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We don’t know if anti-smoking campaigns have worked, or if they’re causing more harm than good. Rusty Stewart

Anti-smoking campaigns failing Indigenous youth

How can anti-smoking campaigns be targeted more effectively at Australia’s Indigenous youth? It’s a good question, and one that, as yet, has proven difficult to answer. Almost half of all Aboriginal and…
Digitally-aged image demonstrating the effects of smoking (non-smoker on left, smoker on right). Curtin University

Digitally aged photos encourage young smokers to quit

Showing young people computer-generated images illustrating the effects of smoking on their appearance later in life may…

Trends in house fire fatalities

More than 400 people in Australia’s eastern states have died due to house fires in the last five years. Research lead by…
Smokers find it difficult to quit because the environment is full of signals associated with smoking cigarettes. Sarah Horrigan

Breaking bad habits: classical conditioning and smoking

Addictions are difficult to break as we usually surround ourselves with people, paraphernalia or situations that trigger the behaviour that led to the addiction in the first place. But psychological conditioning…
Big Tobacco’s planners eye their world maps and salivate over large, poorly educated populations. Image from shutterstock.com

Big Tobacco losing ground on plain packs but homing in on world’s poor

Plain packing has been a reality for Big Tobacco in Australia for three months now; New Zealand announced last week it will follow suit; and at least four other nations, including India, are also considering…
New concerns have been raised over the effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy. Image from shutterstock.com

Nicotine replacement therapy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

A study published in the latest edition of the journal Tobacco Control confirms what we’ve long suspected about nicotine replacement therapy (NRT): smokers don’t need to resort to these pharmaceuticals…
Smoke-free public areas are now common in Australia. AAP/Kalo Fainu

Smoking bans reduce risk of preterm births: study

Smoking bans have been linked with a reduction in the risk of preterm baby deliveries in a new Belgian study. The study…
Chrissie Swan and her management have attracted massive media attention in the aftermath of photos of her smoking being published. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Tears, shame, smoking and PR

The past week has seen a torrent of news coverage about Chrissie Swan, who “confessed” to smoking while pregnant with her third child. The confession was followed by myriad commentators and op-eds criticising…
Why do we feel the need to judge Swan for having a few sneaky cigs while pregnant? AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Lay off Chrissie Swan for smoking while pregnant

Broadcaster and commentator Chrissie Swan certainly opened her own can of worms yesterday with her admission she has been smoking while pregnant with her third child. Swan’s “confession” came to light…
There’s little evidence to support a ban based on the health harms of cigarette smoke in wide, open spaces. AAP/April Fonti

Blanket bans on outdoor smoking no panacea for tobacco control

Support for smoke-free laws is near universal in Australia. In the late 1980s and 90s, these laws were primarily advocated and adopted on the premise that employees shouldn’t be continuously exposed to…
No-smoking signs may actually prompt smokers to smoke. Mykl Roventine/Flickr

Anti-smoking signs may cause people to reach for cigarettes

In 1863, Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote, “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear – and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.” According to a recent experiment…
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…

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