Tasmania: leading the way towards an endgame for smoking

Kathryn Barnsley, University of Tasmania The island state of Tasmania off the south coast of Australia has a population of around 500,000 and has high smoking rates, and lower socio-economic status, compared to other states in Australia. Over the past fifteen years Tasmania has implemented a range of legislative reforms designed to reduce tobacco use. […]

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Stub It Out: a New Media Resource to Support an Innovative Cessation initiative

Nathan Cowie, Centre for Tobacco Control Research, University of Auckland. 12 September 2012 Stub It Out is a free game developed for Apple’s iPad by a small multidisciplinary team at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.  The game was released on the App Store last month.  The game is designed to be a resource […]

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Obituary: Dr Weng Xin Zhi, China’s “Grandfather of Tobacco Control” (1919-2012)

Judith Mackay, World Lung Foundation 28 August 2012 The pioneer of tobacco control in China has died at the age of 93. In 1984, Doctor Weng Xin Zhi published the first national adult smoking survey, the landmark study awakening the Chinese government to the enormity of the tobacco problem. It was also published in English, […]

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