THE chair of a division spanning the electorates of Prime Minister Julia Gillard and former health minister Nicola Roxon has quit in disgust after Victoria’s state-based organisation was brought in to set up his region’s Medicare Local.
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AN EIGHT-year-old Indonesian boy who smoked more than a pack a day from age four has kicked the habit, according to Child Protection Commission chairman Arist Merdeka Sirait.
AN INCREASED risk of type 2 diabetes associated with quitting smoking is confined to patients who gain at least 5kg when they give up tobacco, a study suggests.
A FEDERAL government target of halving Indigenous smoking prevalence by 2018 under the Closing the Gap initiative will be “challenging”, researchers say.
A REVIEW of 47 quit-smoking apps for the iPhone shows most are unlikely to help patients. One of the major problems with the apps is that while they may provide personalised motivation, few recommend or refer users to counselling, quit lines or other support networks, the researchers said. Lead author Professor Lorien Abroms, a health communications expert from George Washington University, said most apps failed to mention the benefits of nicotine replacement therapy and around half of them embraced non-evidenced-based techniques such as hypnosis. The review covered 47 free and paid applications available in 2009. ...
THE Gillard Government’s cigarette tax hike appears to be having the desired effects, with a new poll showing a 9% jump in the number of smokers attempting to ditch their habit. The 25% increase in tax on cigarettes was announced in April this year, and according to a poll by Galaxy Research in the two months immediately after, around 38% of smokers attempted to quit. This compares to just 29% of smokers who were attempting to quit in the three months before the announcement. The online poll, which was commissioned by Pfizer Australia, also showed that ...