Tag - Australia

Rising cigarette prices motivate people to quit smoking

Rising cigarette prices have overtaken health concerns as the biggest motivator for people to cut down or stop smoking. Researchers from The University of Queensland analyzed national survey data and found the cost of cigarettes has become the number one reason Australians who smoke try to quit. Associate Professor Coral Gartner from UQ's School of Public Health said the...

WA researchers look at how state laws can be used to stop influencers promoting vaping on social media

Key points: WA researchers will look at what changes can be made to state laws to stop young people seeing vaping adds on social media There are concerns about the growing number of young people using e-cigarettes It's believed social media platforms are playing a role in promoting vapes as 'cool' and 'fun' West Australian researchers are...

Vaping on the rise in primary schools, survey of primary school teachers reveals

A third of primary school teachers say at least some of their students are using e-cigarettes, a new study has revealed. The survey of teachers in schools across Australia about their pupils’ vaping behaviour also found that one quarter of staff working with primary school-aged kids believed their use of e-cigarettes had increased in the...

Australian smoking-related cancer deaths to increase 32% by 2044

Despite the expectation that mortality rates will decline in future, a growing and ageing population will still see total numbers swell. New research estimates the overall number of deaths from smoking-related cancers is set to increase by nearly a third in the coming decades. The study, produced by Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney, predicts...

Growing use of e-cigarettes could lead to increase in tobacco smoking, Australia’s peak medical body warns

Key points: Professor Anne Kelso is warning vape users the products can cause a range of medical problems, including seizures and lung injury There are concerns young people are increasingly turning to e-cigarettes for recreational use A seller says there is a rising black market of illegal vaping products contributing to the problem Australia's peak body...

‘Harmful and addicting youth’: Vaping crackdown flagged in national report

Brightly coloured vaping products with flavours like bubble gum and fairy floss that claim to be nicotine-free could be banned in a national crackdown as new research finds e-cigarettes are “harmful and addicting youth”. But any move to restrict e-cigarettes may face fierce resistance from a group of pro-vaping Coalition backbench MPs, who fought against...

Guess Who’s Secretly Backing This ‘Anti-Smoking’ Vape Group

The World Vapers’ Alliance has been promoting the health benefits of switching from cigarettes to vaping. Emails reveal the truth of who is behind the effort. A pro-vaping group says it wants to save your life. Cigarettes, they remind us, can kill you. But smokers may be surprised who’s behind that message. “The World Vapers’ Alliance...

Australia: New images to be used to warn of health risks from smoking

Graphic new warnings on tobacco packs are being rolled out during 2021 encouraging smokers and children to think twice. The suite of hard hitting new warnings from Australia – due to the UK no long being able to use previous EU images – include lung cancer, clogged arteries, harm to unborn babies and blindness. And a...

Australia: Smoking causes half of Indigenous Australian deaths over 45, study shows

Researchers call for more spending and shift in health messaging after discovering figures were underestimated by more than 50%. Smoking-related illnesses cause half of all deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over the age of 45, accounting for 10,000 premature preventable deaths in the past decade alone, a new study has found. On average,...

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