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01 April 2011

Pricey cigarettes mean fewer teens smoke

Australia seems to have found ways to cut back on teen smoking; higher taxes on cigarettes, expanded no-smoking rules, and tobacco control programmes, a study shows.

Australia seems to have found ways to cut back on teen smoking, researchers from there report.

"We have the tools at our disposal. It's just a question of having the political will to implement these policies," said Dr Siegel, who studies tobacco control but was not involved in the current study.

 
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