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Cancer Council ACT empowers at-risk groups on World No Tobacco Day

This World No Tobacco Day, Wednesday 31 May, Cancer Council ACT is ensuring everyone has access to tobacco reduction supports. Despite the ACT sitting at an overall smoking rate of 9.1 per cent, in select groups with greater risk of health inequities, this rate skyrockets to 80 per cent.

New Queensland laws target illicit tobacco and vapes sold to kids

People using vapes will not get a pass in no-smoking areas and there will be a crackdown on tobacco chop shops under new laws proposed for Queensland.

Queensland parliamentary inquiry to examine vaping risks

A parliamentary inquiry will look into the health risks of vaping and how many young people are using e-cigarettes in a bid to further slash smoking rates.

Pharmacy scheme put on hold in win against big tobacco

Last week, the world’s largest tobacco company was called out by one of Australia’s leading medical organisations for offering incentives to pharmacies that would sell their vaping products.

Cancer Council ACT shares key quitting tips on World No Tobacco Day

The World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners are asking millions of tobacco users to commit to quit this World No Tobacco Day, 31 May. According to the WHO, worldwide around 780 million...

New Butt Out Boondah programs connect to culture

Butt Out Boondah has launched new education programs for tackling Indigenous smoking rates.

Smoking cause of death for 10,000 Indigenous Australians in a decade

A new study from The Australian National University has found smoking was the cause of death for half the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population aged 45 and older. The study began in 2006...

E-cigarettes a gateway to conventional smoking: ANU

E-cigarettes are a gateway to cigarettes for non-smokers, according to new research from the Australian National University .

Two-thirds of Canberrans support pill testing

Canberrans are generally smoking fewer cigarettes, drinking alcohol at safe levels and overwhelmingly supportive of drug and pill testing.

High smoking rates linked to ongoing effects of colonisation

Researchers at ANU have reviewed a range of existing historical evidence to determine the root cause of high smoking rates in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

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