Journal article

7 Dec 2017

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.

Journal article

11 Oct 2017

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.


28 Sep 2017

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.


25 Jul 2017

This purpose of this strategy document is to provide a national framework which identifies national priorities relating to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, guides action by governments in partnership with service providers and the community, and outlines a national commitment to harm minimisation.

Journal article

27 Apr 2017

Formation of Australia’s National Drug Strategy (NDS) included an extensive consultation process that was open not only to community and public health stakeholders, but also to representatives of the tobacco and alcohol industries.

Australia is bound by the World Health Organization Framework Convention on...

Journal article

5 Jul 2016


The hardening hypothesis proposes that as smoking prevalence declines the proportion of ‘hardcore’ or ‘hardened’ smokers will increase. The possible constructs of hardening include reduced motivation to quit, increased levels of addiction, increased levels of disadvantage and reduced quit rates among continuing...

Literature review

30 Jun 2016

This Sax Institute Evidence Check review examines models of managing nicotine dependence in health facilities under a smoke-free healthcare policy directive.

The research evidence suggests that smoking cessation can be increased via a number of interventions including: smoking status assessment; provision of advice/counselling; nicotine...

Audio interview


27 May 2016

The world's largest insurer, French company AXA, is planning to divest tobacco stocks worth more than $2.5 billion. This will make it the first of the major insurance companies to divest its portfolio of tobacco stocks.

The company says its selling out of tobacco...


24 May 2016

This report—based on extensive research including interviews with more than 130 children who work on tobacco farms in Indonesia—shows that child workers are being exposed to serious health and safety risks. The dangers include acute nicotine poisoning from contact with tobacco plants and leaves, and...

Journal article

15 Apr 2016

In 2013, the Northern Territory was the first Australian jurisdiction to introduce a smoke-free policy for all correctional facilities. This paper reports on a process evaluation to identify what worked well, key challenges and unintended consequences.

The researchers interviewed 87 people, comprising remand, medium-security...

Journal article

28 Jan 2016

A continued increase in the proportion of adolescents who never smoke, as well as an understanding of factors that influence reductions in smoking among this susceptible population, is crucial. The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control provides an appropriate structure to briefly examine...


27 Nov 2015


The health of Australia's prisoners 2015 is the 4th report on the National Prison Health Indicators, which were developed to help monitor the health of prisoners, and to inform and evaluate the planning, delivery and quality of prison health services. It...


24 Nov 2015

A Shorten Labor Government will further curtail Australia’s biggest preventable cause of disease and death by raising tobacco excise to bring it in line with world’s best practice.

Tobacco excise

If a Shorten Labor Government is successful at the next election Labor will...


6 Oct 2015

Describes the approach underpinning a national project to estimate the numbers and proportions of cancers occurring in Australia in 2010 that are attributable to modifiable causal factors.


Objective: To describe the approach underpinning a national project to estimate the numbers...


16 Sep 2015


This report presents baseline data for the outcome indicators listed under Part Seven of the National Tobacco Strategy (NTS) 2012-2018, and for an additional 6 indicators that were agreed to when the reporting framework was developed (see Chapter 1 of this report...


27 May 2015

Overview: This e-brief offers an overview of the legal position in respect to e-cigarettes, along with a summary of research findings and viewpoints in the contemporary debate. It starts with a descriptive comment on e-cigarettes, making the point that e-cigarettes come in many forms,...


20 Apr 2015

This consultation paper explores what legislative reforms, and other changes, would be needed if New Zealand were to become a party to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.


Since 2005 New Zealand has been a party to an...


15 Feb 2015

Drawing on leaked texts of potential provisions of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, this health impact assessment found the potential for negative impacts in the cost of medicines, tobacco control policies, alcohol control policies, and food labeling.


The Centre for Health...


27 Nov 2014

In New Zealand, tobacco use is the single largest cause of preventable death, and a major factor contributing to health inequality. Half of all long-term smokers die from a smoking-related illness and the average lifespan of long-term smokers who die prematurely from smoking is 15...


25 Nov 2014

In 2013, over 40% of Australians smoked daily, drank alcohol in ways that put them at risk of harm or used an illicit drug in the previous 12 months, according to this report.

Summary The 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey collected information...



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