Big drop in funds to fight smoking

Spending on anti-smoking public health campaigns has plummeted over the past decade as health experts say Australia risks losing its momentum on tobacco control. 

A journal article calculates that spending by the Australian, NSW and Victorian government fell from $36m in 2010 to $7.1m in 2018. This occurred even as the overall cost to Australia caused by smoking was calculated at $137bn a year.

Read the full story in: The Australian (paywalled)