Smok­ers butt out over cost

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THE cost of cig­a­rettes is the big­gest mo­ti­va­tor for quit­ting smok­ing, data shows.

Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Health and Wel­fare re­search re­veals the pro­por­tion of smok­ers mo­ti­vated to quit by tobacco’s cost has risen from 35.8 per cent to 52 per cent in the past decade.

Smok­ing rates are at a his­tor­i­cal low, but the rate of quit­ting has slowed. “Tobacco tax works bet­ter if com­ple­mented by hard-hit­ting anti-smok­ing cam­paigns,” Can­cer Coun­cil chief Sanchia Aranda says.

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