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Scare tactics cut smoking rates in Australia to all time low

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7197.1508b (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1508
  1. Simon Chapman
  1. Sydney

    Australia's smoking rate, which was stalled throughout the 1990s with around 25%of adults found in several surveys to be smoking, has recommenced its downward slide. The national prevalence of adult smoking has now fallen to 22%the lowest figure ever recorded.

    Australia, like the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States had experienced a decade long lull in its decline in the prevalence of smoking.

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