Tag - Australia

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,...