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Program Tackles Sky High Rates of Aboriginal Smoking in Australia

A new program in Sydney is helping indigenous Australians quit smoking. It’s also exploring the deeper reasons why about a third of aboriginal adults smoke, a much higher proportion than the national average. The organizers of the “Talking About Tobacco Use” project warn that high smoking rates are the biggest risk to health among Australia’s original inhabitants. Stubborn smoking rates Public health campaigns have helped smoking rates in Australia to fall steadily. But tobacco use...

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