Search

Tobacco changes threaten Perth business

Specialist cigar business, Devlin's Cigar Divan, will be forced to close its Perth and Subiaco stores if an amendment to tobacco laws is passed by parliament.

Login

(existing subscribers)

The password field is case sensitive.
Request new password

Comments

Perth
I do not smoke, but consider that Devlin's and any other similar business has a right to conduct its business as Mr Devlin currently does. The exemption for such speciality businesses should remain.

Perth
This "smacks" of Big Brother - "You will do as you are told" as we know best. This total legislation goes too far. I am not a supporter of smoking, nor do or have I ever smoked. However if I walk through a park, as I did today, where someone is eating food, and I was to be smoking then I would be breaking the law! Now to take away the livelihood of at least 8 people, I hope the Honourable Member is going to provide new jobs or support for these persons - I think not. The legislation is totally ill conceived!

Perth
Geez Simon. What did you do to Janet. She obviously doesn't barrack for the Wildcats. This isn't on. Fight the good fight :)

South Perth
What a joke, kids don't go to Devlins, it is a considered purchase. You don't accidentally wander in there. The Nanny State strikes again!!!

Perth
As a cigar lover with two small children I have always been conscious of not being seen to smoke in front of the kids. Devlins offers an alternative and the irony of the the legislation is it will now force me to have a humidor at home to store my bi-monthly dalliance which will now have far closer interaction with the children. While I can understand Dr Wollard's passion for non smoking it would seem that the the campaign has lost a little focus by targeting premium cigars rather than mass consumed cigarettes.

PERTH, NON SMOKER
I THINK THE HEALTH DEPT IS JUST RUNNING OUT OF IDEAS. LOOKING AT ALL THESE LEGISLATIONS THEY KEEP POURING OUT EVERY NOW AND THEN, IT JUST APPEARS TO ME THAT SOMEONE NEEDED TO KEEP COMING OUT WITH IDEAS TO KEEP THEIR JOBS SAFE. IF THEY ARE DEAD SERIOUS ABouT MINOR SMOKING, HOW COME THEY ARE NOT PICKING UP ALL THE MINOR SMOKERS FROM THE STREET AND SEND THEM TO SOME SMOKER'S EDUCATIONAL COURSE AND LET THEM KNOW THE EFFECTS OF SMOKING. YOU CAN SEE PLENTY OF THESE MINORS SHOWING OFF THEIR SMOKING SKILLS TO TOURISTS AND BY PASSSERS IN BOTH THE MALLS AREA. I'M PRETTY SURE A LOT OF THESE HEALTH OFFICERS HAD SEEN IT AS WELL, SO WHY ARE THESE MINORS STILL ALLOW TO CONTINUE THEIR ACT. TARGETTING RETAILERS IS NOT THE SOLUTION AS THEY ARE NOT THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM. LEGISLATION MAKERS GOT TO THINK HARDER THAN THAT AND NOT JUST BLINDLY FOLLOW WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING OR JUST WANT TO BE CREATIVE BLINDLY.

Add your comment

BNIQ sponsored byNorth Metro TAFE

Students

6th-Australian Institute of Management WA20,000
7th-Murdoch University16,584
8th-South Regional TAFE10,549
9th-Central Regional TAFE10,000
10th-Saferight8,000
51 tertiary education & training providers ranked by total number of students in WA

Number of Employees

BNiQ Disclaimer