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Smoking causes over 80% of all drug related deaths in Australia, far more than alcohol or illicit drugs! Did you know that 80% of young people who smoke regularly continue to smoke as adults? Nearly half of smokers under 30 started smoking by the age of 15.

Cigarette advertising in Australia has been banned, but if you watch closely, more actors in movies and television programs are shown smoking (it's called 'product placement').

Everyone knows the risks of smoking, but people are still starting to smoke, and continuing to smoke. So, why do they do it??

Want to quit? call the Quitline (Australia) 13 78 48

There is lots of information about smoking - and much more inportantly - quitting on these sites:

South Australia

Australian Government

Information in languages other than English

Posters in many languages have been made for the Australian National Tobacco Campaign. They are listed under the heading referring to advertisements on this page 
http://www.quitnow.gov.au/internet/quitnow/publishing.nsf/Content/ntc-2009-2013-lp  

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