Cigarettes Information

Glen Trouchet made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health

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Dear Department of Health,

Please can you tell why there is no nicotine or tar percentages listed on cigarettes boxes? I am buying cigarettes blindly. Why are there no lighter cigarettes on the market?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Glen Trouchet

FOI, Department of Health

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Attention:  Glen Trouchet



We refer to your correspondence of 4 November 2019 to the Department of
Health (as below).


Section 15 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) requires
that a request for access meets certain requirements. A FOI request must:


• state that the request is an application for purposes of the FOI Act;

• provide sufficient information about the document(s) to allow us to
process the request; and

• provide an address for reply.


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Please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions.


Kind regards

FOI Officer


FOI and Legislation Support Section


Legal & Assurance Division |  Corporate Operations Group

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