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04 Oct 2017

Doctors across all specialties see every day the harm and misery caused by tobacco, and AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says a proposal to raise the legal smoking age to 21 should be evaluated.


Published: 04 Oct 2017

11 Jul 2017

Tobacco companies are trying to use e-cigarettes to rebrand themselves as part of the quit smoking movement, but there is no evidence that vaping is any safer than tobacco, nor that it helps people quit.


Published: 11 Jul 2017

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis - 2GB - obesity and tobacco taxation

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis talks about taxation and health. Dr Parnis says the taxation on smoking has greatly improved the lives of Australians and has changed habits. However, Dr Parnis says obesity is not a simple issue, and a taxation on the price of sugary drinks should be examined if it helps to reduce obesity numbers, but more should be done.

AMA Vice President Dr Stephen Parnis talks about taxation and health. Dr Parnis says the taxation on smoking has greatly improved the lives of Australians and has changed habits. However, Dr Parnis says obesity is not a simple issue, and a taxation on the price of sugary drinks should be examined if it helps to reduce obesity numbers, but more should be done.