Thursday, 28 January 2016

Smoking rates among Australian children and teens hit record low

Researchers at light pressure until the people drive a potential for an aggressive public health "smoke-free generation" Thanks hail as youth smoking in Australia, has hit a record low.

The lack of public health research and practice, according to a report published in the journal, plain cigarette packaging laws and processes as loans with higher prices, as a success story was praised.

Research among young people aged 12-17 smoked daily rate is only 3.4 percent, with light, lows fell to the records found. Smoking rates reported in the previous year's figures did not compare.

"I figure within our life, we actually smoking among young people one or two percent are hopeful that push can see and feel that we reduce smoking among adolescents Smoking has never seen, "said the paper's lead author Anita Dessaix.

"It is potentially very interesting for us a smoke-free generation, is the beginning."

Researchers smoking rates steady 12- and 17-year-olds found that the report was lacking. Youth smoking rates in New South Wales in 2014 to 6.7 percent two decades ago, plunged 23.5 percent, the paper noted.

"Similar trends among secondary school students is being mirrored throughout Australia. We also found record lows smoking in the adult population, about 15 per cent down," Ms. Dessaix, The government-funded cancer prevention manager at Cancer Institute New South Wales, added.

"If all of these tobacco control measures that are in place various policies and programs that are contributing to their decline are many encouraging signs."

New South Wales researchers who came from the Ministry of Health, supporting factors reduce smoking levels higher prices for cigarettes, smoke-free zone, plain packaging laws, restrict tobacco advertising and public education campaign found that.

But Ms Dessaix "real public health success story," video games such as tobacco being marketed via the new route as, despite the authorities can not be satisfied.

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