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Why Australian prisoners are smoking nicotine-infused tea leaves

Simply providing nicotine lozenges isn’t enough to change the entrenched behaviour of long-term smokers. We need to provide better support for Australians in prison to quit smoking and improve their long-term health. They deserve the same quitting servi
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 15, 2018 17:01
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[Australia] 'One of the most insane things I've ever seen': Shocking picture shows female driver 'smoking a glass pipe while behind the wheel'

She was photographed allegedly firing up the pipe with a bright green lighter. A fellow motorist said he saw the woman swerving across lanes on Kwinana Freeway in Western Australia on Saturday afternoon.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 13, 2018 08:29
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[Australia] Millennials are worse drivers than baby boomers, with young drivers more likely to use their phones, smoke and even have SEX while driving

bad habits include wearing thongs, texting while driving, facebooking, smoking, sleeping and even driving on the wrong side of the road
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 10, 2018 16:53
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[Australia] STONEHOUSE: Vaping: why the status quo is not an option

I’m a Liberal Democrat MP in the state parliament... That’s why, last week, sick and tired of waiting for mainstream politicians to drag themselves into the twenty-first century, I launched a campaign to legalise vaping in WA.
The Spectator Australia (uk)
added Aug 10, 2018 03:56
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Are e-cigarettes really the seatbelts and condoms of tobacco-caused disease prevention?

Dr Joe Kosterich...repeated the factoid that e-cigarettes reduce harm by 95%, said there was “absolutely no evidence” of e-cigarettes being gateways to later uptake of smoking in teenagers and boldly claimed that “dual use [smoking as well as vaping) is
Simon Chapman AO (blog)
added Aug 10, 2018 17:33
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[Australia] Mandurah has highest percentage of pregnant smokers in Greater Perth

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report revealed 13.6 per cent of Mandurah women smoked during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy in 2016, compared to the national average of 9.5 per cent. The report stated a total of 161 Mandurah women smoke
Mandurah (WA) Mail (au)
added Aug 8, 2018 12:42
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[Australia] E-cigs increase smoking take-up risk

WA has seen highly sig­nif­i­cant falls in smok­ing rates in all age groups, but es­pe­cially in ado­les­cents, with rates for 12 to 17-year-olds fall­ing from around 21 per cent in 1984 to less than 5 per cent now. This is one of the most im­por­tant p
West Australian (au)
added Aug 6, 2018 21:07
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[Australia, Canada, New Zealand] Commercial tobacco and indigenous peoples: a stock take on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control progress [FREE FULL TEXT]

It is difficult to determine if or what progress has been made...Strengthening FCTC reporting instruments to include standardised indigenous-specific data will help to realise the FCTC Guiding Principles by holding States Parties to account and building m
Tobacco Control
added Aug 3, 2018 22:19
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Plain packaging: legislative differences in Australia, France, the UK, New Zealand and Norway, and options for strengthening regulations

While plain packaging represents a milestone in tobacco-control policy, future legislation need not simply reflect the past but could set new benchmarks to maximise the potential benefits of this policy.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 2, 2018 00:32
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Productivity burden of smoking in Australia: a life table modelling study [FREE FULL TEXT]

This study highlights the potential health and productivity gains that may be achieved from further tobacco control measures in Australia via application of PALYs, which are a novel, and readily estimable, measure of the impact of health and health risk
Tobacco Control
added Jul 31, 2018 22:33
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