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  1. Pregnancy and smoking

    12 Feb 2019

    Smoking while pregnant exposes a woman and her unborn child to an increased risk of health problems...

  2. Smoking – Quit services for Aboriginal communities

    12 Feb 2019

    While the smoking rate in Australian Aboriginal communities is decreasing, it is still more than three times the national average. Smoking is the cause of one in five deaths in Aboriginal communities...

  3. Smoking - the financial cost

    12 Feb 2019

    If you want to quit smoking, think about how much of your weekly income is going up in smoke...

  4. Smoking - effects on your body

    Along with nicotine, people who smoke inhale about 7,000 other chemicals in cigarette smoke. Many of these chemicals come from burning tobacco leaf. Some of these compounds are chemically active and...

  5. e-cigarettes

    06 Feb 2019

    What do the experts say about electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes – or e-cigarettes – simulate the act of smoking, but you don’t burn tobacco when you use them...

  6. What to expect when you quit smoking

    30 Jan 2019

    When you decide to quit smoking, it can help to find out what to expect as you work through the process. Some people have only a few mild symptoms when they quit but others find it harder.  While...

  7. Quitting smoking and managing weight

    29 Jan 2019

    You would have to gain over 40 kilograms above your recommended weight to equal the risk of heart disease posed by smoking...

  8. Smoking and heart disease

    19 Jun 2018

    A smoker's excess risk of heart attack reduces rapidly after only one year of not smoking...

  9. Smoking - quit services for diverse groups

    13 Apr 2018

    Resources to stop smoking are available in a variety of languages and are distributed free of charge...

  10. Smoking statistics

    11 Aug 2017

    Smoking kills more Victorians every year than road accidents, alcohol and other drugs combined...