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31 May 2018

 NORTHERN TERRITORY FAILS MISERABLY IN TOBACCO CONTROL AS ACTION ON SMOKING STALLS AROUND NATION

 

AMA/ACOSH DIRTY ASHTRAY AWARD AND

NATIONAL TOBACCO CONTROL SCOREBOARD

The Northern Territory Government, a serial offender, has again received the Dirty Ashtray Award, for putting in the least effort to reduce smoking over the past 12 months.


Published: 31 May 2018

04 Oct 2017

Doctors across all specialties see every day the harm and misery caused by tobacco, and AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says a proposal to raise the legal smoking age to 21 should be evaluated.


Published: 04 Oct 2017

11 Jul 2017

Tobacco companies are trying to use e-cigarettes to rebrand themselves as part of the quit smoking movement, but there is no evidence that vaping is any safer than tobacco, nor that it helps people quit.


Published: 11 Jul 2017

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis - 2GB - obesity and tobacco taxation

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis talks about taxation and health. Dr Parnis says the taxation on smoking has greatly improved the lives of Australians and has changed habits. However, Dr Parnis says obesity is not a simple issue, and a taxation on the price of sugary drinks should be examined if it helps to reduce obesity numbers, but more should be done.

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis talks about taxation and health. Dr Parnis says the taxation on smoking has greatly improved the lives of Australians and has changed habits. However, Dr Parnis says obesity is not a simple issue, and a taxation on the price of sugary drinks should be examined if it helps to reduce obesity numbers, but more should be done.