Smokers Already Want to Stop
90% of adults who smoke wish they had never started.
Only around 6% of those who try to quit are non-smokers a year later.
Increased level of motivation to stop generates quit attempts but plays little role in preventing relapse.
Ad campaigns, tax hikes, smoking bans and plain packaging may provoke the desire to quit but do not improve performance.
Australia's National Tobacco Strategy does not acknowledge our lack of effective tobacco cessation techniques or prioritise addressing it.
Victorian Govt intends to prohibit encouraging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes.…more
- World - 6,000,000
- Australia - 15,000
- Victoria - 4000
Smoking is the largest preventable cause of death and disease in Australia. Smokers need support, not judgement.