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Is air pollution worse than smoking?

Author:
Jade

September 13, 2022

Tl;dr: air pollution and tobacco smoke both cause death and disease, but tobacco causes more of it.

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Tobacco x the environment – a tale of pollution, poison and poverty

Author:
Sarah

May 24, 2022

Quitting smoking could be the next big thing you do for the environment.

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Is COVID-19 a reason to quit smoking?

Author:
Laura

April 12, 2022

COVID-19 has hit the WA community… and there has never been a better time to quit!

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From targeting 15 to making smoking history - Our campaign history

Author:
Ellen

August 27, 2021

Do you remember the first anti-smoking campaign you saw? Chances are if you live in WA it was a Make Smoking History campaign.

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Call on WA Government to commit to making tobacco control a priority

Author:
Guest Authors

June 2, 2021

New data reveals that the tough approach to tobacco has saved around four lives a week from death due to lung cancer since 1982

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Why everyone deserves an environment free from tobacco smoke

Author:

May 27, 2021

Creating environments that are free from tobacco smoke is an important step in protecting the health of adults, children, infants, unborn babies and pets.

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Be smoke-free for your family

Author:
Ellen

May 4, 2021

Hear Levi talking about the joys of being smoke-free for her family and what she has found most rewarding about being smoke-free with a newborn.

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Smoking and your family

Author:

May 4, 2021

Secondhand and thirdhand smoke increase the risk of ill health in babies and children who are exposed to them, as well as to unborn babies when the mother is exposed to secondhand smoke.

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Make cancer prevention a health priority

Author:

March 12, 2021

A 62 year old Pinjarra man is backing a call by Cancer Council WA to make cancer the number one health priority for the next WA Government.

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20 years of Make Smoking History

Author:

September 18, 2020

This September, Make Smoking History celebrates 20 years of tobacco control in Western Australia.

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The lowdown on rollies

Author:
James

August 27, 2020

Rollies (or roll-your-own tobacco) are often believed to be less harmful and more natural than factory-made cigarettes. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Is the government rolling in smokers’ cash?

Author:
Sarah

August 21, 2020

About 14% of adults in Australia, that’s over 2 million people, smoke daily. A large proportion of the price of tobacco is made up of tax. So is the government rolling in smokers’ cash?

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