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[Australia] Tasmania's pre-term birth rates highest in the country

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare figures show Tasmania's pre-term birth rate has been rising steadily since 2005, and in 2016 it was the highest in the country. In Tasmania, 669, or 11.3 per cent of babies, were born pre-term compared to the n
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:43
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[Australia] The tobacco industry plays price games to make it even tougher to quit smoking

It is therefore unsurprising that the tobacco industry has a well-documented history of undermining regulations that seek to control the use and sale of tobacco for the benefit of public health. For instance, the largest tobacco companies have continued t
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 9, 2018 17:07
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[Australia] No butts – it’s time to help people with mental health conditions quit smoking

Some health professionals may have put smoking in the “too hard basket” for certain patients with complex or urgent health needs. But there is good evidence people with mental illnesses want to quit smoking, that they are capable of quitting, and that sm
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 9, 2018 03:19
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[Australia] To vape or not to vape? What does the evidence say?

Vaping is an effective quitting aid, is safer than smoking and is unlikely to be a significant 'gateway' into smoking for young people, according to leading researcher Professor Chris Bullen. See the full presentation here.
ATHRA - Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (au)
added Nov 7, 2018 19:13
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[Australia] Like father, like daughter! Brooke Warne, 21, puffs away on a cigarette at the Melbourne Cup - just like her cricket star dad Shane

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 7, 2018 17:08
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[Australia] Health head turned Crown director says gambling not as bad as smoking

One of Crown Resorts' newest directors has hailed her presence on the board as a positive for gambling harm minimisation. Jane Halton, the former head of the federal Department of Health and Ageing and current independent chair of the Council on the Age
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Nov 7, 2018 23:29
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Cancer Council Australia Welcomes Singapore’s Standardised Packaging Tobacco Reforms

Australia’s leading cancer charity, Cancer Council Australia has congratulated a move by the Singaporean Ministry of Health to introduce standardised packaging and enlarged health warnings on tobacco products.
Cancer Council Australia (au)
added Nov 2, 2018 07:39
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[Australia] Smoking cigarettes, flirty outfits and fun nights out: The 'party girl' photos of Bride and Prejudice star Jessica that made furious mother-in-law Fatima say she 'dresses like a prostitute'

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 30, 2018 23:09
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[Australia] Tobacco industry accused of flavour capsule 'tricks' to lure young smokers

The tobacco industry is “reverting to tricks and stunts” in a bid to attract young smokers, the head of the Public Health Association of Australia has said, after analysis revealed cigarettes with flavour-changing capsules were the fastest growing segmen
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 29, 2018 16:01
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[Australia] State vaping laws burn growth industry, opponents say

The largest e-cigarette industry in Australia will be “decimated” after major parties in South Australia united to pass the tightest regulations in the nation, retailers and public health advocates say. Under amendments to the Tobacco Products Regulatio
The Australian (au)
added Oct 29, 2018 15:38
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