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This week, Liberty Flights announced it is expanding its reach via a social media campaign to create awareness of electronic cigarettes as a smarter alternative to smoking in the Australasian region. Australia is known as one of the leading pioneers in tobacco control and is the only country in the world which has implemented the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act in 2011 (Cth).
A very moving ad showing two young children asking for a light from smokers, only to be told the harmful affects of smoking. Yet the adults continue to smoke. When handed a note from the young kids stating "you worry about me. But why not yourself?" the adults only then rethink there actions. This raises a good question, why do people smoke knowing how harmful it is to them.
The EU’s new tobacco policy which is designed to encourage public health will in fact have the opposite affect, with millions being subjected to their ongoing smoking addiction which subsequently can cause death.
The Brisbane Times reports that Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has introduced legislation in the Queensland Parliament which will make "vaping" as socially taboo as smoking. 'Federal Senator David Leyonhjelm has lashed out at the Queensland government – labelling Premier Campbell Newman a "control freak" – after the government moved to make e-cigarettes privy to the same regulations as their tobacco counterparts."
Happy New Year! What a great way to welcome in 2016, Terry Barnes (The Australian) writes a positive perspective on e-cigarettes (ECs) and Australia’s opportunity to help reduce the harm from smoking.
Sundays fire at Sydney Olympic Park is believed to have started from a discarded cigarette butt. The fire destroyed 47 cars, damaged 33 and forced 500 people to evacuate the area with firefighters stating they had never seen anything like it. During a total fire ban its illegal to smoke outdoors however, as smokers are also banned from smoking indoors at all times where are they to smoke?
Stop Smoking Services across the UK are being encouraged to support smokers who want to use e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking. A briefing produced by Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) in partnership with Public Health England, outlines an approach to supporting smokers in making the switch to vaping. The approach combines the most effective method of quitting (stop smoking services) with the most popular (e-cigarettes).