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

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

Why everyone deserves an environment free from tobacco smoke

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

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.

Smoking and your family

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

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.

20 years of Make Smoking History

20 years of Make Smoking History

September 18, 2020

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

The lowdown on rollies

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.

Jar of money

Is the government rolling in smokers’ cash?

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?

Sex and the ciggie

May 27, 2020

Did you know smoking can affect your performance in the bedroom as well as your fertility?

COVID-19: Quit to reduce your risk

April 23, 2020

The virus is a whole new reason to give up smoking. Hear what Perth health experts have to say.

The tobacco industry embraces feminism to prey on women

March 9, 2020

The industry has a long history of co-opting women's liberation movements to expand the market. Here, gender equality really means equal access and addiction to cigarettes.

Smoking hurts your lungs in more ways than one

May 24, 2019

We all know smoking is a major cause of lung cancer, but there are many other ways smoking can hurt your lungs, and the lungs of those around you.

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