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Tobacco tax forces smokers to quit

Tweet In April, the Federal Government sprung a surprise 25 per cent tax rise, which has been credited with 30 per cent more people trying to quit smoking. Two months after the tax increase, a Galaxy survey of 1258 smokers found 38 per cent had tried to give up, compared with 29 per cent in the three months before the price rise. A further 29 per cent had cut down and 9 per cent had stopped. Flinders University smoking cessation expert Associate ... Jump to full article >>