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Smoke and mirrors on issue funding won’t deter critics

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Smoking may cost the Aussie economy $388bn in lost productivity

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Named unexpected use of tobacco

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Tobacco companies are using Twitter to oppose policy and shape their public identity

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Sharp drop in Australian teenagers’ use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco

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Principles that Underpin the Current Policy and Regulatory Approach to Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigarettes) in Australia

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AustralianSuper to quit big tobacco in $900m blow for Philip Morris, British American Tobacco

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Where there’s smoke: Embattled MP’s brother caught selling smuggled Chinese ciggies

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World tobacco experts in Hobart to stamp out smoking

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Have your say on smoke-free places

WE’RE urging Queenslanders to speak out and have their say about smoke-free places across the state to help shape the future of tobacco control in Queensland.

https://www.qt.com.au/news/have-your-say-on-smoke-free-places/3232462/

Cancer Council Queensland, Heart Foundation and Asthma Foundation have launched a statewide survey on smoking, giving Queenslanders the opportunity to share their opinion about current and future smoke-free places.

The survey will gauge support on current tobacco laws and identify additional areas the community would like to see smoke-free, including outdoor public areas and multi-unit housing.

Tobacco is having a detrimental effect on the health of our state. Those who smoke or are exposed to second-hand smoke are at a much greater risk of developing chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancers.

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Australia. In Queensland alone around 3700 people die from a tobacco-related disease each year.

This survey will give the public a voice to help advocate for stronger tobacco legislation reforms through the extension of statewide smoke-free places in Queensland.

Will you share your views? Have your say to help clear the air for thousands of Queenslanders impacted by second-hand smoke.

If you’re a Queenslander aged 18 and over, please complete our Smoke-free Places Survey at smokefreeplacessurvey by October 16.

All responses are anonymous and confidential.

Ms Chris McMillan

CEO, Cancer Council Queensland