packages at the end of the year, as The Age reports:

When plain cigarette packs hit the shelves — scheduled for December 1 — they will be ‘‘drab dark brown’’ with large graphic health warnings and the manufacturers’ brand names written in a small generic font — just big enough to read from a distance of one metre.

How this color was picked is really the end result of research done by Victoria Parr, from research agency GfK Bluemoon, who will present her findings at the annual conference of the Australian Market & Social Research Society  (AMSRS), which is taking place in Melbourne Sept 6th-7th. It comes on the heels of the High Court’s ruling that the tough new packaging standards are constitutional.

As Parr says in a summary of the research to be presented:

Ultimately we were looking to design a pack that met the desired criteria of having low overall appeal, containing cigarettes that are harder to quit, containing cigarettes that have the highest harm to health, containing lower quality cigarettes and containing cigarettes that smokers would be less likely to consider smoking.

Meaning, you won’t be attracted to this box. Celebrate that.


@jonathantasini

Apr 30, 2012
Essential Vision

Most Important Factor in Government Regulation

Q. What should be the most important factor Governments consider in relation to regulating each of these issues – protecting rights and freedom, protecting people’s health and safety or managing the cost to taxpayers (e.g. health costs of drug/alcohol/tobacco use)?

 

Protecting rights and freedom 

Protecting people’s health and safety

Managing the cost to taxpayers

Don’t know

Wearing seatbelts in cars

5%

91%

3%

2%

Wearing bike helmets

6%

89%

3%

2%

Personal use of recreational drugs

18%

61%

12%

9%

Smoking in public places

19%

67%

9%

5%

Buying and consuming alcohol

25%

58%

11%

6%

Shopping hours

55%

11%

16%

19%

Cigarette packaging

16%

61%

14%

8%

Junk food advertising

16%

66%

11%

8%

Films (i.e. censorship)

59%

19%

7%

15%

The internet

62%

18%

6%

15%

 

For most of the areas listed above, the majority of respondents thought the most important factor for Governments to consider was ‘protecting people’s health and safety’.

 

The three areas where respondents thought that is was more important to consider ‘protecting rights and freedoms’ were ‘the internet’ (62%), ‘films’ (59%) and ‘shopping hours’ (55%).

 

‘Managing the cost to tax payers’ was not considered to be an important factor by most respondents.

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