This report tracks the status of the tobacco epidemic and interventions to combat it, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas.
This paper examines historical trends in tobacco excise, focussing on the recent past including the impact of significant policy changes over the last decade, and then discusses how tobacco excise is forecast and the key challenges in doing so.
Knowledge, attitudes and other factors associated with assessment of tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women
As with many Indigenous peoples, smoking rates among Aboriginal Australians are considerably higher than those of the non-Indigenous population. Approximately 50% of Indigenous women smoke during pregnancy, a time when women are more motivated to quit. Antenatal care providers are potentially important change agents for...
Tobacco control in the Pacific: Evaluation of program support Phase 1 (2003 – 2004) and Phase 2 (2005 – 2008)
Tobacco smoking is widespread in the Pacific region. The burden upon health, social and economic elements of the community is likely to be substantial. The environment for action to redress this concern has been provided by the international efforts to establish global commitment to fight...
Deadly progress: changes in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult daily smoking, 2004–2015
An estimated 35 000 fewer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults smoked every day in 2014–15 compared with if daily smoking remained at 2004–05 prevalence. This substantial reduction will lead to thousands of lives saved.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking epidemic: what stage are we at, and what does it mean
The number of smoking-related deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is predicted to continue to increase, and to peak over the next decade, resulting in thousands of premature deaths.
This report expands on the key findings from the 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) that were released on 1 June 2017. It presents more detailed analysis including comparisons between states and territories and for population groups.
In 2007, the New Zealand government announced a change in the legislation on tobacco on-pack warning labels, requiring text-based warning labels to be replaced by graphic health warnings (GHWs). According to this new regulation, GHWs must cover 30% of the front and 90% of the...