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For decades, the slew of negative health effects of smoking has been widely documented, and yet it continues to hold an enormous grip on our society. Smoking actually remains the leading preventable cause of death in Australia, claiming the lives of approximately 24,000 people each year. There are a variety of factors that prolong the …
It’s no longer breaking news – smoking is terrible for our health. Across the world, 10% of all deaths are related to smoking-related conditions. Tobacco smoking is, in fact, our nation’s leading preventable cause of death, claiming the lives of approximately 24,000 Australians every year due to related cancers, heart diseases and strokes. It also …
5% by 2025
At Quit Clinics we believe that there is no more pressing health issue currently facing Australia than reducing smoking rates.
Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in Australia, killing more than 20,000 Australians each year. Smoking disproportionally affects lower income, rural, and indigenous Australians.
The National Health Agreement set a target of less than 10% of adults being daily smokers by 2018, a target that sadly wasn’t met. This target has been extended by The Minister for Health to 2025.
At Quit Clinics, we believe this target can be achieved and ought to more ambitious. That is why Quit Clinics has independently reset this target to 5% Australian smokers by 2025. By employing an evidence-based harm minimisation strategy, with ongoing medical support, we believe this ambitious target can be achieved.
All Quit Clinics staff are non-judgemental and supportive. We believe that most smokers want to quit, and will be able to quit smoking if provided with the right support.