July 6, 2009

Smoking declines in Victoria, Australia

A Cancer Council Victoria survey found that the number of smokers in Victoria has reduced from just over 21% in 1998 to 16.5% in 2008. Ms. Fiona Sharkie, Executive Director of Quit Victoria, a program designed to help smokers overcome the life-threatening habit, said, “Women now have the lowest smoking rates on record in Victoria (14.7%); however, men’s smoking rates have also reduced from almost 25% in 1998 to 18.5% in 2008.”

Congratulations, Victoria, on the improved well-being of your citizens. May more and more individuals choose healthful habits for a vibrant life.

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