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Edging towards a smoke-free future

The most recent tobacco reforms are part of the Victorian government’s incremental approach to deter smoking, writes Matthew Santini.


The e-cigarette may in fact help you quit smoking but they still pose a significant health threat, writes Sean Munaweera.

Up in smoke

The recent proposal to increase the tobacco tax has stunned smokers around Australia, but as smoker-of-10-years Lisa Rosman discovers, the tax might help the nation’s health system — and perhaps even her own health.

Being a quitter is not such a bad thing

It is one of the most popular of all New Year’s resolutions, and one of the hardest to keep. Kim Hellard reports on her decision to quit smoking and how she’s coping with life without her reason to get up in the morning.