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The rate of heavy smoking among Indigenous people is on the decline, the study found. AAP/Dave Hunt

Number of Indigenous heavy smokers down 45%

The number of Indigenous heavy smokers fell from 17.3% in 1994 to 9.4% in 2008, a relative drop of 45%, a study has found…

Smoking associated with work absenteeism

Smokers are 33% more likely to be absent from work and take, on average, 2.7 extra sick days annually. This costs the UK…
Australians are drinking and smoking less but gaining weight, a survey found. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sorais

Drinking, smoking down but obesity rates up

Australians are drinking and smoking less but putting on weight like never before, a national survey by the Australian Bureau…

Smoking lowers ‘good cholesterol’

A molecular process in smoking-related heart disease has been linked to a chemical in cigarettes called benzo(a)pyrene, or…

Tobacco production increases by 300% in India

A report has found that tobacco production has increased by more than 300% in India. It was also found that up to 35% of…
New Zealand wants to largely be tobacco free by 2025; Finland has set 2040 as its target date. Iago A R

Should we set a date for a tobacco-free Australia?

It’s been 100 years since the first medical textbook identified a link between smoking tobacco and lung cancer. So how strange is it that in 2012 we can walk into Coles and Woolworths and buy cigarettes…

Eating veggies may help smokers quit

In a recent study, smokers who consumed the most fruits and vegetables were three times more likely to be tobacco-free for…
Smoking is an independent risk factor for breast cancer. Tonino Donato/flickr

Breast cancer and smoking: it’s always a good time to stop

The number of people within our community who have survived cancer is increasing. But a recent Victorian study has shown that not all survivors are embracing good health. In the last 20 years, the incidence…
The risk of cancer from air pollution is a fraction of the hazard posed by smoking. EPA/Alex Hofford

Unproven cancer risks diverting focus from real cause: lifestyle

The fixation on potentially cancer-causing chemicals in the air, food and consumer products is diverting attention from the real risks, according to a review of global evidence by an Australian cancer…
New South Wales’ smoke-free outdoors legislation will be one of the most comprehensive in Australia. Jess J/Flickr

Smoke-free outdoor laws herald better community health

The NSW government will introduce a smoke-free outdoors law this year, making it the sixth state or territory to have some variation of this kind of legislation. The announcement shows that community health…
The chemicals in cigarette smoke trigger genes that kill egg cells in women. Flickr/Junjan

Chemicals in cigarette smoke linked to lower fertility

Young girls who are exposed to cigarette smoke could experience reduced fertility later in life, a three-year study has found…
Patches, gums and sprays don’t increase your chances of quitting. Alexa Graham

Chew on this, smokers: nicotine replacement therapies rarely work

Pharmaceutical companies have aggressively promoted nicotine replacement patches, chewing gums, inhalers and nasal sprays as effective tools to improve smokers’ chances of quitting for more than 20 years…
It appears as though Philip Morris Asia only acquired the Australian companies in order to be able to launch this claim under the Hong Kong BIT. AAP

Big Tobacco vs Australia: Philip Morris scores an own goal

You may have missed it, but the stoush between Big Tobacco and the Australian government over the plain packaging legislation took an odd turn late last year. The government’s response to Philip Morris…
You can use all kinds of iPhone apps to track and improve your health. chunghow33

Reviewing the top medical iPhone apps … what’s the diagnosis?

Want to quit smoking, lose weight, manage your diabetes or get a good night’s sleep? No worries. There’s an app for all of that. But it’s not always clear which medical apps are based on solid evidence…

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